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Lindner Center of HOPE Announces New CEO

Paul CrosbyEffective July 1, 2021, Paul R. Crosby, MD, MBA has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Frances and Craig Lindner Center of HOPE, the comprehensive mental health center of excellence in Mason, Ohio, which opened in 2008. Dr. Crosby’s full title is President and CEO, with the responsibility of providing leadership and direction for the overall operation of the Center.

Dr. Crosby, Associate Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine and summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, was recruited to join the Lindner Center of HOPE medical staff for the Center’s opening in 2008.  As a people-first physician leader with expertise in healthcare operations and policy, Dr. Crosby is guided by the values of empathy and excellence.  He drives results by combining his clinical experience with sound business principles.  He played significant, strategic roles in the growth and development of Lindner Center of HOPE, taking on more responsibility over time and serving in progressively more complex roles: Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Director of Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In September 2020, Dr. Crosby was appointed President and officially began an organized process to succeed outgoing CEO, Paul E. Keck, MD.  Dr. Keck was LCOH’s founding president and CEO and will remain employed at the Center in the new role of Psychiatrist in Chief.

Dr. Crosby’s leadership has brought achievements in clinician recruitment and retention, multiple surveys by regulatory and accrediting bodies, and restructuring of Lindner Center of HOPE’s nationally-renowned residential services resulting in increased referrals, increased census, and increased patient and referrer satisfaction.  He led LCOH’s pandemic response including coordination of communications, establishment of safety best practices rapid conversion to telehealth of most outpatient services, and rapid transitioning to working-from-home for many staff. Notably, throughout the pandemic, the Center has not instituted layoffs or furloughs, pay reductions, or capacity reductions.  He is a recipient of The Healthcare Leadership Award, Venue and LEAD Magazine, Cincinnati, and a 2021 winner of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Healthcare Hero’s Award in the manager category.

Dr. Crosby is board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has provided care in many of the Center’s service lines, including residential services, inpatient adolescent services, and partial hospital programs.  He will continue to provide outpatient psychiatric consultation to children and families referred from around the country.

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Clinical and Research Advances from The Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE

Lindner Center of HOPE Chief Research Officer member of team that identifies 64 regions of the genome that increase risk for bipolar disorder

Mason, OH, April 22, 2021 – Chief Research Officer of The Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE, Susan McElroy, MD, was part of a research team in the largest genetic study of bipolar disorder to date.  In his genetic study researchers have identified 64 regions of the genome containing DNA variations that increase risk of bipolar disorder—more than double the number previously identified.

The research team also found overlap in the genetic bases of bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, the study supports a role of sleep habits, alcohol, and substance usage in the development of bipolar disorder, although further research is needed to confirm these findings. The study results were published May 17 in Nature Genetics (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-021-00857-4). Read the full press release at https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-05-regions-genome-bipolar-disorder.html .

 

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Lindner Center of HOPE Founding Member and Provider of Hall of Fame Behavioral Health

May 6, 2021, Mason, OH – Lindner Center of HOPE is proud to announce that it is a founding member and official provider of Hall of Fame Behavioral Health. The Pro Football Hall of Fame today announced the formation of Hall of Fame Behavioral Health, a program created to find comprehensive solutions through a network of mental and behavioral health services designed specifically for current and former athletes and their families.

With the support of numerous ambassadors – among them Pro Football Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker; Hall of Famers RONNIE LOTT, BRIAN DAWKINS, STEVE ATWATER, ANDRE REED and TIM BROWN; current players Adrian Peterson and Calais Campbell; and other former NFL players and health care advocates – Hall of Fame Behavioral Health was founded with a simple yet challenging mission: to make mental health and the treatment of issues surrounding athletes and those who care for them destigmatized, accessible and widespread.

“We have to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and that includes athletes,” Dawkins said. “It’s OK to ask for help and to reach out if you are having issues. It’s OK not to be OK. But it’s not OK to stay that way – because our silence is killing us and damaging our families.”

Hall of Fame Behavioral Health will offer an easy-to-use concierge call center and crisis line to match treatment and counseling services with a vetted and accredited premier network of service providers across the country. These providers are trained to deal with such issues as post-career transition, identity, addiction, performance anxiety, mindfulness and the culture of sports. They understand athletes and can customize care to meet their needs. Services will complement existing programs and assistance available to players through the National Football League and its affiliated partners.

