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Helpful articles to help you better understand mental health issues.

Mindful Eating

May 7, 2019
Elizabeth Mariutto, PsyD Clinical Director of Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Adult Eating Disorder Services and Staff Psychologist, Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Lindner Center of HOPE “Every time I try a diet, I do okay for a while, and then I go back to my usual eating.” According to the National Eating […]

“In the News” – Dr. Tracy Cummings Joins This Week in Cincinnati to Discuss Adolescent Suicides

April 15, 2019
Several suicides among local high school students has the Cincinnati community mourning these losses and searching for answers. WCPO’s Tanya O’Rourke spoke with Lindner Center of HOPE Medical Director of Inpatient and Partial Hospital Program Services Dr. Tracy Cummings about what families need to know about suicide prevention for themselves and their children. According to […]

New Treatments Available to Help People with Drug Addictions

March 14, 2019
The statistics surrounding addiction are shocking and the impact is devastating. In 2017, 70,000 people[i] in the U.S. died from drug overdoses – the highest number in history. Hamilton County accounted for 570 of those deaths[ii]. The City of Cincinnati alone saw a 79% increase in overdose deaths from 2014 to 2017. The region, including […]

Cincinnati — A National Hub for Mental Healthcare

March 14, 2019
Services, resources and research unmatched in Midwest Mental illness is a condition that affects one in five Americans[i]. While more celebrities are revealing their own struggles, and research has led to new understanding and treatments, mental illness remains shrouded in stigma. Many barriers prevent access to treatment as well, including cost. Communities across the country […]

Screenagers: Overcoming internet and gaming addictions

March 14, 2019
A New Way to Balance Digital Usage It’s a concern for parents across the country. Teenagers are consumed by countless digital distractions. Smart phones, gaming consoles, or any number of devices connected to the Internet compete for their attention. Concerns over growing and habitual media use are nothing new, but the broad availability of portable […]

“In the News” – Reuters features Lindner Center “Reboot” Internet Addictions Program

March 8, 2019
  Reuters featured the success story of a teenager who found help with Internet and gaming addiction through a new treatment program at the Lindner Center of HOPE. The story explains why more medical professionals are taking Internet addiction seriously and how the Lindner Center has pioneered a program to meet this modern condition. A […]

“In the News” – Dr. Tuell joins Fox and Friends to Discuss Internet Addiction

March 4, 2019
Lindner Center of HOPE Clinical Director of Addiction Services Dr. Chris J. Tuell joined Fox & Friends on January 28, 2019 to talk about a new program at the Lindner Center designed to identify and treat Internet addiction. “This program helps those struggling with a loss of control to re-center their lives to avoid additional […]

Self-Organization of Household Culture

March 1, 2019
Michael O’Hearn, MSW, LISW-S Odum’s Paradigm Odum’s (1988) Self-Organization, Transformity, and Information is a conceptual framework for this intervention.  It is supported by two traditional pillars of economic theory: (1) the production-consumption model (“supply and demand”), and (2) production-consumption growth equilibrium.  This is a social currency system, not a monetary system; the currency is energy […]

“In the News” – Dr. Bosse joins FOX19’s Morning show to discuss SAD

February 25, 2019
Dr. Nicole Bosse appeared on FOX19’s Morning Show (Cincinnati) to talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how local residents can recognize the signs of SAD in themselves and others, help themselves avoid seasonal depression and find help through treatment at the Lindner Center of HOPE. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression triggered […]

Love the medication but hate the weight gain?

February 6, 2019
Nicole Mori RN, MSN, APRN-BC Nurse Practitioner Lindner Center of HOPE Obesity is an important comorbidity among psychiatric patients and is associated with increased morbidity and a complicated clinical course.  Many frequently used psychotropic medications can contribute to weight gain, which commonly accompanies adverse metabolic outcomes.  Weight gain is distressing to patients and leads to decreased […]

Recovery Supporters Can Also Experience a Rough Road, But The Journey Is Still Worthwhile

January 10, 2019
  Peter White, M.A., LPCC, Lindner Center of HOPE, Addictions Counselor Many loved ones of people with substance use disorders are often discouraged by the severity and duration of distress initiated and endured by their loved ones. In a related manner, many professionals working with people with substance use disorders become disillusioned and discouraged by […]

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

November 28, 2018
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 16, 2018
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

November 7, 2018
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

November 7, 2018
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 […]

Bullying / Cyberbullying : Shapes, Forms And How To Address

November 7, 2018
By Marcy Marklay, LPCC, Adolescent Therapist, Lindner Center of HOPE Technology has changed the way people bully each other. Cyberbullying via text messages and use of social media, as well as the more traditional forms of bullying,can occur in childhood, adolescence and into adulthood, even in college and in the workplace. Bullying is far from […]

Complementary and Integrative Methods for Mood Disorders

June 21, 2018
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 […]

An Overview of Maternal Mental Health Issues

June 1, 2018
  By Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA Lindner Center of HOPE, Chief of Adult Psychiatry May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.  One in five women will develop a maternal mental health disorder.  They are also referred to as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) to emphasize that women experience more than postpartum depression during […]

Introducing Integrative Mental Health

May 1, 2018
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

May 1, 2018
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 […]