Health

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. […]

Addressing Obesity in Psychiatric Patients

Nicole Mori, RN, MSN, APRN-BC Research Advanced Practice Nurse, Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 mg/kg, remains one of the main contributors to preventable disease and health care costs. It is also associated with increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, […]

Why dieting can be harmful

BY: Anna Guerdjikova, PhD, LISW, CCRC, Lindner Center of HOPE, Director of Administrative Services, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry, Research Assistant Professor The word “diet” originates from the Greek word “diaita”, literally meaning “manner of living”. In the contemporary language, dieting is synonymous with a quick fix […]

The Benefits of Residential Assessment.

On October 28, 2015, Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar, Lindner Center of HOPE Psychiatrist and Williams House Medical Director, joined Lon Woodbury on the Woodbury Report radio show.  Their discussion focused on outlining the benefits of a residential assessment for mental health concerns in adolescents. Click here to listen.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder: An Important but Under-Recognized Medical Disorder

Susan L. McElroy, MD Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief Research OfficerUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) is a common and serious disorder that is often unrecognized and untreated. People with IED are periodically unable to restrain impulses that result in verbal and physical aggression. The aggressive […]

The Function of the Anorexic Brain: A Neurobiological Perspective

By Scott Bullock, MSW, LISW-S Lindner Center of HOPE, Clinical Director and Family Therapist Child/Adolescent Services, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program Clinical Consultant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center at The Lindner Center of HOPE University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Adjunct Instructor Despite numerous recent advances in the field […]

Addressing Mental Health Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4)

When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs of symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately […]

Start Anew in 2015!

By: Lynn Gordon, ThD, Spiritual Care Coordinator Lindner Center of HOPE There was a popular television series in the 1970’s called, “Kung Fu.” I recall an episode when Kwai Chang Caine, the main character played by David Carradine was revisiting a disappointing and sad moment in his youth. In providing support to Caine, Master Po […]