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame has always been about protecting the most important part of the game of football: the players,” Baker said. “With Hall of Fame Behavioral Health, our mission is to make mental and behavioral health services that meet the Hall of Fame’s standards of excellence easily accessible and available not only to Hall of Famers but to every player of this game, the people who support them and the kids dreaming about one day playing in the League. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is committed to ending the stigma that surrounds asking for help and protecting our family of athletes for generations to come.”

Wes Cain, President and CEO of Hall of Fame Behavioral Health, understands the importance of reaching those who feel reluctant to take the first steps in getting help. “Whether it’s affordability, access or simply saying the words ‘I need help’ to a trusted friend, current and retired athletes have faced an uphill battle in seeking and receiving mental health services. Our goal is to let everyone know that if you are a first-ballot Hall of Famer or a practice squad player, we hear you and we are here to support you. No one should be left behind on their journey to live a healthy life.”

Hall of Fame Behavioral Health is the newest health care-related initiative affiliated with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In early 2020, the Hall announced its official entry into health services with the creation of Hall of Fame Health. Over the past year, Hall of Fame Health has developed several ways for former players and their families to obtain a full range of medical care. Offerings include: a provider network with concierge access at more than a dozen (and growing) top health systems in the country; a medical advisory board comprised of world-class physicians and clinicians; and a partner benefits administrator to assist with gaining access to top insurance offerings.

“Hall of Fame Behavioral Health is the latest development in this growing initiative, and it might be the one addressing the greatest need,” said Jeremy Hogue, CEO of Hall of Fame Health.

Hall of Fame Behavioral Health has partnered with these Centers of Excellence across the country:

  • Ashley Addiction Treatment (Baltimore, Md.)
  • Aultman Health Foundation (Canton, Ohio)
  • Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas)
  • Emory Healthcare (Atlanta)
  • Lindner Center of HOPE (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Nashville Recovery Center (Nashville)
  • New Method Wellness (Southern California)
  • Sabino Recovery (Tucson, Ariz.)
  • The Becoming Counseling & Wellness (National)
  • The Menninger Clinic (Houston)
  • UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences (San Francisco)
  • Vanderbilt Health (Nashville)

Additional Centers of Excellence, player ambassadors and strategic partners are expected to join the Hall of Fame Behavioral Health network in coming months.

For those needing financial assistance, Hall of Fame Behavioral Health has partnered with the HART Foundation to provide grants and funding to ensure those who need help can receive it – no matter their economic situation.

“We are a forever brotherhood,” Dawkins said of athletes, “and we must do a better job of looking out for one another. There are many options out there, and now you can add Hall of Fame Behavioral Health as a viable and reliable one.”

Anyone experiencing a mental health emergency or requiring emergency assistance should call the HOFBH Crisis Line at 866-901-1245, or call 911, or head to the nearest hospital emergency room.

CONTACTS:
Rich Desrosiers, Vice President of Communications and Public Relations
Rich.Desrosiers@ProFootballHOF.com; 330-588-3622

Rachel Gutting, Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Rachel.Gutting@ProFootballHOF.com; 330-588-3671

ABOUT THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution with the Mission to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AAM accreditation is national recognition for the museum’s commitment to excellence and the highest professional standards of museum operation and public service.

Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe travel to Canton annually to experience
“The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!” that chronicles America’s most popular sport. Fans can also enjoy the Hall of Fame Store at the Hall, and online at www.profootballhof.com/store, for merchandise from all 32 NFL clubs plus the Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the Store support the Hall’s Mission.

Construction on Hall of Fame Village Powered by Johnson Controls, a mixed-use development project, is under way in Canton to transform the Hall of Fame’s campus.

