Health

Talking To Your Patients About Medication Side Effects-Practical Advice From A Prescriber

Angela Couch, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Lindner Center of HOPE University of Cincinnati College of Medicine   Suspected side effects are one of the most frequent barriers to medication compliance.Therapists are likely meeting with the patient more frequently than the prescriber, and in some cases, may have better rapport with that patient. Sometimes the […]

Family Caregivers Need Care, Too

November is Family Caregivers Month. A growing number of Americans are taking roles as caregivers for loved ones suffering with a variety of illnesses and disabilities. At least 60 million have a caregiving role – most caregivers are middle-aged adults. Caregivers can be anyone doing a broad range of tasks for loved ones who are […]

Getting Past Your Past

Chris Tuell Ed.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Clinical Director of Addiction Services Lindner Center of HOPE Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience University of Cincinnati College of Medicine In 1987, Francine Shapiro went for a walk. While on her walk, Francine was contemplating some very upsetting personal events that were occurring in her life at […]

Psychological Assessments across Different Settings

By Jennifer Farley, PsyD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist There are a number of reasons someone may undergo a psychological evaluation. The type of testing that is done depends on the individual’s functioning and the setting in which testing may be pursued. In childhood, early observations of potential problems may come from teachers. Teachers […]

Complementary and Integrative Methods for Mood Disorders

Amanda Porter, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Lindner Center of HOPE Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry/Mental Health, and Addictions   The question of “What causes mental health disorders?” is the eternal question on the field of psychiatry. The most widely accepted theory as to the cause of depression thus far has been the neurotransmitter […]

Introducing Integrative Mental Health

Amanda Porter, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Lindner Center of HOPE Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry/Mental Health, and Addictions   Depression is a serious and costly health problem facing our country. Depression is the most common form of mental illness, and is a leading cause of disability, and affects more than a quarter of […]

Transgender Issues – The Basics

Marcy Marklay, LPCC Child/Adolescent/Young Adult Therapist, Lindner Center of HOPE Adjunct Instructor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience University of Cincinnati- College of Medicine   Gender identity is a person’s inner sense of being male, female, neither or both. Gender nonconforming refers to those who have behaviors and interests that run counter to what is […]

A Drumming Technology: The Object of Meditative Drumming

By Michael O’Hearn, MSW, LISW-S The drum is one of the oldest musical instruments. An interesting paradox of medical and cognitive neuroscience is how a range of intra- and inter-personal stress mediation, self-regulation, and mind-body continuity interventions are accomplished through ancient traditions of meditation (mental training) (Davidson & McEwen, 2012; Khalsa, Rudrauf, Davidson, & Tranel, […]

Are apps for mental health good or evil? Making an informed decision.

        By Nicole Mori, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, Research Advanced Practice Nurse Medical mobile phone apps are changing the doctor-patient relationship by promising patients greater control over their care, lower costs, improved safety and convenience.  Patient demand for apps is increasing with an estimated 50% of smartphone users having a medical app by […]

Dietary supplements for depression: Risks and potential benefits

    By Nicole Mori, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, Research Advanced Practice Nurse Use of dietary supplements for the treatment of depressive symptoms is increasingly common among patients.    Factors driving this trend include unsatisfactory response with standard treatments, adverse drug events, skepticism about psychiatric medications and the perception of dietary supplements as “natural” and safe. […]