La vision 20/20

Margot Brandi, MD Staff Psychiatrist Sibcy House, Medical Director Lindner Center of HOPE   Si alguna vez han visitado al oftalmólogo sabrán que la vision 20/20 se refiere a la agudeza visual que te permite ver con claridad los objetos a 20 pies de distancia, lo que equivale aproximadamente a 6 metros. Es la vision […]

Study of a Medication in Borderline Personality Disorder

  Susan L. McElroy, MD Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief Research Officer and Consultant to Eating Disorders Team Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder consisting of a pervasive pattern of instability in regulation of emotions, impulses, interpersonal relationships, and self-image. Symptoms of BPD include frequent mood changes and excessive anger; feelings of worthlessness, […]

Mindfulness During the Holidays

  Jennifer Farley, PsyD Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist The holiday season can be an enjoyable and peaceful time for many of us. We adults know that this can also be a busy, tense, overstimulating, overindulgent, and overwhelming time. Any of these experiences can be triggered, for example, by holiday memories of the past, […]

Medication-assisted treatment myth and other clarifications

  Christopher Bueker, BS, LCDC-III Lindner Center of HOPE-North, Addiction Therapist  People who struggle with opioid dependency and their families often believe myths and inaccuracies about medication-assisted treatment, which sometimes overshadow the evidence that empirically demonstrates the benefits of opioid substitution therapy. This article is dedicated to debunking the myth that methadone- and buprenorphine-assisted therapy […]


    La gratitud de un inmigrante. Cuando pregunté por la fecha limite para entregar esta mi segunda columna me informaron tambien que saldría publicada justo antes del dia de acción de gracias (Thanksgiving) Entonces, me parecio casi obligatorio dedicar este espacio a la gratitud, y su impacto en la salud mental. A kilómetros de […]

How Do Clinicians Make Prescribing Decisions?

  Angela Couch, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC Lindner Center of HOPE, Pyschiatric Nurse Practitioner Making decisions about which medication to prescribe is a complicated process.  Janicak, et al (2006, p. 1) described the complexity of the issue fairly well, “…while improved therapies to ease a patient’s suffering are constantly emerging, the practitioner is required to continually […]

Innovations in Mental Health Treatment

By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry   Innovations in Mental Health Treatment By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry The past year has brought exciting innovations in treatment options for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder […]

Social Media and Technology and the Impact on Mental Health

By Jen Milau, APRN, PMHNP-BC Lindner Center of HOPE, Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner  There’s no denying it: the advent of social media has changed the way we connect with one another. In some ways, these programs have offered an opportunity to locate and reconnect with lost friends or family members – a phenomenon that was […]

Parenting for good mental health in children

By Anna I. Guerdjikova, PhD, MSW, LSW “Mens sana in corpore sano” is a Latin saying from the Satires of Juvenal (ad c.60–c.130) , literally translating to ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’ and widely used nowadays to describe the concept of wellness – the need for both physical and mental wellbeing to be […]