CONTACT:
Lauren Renschler, William Raymond Communications
lauren@william-raymond.com; 310-463-0863

ABOUT HALL OF FAME BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:
Hall of Fame Behavioral Health is an affiliate of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive solution for mental health, behavioral health and substance use issues for all athletes and their families. By partnering with Centers of Excellence across the United States, HOFBH can ensure consistent, high-quality care customized for athletes and those who support them. For more information visit, www.hofbh.com, email Team@hofbh.com or call 866-901-1241 to speak to the HOFBH Concierge Call Center.
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Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic services for all ages and short-term residential services for adults, and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

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Lindner Center of HOPE President and COO Named Business Courier Health Care Hero

Mason, OH, April 22, 2021 – Lindner Center of HOPE president and chief operating officer, Paul R. Crosby, MD, was named a winner in the annual Business Courier Health Care Heroes awards in the Manager category on April 22, 2021.

As President and Chief Operating Officer(COO) of Lindner Center of HOPE (LCOH), Dr. Paul R. Crosby is responsible for oversight of compliance and quality activities; oversight of the medical staff office; oversight of EMR (Epic) modification and optimization, and liaison between Information Technology, Health and Information Management and clinical staff. Dr. Crosby is also responsible for the development and implementation of clinical and strategic initiatives as a member of the executive team and oversight of the Research Institute at LCOH. Dr. Crosby leads strategic innovation of clinical programs to keep pace with advancing medical science and to maintain viability of business aspects amid rapid changes in the market. He also works to establish and nurture symbiotic relationships with the other entities within LCOH’s academic health system, academic department, and externally with non-UC Health entities. Dr. Crosby also participates in marketing and fundraising activities to brand and sustain the organization.

In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Crosby provides outpatient psychiatric consultation to children and families referred from around the country.  He treats the entire range of psychiatric symptoms with particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of ADHD and the conditions that frequently accompany it such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, learning disabilities, and substance use disorders.  In 2010, he founded the Center for Attention Disorders at LCOH to consolidate and coordinate LCOH’s efforts related to this illness.  Over the years, he has provided care in many of LCOH’s service lines, including residential services, inpatient adolescent services, and partial hospital programs. He also guided the creation of a unique 3.5-day outpatient comprehensive diagnostic assessment program for children and adolescents.

Dr. Crosby is a Health Care Hero because he rose up as a true leader in the face of a crisis, continuing to prioritize helping patients, while balancing the demands of implementing processes and procedures that would address a public health threat.

At the onset of the pandemic, mental health programs around the country were discharging patients, shuttering programs and decreasing access for people despite the level of need. Sadly, the pandemic was contributing to exacerbated existing mental health and addiction symptoms and new onset of significant mental illness. Dr. Crosby led the leadership team at LCOH to respond quickly and safely to the elevated health safety needs of all on campus, while recognizing the ongoing and increasing need for mental health treatment.

Under Dr. Crosby’s leadership, new protocols and procedures were evaluated and implemented based on current data and public health recommendations. He established an oversight team to share the various newly identified leadership needs. The team worked on the tasks of implementing and communicating ongoing and yet changing recommendations and practices, acquisition of cleaning and personal protective equipment and other necessary supplies, modifications to programs and services, adjustments to physical plant, and updates to policies impacting staff, patients and visitors. He also led the rapid launch of telepsychiatry services to outfit a newly remote outpatient practice with virtual visit options. He consistently communicated with all levels of the communication and encouraged open dialogue at all levels to ensure clarity and buy-in.

Dr. Crosby’s steadfast approach to overcoming all obstacles with a proactive and swift-moving team allowed LCOH to continue to save lives (even more than ever) and alleviate suffering caused by mental illness, even during the height of the pandemic. Remarkably few positive cases have set foot on the campus of LCOH, staff/provider layoffs and furloughs were avoided, as well as pay reductions and significant capacity reductions.

Amongst national peers in the mental health field, LCOH took a lead and became a model in its COVID response under Dr. Crosby’s leadership. LCOH also took a local leadership role in educating the public about mental health during a shared trauma such as a pandemic, through media interviews, presentations to local business leaders and community outreach.

Most recently, Dr. Crosby has led LCOH’s pandemic response including coordination of communications, establishment of safety best practices, rapid conversion to telehealth, and avoidance of staff or provider layoffs/furloughs, pay reductions, or capacity reductions.

Heath Care Heroes is the Business Courier’s recognition of those who have made an impact on health care in our community through their concern for patients, their research and inventions, their management skills, their innovative programs for employees and their services.

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Tee Off in Support of Lindner Center of HOPE

Lindner Center of HOPE’s High Hopes Auxiliary will present HOPE on the Green, a women’s golf shamble on Monday, May 17, 2021. The event is intended to raise funds in support of Lindner Center of HOPE’s telehealth services. High Hopes is an organization of caring volunteers serving Lindner Center of HOPE.

Why Telehealth Services?

Lindner Center of HOPE quickly learned last March that telehealth upgrades were essential to continue serving patients when the shelter in place/stay at home order was mandated. This service continues today and is here to stay.  Clinicians are communicating in this fashion with patients, their family members and loved ones. In fact, it has created greater access than ever.

Upgrades to telehealth services at the Center are necessary. New software platforms will be added, additional technology will be purchased and increasing the Center’s Internet broadband width is essential for continued telehealth service.

The event will be held at Hyde Park Country Club, 3740 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45208. The schedule is as follows:

Breakfast: 8 am
Shotgun Start: 9 am
19th Hole & Art Auction: 1 pm
Luncheon & Awards:  2 pm
All registrations include breakfast and lunch.

 19th Hole Happy Hour and Awards Ceremony immediately following play.

Blake Gustafson and Amy Russert are Co-Chairs of HOPE on the Green

Sponsorship and registration information can be found at www.lindnercenterofhope.org/donate. We encourage you to visit the event site and find out more details!

Questions?  Contact 513-477-8349 OR 513-910-9612

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic services for all ages and short-term residential services for adults, and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

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Lindner Center of HOPE to Host an Evening of Radical Self-Love

 

Lindner Center of HOPE to Host an Evening of Radical Self-Love

The Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program at Lindner Center of HOPE is hosting a Free virtual movie night in honor of Eating Disorders Awareness Week Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 6 pm-7:15 pm EST. This is the fifth annual movie night in celebration of raising awareness of eating disorders. The focus of the evening will be radical self-love.

Participants will watch an engaging recording of Sonya Renee Taylor, the founder and Radical Executive Officer of Your Body is Not an Apology.

A professionally-led reflection and discussion by Lindner Center of HOPE clinical staff (and members of the Lindner Center of HOPE Diversity and Inclusion Council) will follow this 20-minute video. Participants will share thoughts and ideas to help transform their own lives to one consistent with radical self-love. The discussion will also explore ways to expand the concepts to our broader society.

“Radical self-love demands that we see ourselves and others in the fullness of our complexities.” –Sonya Renee Taylor

This event will be run virtually through Zoom (details sent with RSVP email confirmation).

RSVP online at https://lindnercenterofhope.org/referrers/education-events/free-movie-night/

Any questions, contact Pricila Gran at 513-536-0318 or pricila.gran@lindnercenter.org. RSVP online by Monday, March 1, 2021.

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic services for all ages and short-term residential services for adults, and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

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Lindner Center of HOPE’s Cummings and Tuell Among Cincy Best Doctors 2020

In 2020, Cincy Magazine asked its readers to nominate and vote for their favorite doctors in 83 specialties. This year’s winners included Lindner Center of HOPE’s:

Chris J. Tuell, EdD, LPCC-LICDC in the category of Addiction Psychiatry.
Tracy Suzanne Cummings, MD in the category of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Danielle Johnson, MD, FAPA and Paul R. Crosby, MD were finalists in the categories of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry respectively.

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Lindner Center of HOPE Named Readers’ Choice in Two Local Lifestyle Publications

February 1, 2021– Mason, Ohio

Lindner Center of HOPE is honored to have been named Readers’ Choice 2020 winners in two local lifestyle publications.

Lindner Center of HOPE won “Best Mental Health Care Provider” in the 2020 West Chester + Liberty Lifestyle Magazine and “Best Medical Specialist” in the Mason& Deerfield Readers’ Choice 2020.

Lindner Center of HOPE is grateful for all who voted, for our dedicated staff and our patients for trusting us to be alongside of them for their journey.

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic services for all ages and short-term residential services for adults, and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

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Lindner Center of HOPE Announces Free Educational Opportunities to Increase Mental Health Awareness

January 12, 2021– Mason, Ohio

Lindner Center of HOPE Announces 2021 Free Community Education Series

Lindner Center of HOPE is pleased to announce the topics and presenters for its 2021 Community Education Series. The series is intended to offer an expert discussion of mental health, substance use disorders, treatment and coping strategies.

Manor House, Mason, has provided ongoing support for this series. As long as permissible given COVID restrictions, presentations will be offered live at the Manor House the third Wednesday of every other month from 6pm to 7:30 pm EST. Those unable to attend in-person can participate virtually, made possible by the support of Community Partners.

The first session, “What Is OCD and How Is It Treated?” presented by Jennifer B. Wilcox, PsyD, Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychologist, will be February 17, 2021 beginning at 6pm.

Participants will:

  1. Develop a basic understanding of what is and is not OCD
  2. Learn about various OCD subtypes/presentations
  3. Learn about the treatment options for OCD

To register for the February 17 session, visit:  https://lindnercenter.ejoinme.org/MyPages/WhatisOCDandHowisitTreated2021/tabid/1200131/Default.aspx

For the schedule and registration visit:  lindnercenterofhope.org/education.

 Lindner Center of HOPE to Offer Four Free Webcasts in 2021

Lindner Center of HOPE is pleased to announce four free webcasts in 2021. The webcasts are part of our Exploring Mental Health Series and offer 1 CEU to participants eligible for continuing ecuation credits.

The first webcast will be February 9, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm EST, presented by Chris Tuell, , EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, Lindner Center of HOPE, Clinical Director of Addiction Services on The Need for Assessment During/After Detox – Pulling Back the Covers on Substance Abuse.

Registration and the full schedule can be found at:  https://lindnercenterofhope.org/theneedforassessment-webcast/

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic services for all ages and short-term residential services for adults, and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

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Associate Chief Research Officer for The Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE Receives US Patent for Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Office of Innovation at University of Cincinnati Supported Utility Patent Process for this Method to Modulate Brain-Body Communication

Francisco Romo-Nava, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Chief Research Officer for The Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE and Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, has been awarded a United States patent for transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation for the purpose of treating psychiatric disorders. The Office of Innovation at University of Cincinnati supported the utility patent process for this method to modulate brain-body communication in the context of psychiatric disorders.

The utility patent will aid in the advancement of grant proposals for testing the use of this method in treating psychiatric disorders, allowing for concept expansion, the possibility of private company collaboration to further develop the method, and potential funding for the development of technology for delivering the treatment for public good.

Romo-Nava has been exploring a novel “Neuroscience of the Body” research approach that considers psychiatric disorders not only affect the brain, but also the body. Likewise, the body also affects the brain.

In 2018, The Research Institute at Lindner Center of HOPE launched a pilot study specifically looking at the communication between the brain and the body and the role spinal pathways play in the origins of psychiatric disorders. The hypothesis is that the communication between the brain and the body is disturbed in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (and other psychiatric disorders) which contributes to depressive symptoms and consequently may contribute to elevate the risk of medical comorbidity. Though this area needs additional study, it has been gaining focus as it explains why a patient with a psychiatric disorder might also have more physical illness.

The study, which is ongoing, is looking at the impact of non-invasive spinal stimulation for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. The team is testing an exclusively investigational device to apply a small electrical current through the skin to modulate spinal pathways and modify the disturbed communication between the brain and the body. The patent will protect the idea of modulating the spinal cord function for the purposes of treating psychiatric disorders with UC as assignee.

“We are proposing that by modulating spinal cord function we can have an effect on the psychiatric disorder. We are gathering these data to give us a signal of how to develop new methods to treat depression and, ideally, expand to other psychiatric disorders,” said Romo-Nava.

Romo-Nava received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) granted by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for this study. Dr. Romo-Nava is also currently funded by a NIMH K23 Career Development Award.

The study is currently recruiting participants between the ages of 18 and 55 who are currently moderately depressed for at least one month and not currently on medication for the treatment of depression. Participants would be required to complete a phone screening, attend a screening visit that includes labs and other tests, attend a baseline visit and attend 20-minute stimulation sessions three times per week for eight weeks. Eligible participants will be compensated up to $250 for their time and travel. A pre-screening questionnaire, as well as more information on this and other studies conducted at the Lindner Center of HOPE Research Institute can be found at www.LCOH.info.

 

Lindner Center of HOPE  provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science mental-health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals 12 years and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.