Mark S. Sulkowski, MD - Addressing the Evolving Opioid and HCV Epidemics Through Community Engagement and Education
Go online to PeerView.com/QYB860 to view the entire program with slides. In this activity, which is based on recent live meetings held in Baltimore and Cambridge, Maryland, clinicians practicing on the front-lines of the intersecting hepatitis C and opioid epidemics offer thought-provoking perspectives on identifying HCV among people with substance use disorders who live in urban and rural healthcare settings and successfully engaging them in care to achieve better patient and community outcomes. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Evaluate patients with, or at risk of, hepatitis C virus (HCV) i...
Source: PeerView CME/CE Audio Podcast - Primary Care - March 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education Tags: Science, Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Anxiety, Depression and the Internalizing Spectrum
Pathological mental health problems in children and young adults have been classified into externalizing (substance abuse, conduct disorder etc) and internalizing disorders (depression , anxiety etc). Today’s post will try to  work out the structure of this internalizing spectrum. English: An anxious person (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The first major difference, that is made in say DSM, is between Mood disorders (disturbance in mood) and Anxiety disorders (characterized by anxiety and avoidance behaviors) . However, Watson in this article (pdf) emphasizes that this classification is not proper and in many cases th...
Source: The Mouse Trap - February 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: depression mental illness anxiety Mental disorder Mood disorder Source Type: podcasts

What type of Self-control/Grit is More Useful?
I recently came across an article titled “More than Resisting Temptation: Beneficial Habits Mediate the Relationship between Self-Control and Positive Life Outcomes” by Brian Galla and Angela Duckworth, which argues that the positive outcomes associated with self-control have more to do with habits for self-regulation, than with in-the-moment exercise of willpower. Self Control (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Self-control is defined by APA as the ability to delay gratification and resist short-term temptations for long-term gains.  Thus the main challenge while exercising self-control is how to take care ...
Source: The Mouse Trap - January 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: addiction positive psychology strengths grit habits self-control Source Type: podcasts

Do tobacco cessation interventions provided during substance abuse treatment or recovery help tobacco users to quit?
Several dozen Cochrane Reviews examine the effects of methods to help people quit smoking. A new review in November 2016 adds to this evidence by considering interventions targeted at people with substance use disorders. We asked lead author, Dorie Apollonio from the University of California San Francisco in the USA, to tell us what they found in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 6, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

The different shades of Hope
Hope is one of the 24 character strengths as identified by VIA.  Its also known as optimism, future-mindedness and future orientation. It is defined by VIA as ‘expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it; believing that a good future is something that can be brought about.’ There are three variants of this strength, as found in the psychological literature: Optimism Optimistic explanatory style Hope Is the glass half empty or half full? The pessimist would pick half empty, while the optimist would choose half full. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (dispositional) Optimism is a general feeling tha...
Source: The Mouse Trap - January 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: sandygautam Tags: strengths hope Optimism Positive psychology VIA Source Type: podcasts

Alcoholism: Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin Test Part 1
Dr. Raymond Anton, an expert in substance abuse, talks about biological markers for alcoholism. He points to the merits of blood tests in accurately obtaining measures of alcohol consumption, noting that self-reports involving substance abuse tend to be inaccurate. In this mental health podcast, Dr. Anton focuses on the carbohydrate deficient transferrin test, explaining how it works to identify excessive alcohol consumption. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Psychiatric Problems: Visiting a Family Medicine Doctor
Dr. John Freedy, a family medicine doctor with his PhD in psychology, talks about the presentation of psychiatric problems in a family medicine setting and describes common physical complaints corresponding to various psychiatric illnesses. He says that family doctors are “specialists in common conditions” and thus reasonable places to start if a person suspects he or she has, for instance, depression. Dr. Freedy concludes by mentioning substance abuse problems among patients visiting family medicine doctor. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Alcoholism: Hypertensive Effects of Heavy Drinking
Dr. Peter Miller, a researcher in substance abuse, discusses his research findings on the relationship between alcoholism and hypertension. He explains that heavy drinking, which he identifies as three or more drinks per day, increases the likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors. Dr. Miller talks about sub-populations at particular risk of hypertensive effects of alcohol, focusing on increased risk with age. He concludes this alcohol podcast by explaining why hypertension poses the significant health threat it does. Learn more about MUSC and its South Carolina heart center today at http://www.muschealth.com/heart/index....
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Stimulants: Use Among Young People
Dr. Robert Malcolm, Director of Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs at MUSC, talks about widespread use of stimulants among young people. He identifies certain underlying issues, such as eating problems or sleep disorders, which seem to motivate some people to abuse stimulants. In this podcast, he discusses his policy for prescribing stimulants and mentions possible adverse effects, including psychological effects, of stimulants. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Alcoholism: Links to Insomnia
Director of Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs at MUSC, Dr. Robert Malcolm, explains the link between alcohol dependence and sleep deficiency. He also discusses how chronic use of sleeping pills can affect various aspects of sleep. Dr. Malcolm concludes this substance abuse podcast by offering a limit for daily alcohol consumption, which differs slightly between men and women. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Alcoholism: Use of Naltrexone
Dr. Raymond Anton, an expert in the area of substance abuse research, talks about the drug naltrexone as a therapy for alcohol dependence. He explains the mechanism of action by which alcohol acts in the brain, noting that some people are more sensitive to the euphoric effects of alcohol. In this substance abuse podcast, Dr. Anton describes how naltrexone functions, noting that it does not work for everyone. He mentions ongoing studies being performed at MUSC’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Alcoholism: Genetic Variance and Different Treatment Outcomes
An expert in substance abuse research, Dr. Raymond Anton talks about reasons naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcohol dependence, is only effective in some individuals. He also discusses other methods of therapy, noting results of a combined study exploring the effectiveness of both naltrexone and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Anton concludes this substance abuse podcast by mentioning substance abuse studies going on at MUSC. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Substance Abuse: The Disease of Addiction
Dr. Suzanne Thomas, a psychologist with her PhD in experimental psychology, talks about addiction as a disorder of the brain. She defines addiction and describes the actual neurological changes that occur when a person develops substance addiction. She focuses on the hypersensitive motivation pathway and explains that cessation in substance use allows for some recovery of the affected brain systems. Dr. Thomas concludes this mental health podcast by addressing the notion of food addiction, explaining that research is not yet conclusive on this topic. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Substance Abuse: Stress and Alcohol Addiction
Dr. Suzanne Thomas,a psychologist with her PhD in experimental psychology, talks about the connection between stress and alcohol consumption. In this mental health podcast she focuses on stress as a major contributor to addiction relapse. Dr. Thomas talks about the underlying brain mechanisms linking alcohol with stress and offers advice on how to make oneself more resilient to the ill effects of stress. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Clinical Trials at MUSC: Institutional Review Board
Dr. Suzanne Thomas, a psychologist with her PhD in experimental psychology, discusses the important role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure ethical and relevant research, proper clinical protocol, safety of participants, as well as informed consent for all clinical trials. She indicates common obstacles for investigators in gaining IRB approval. To conclude this podcast, Dr. Thomas points to the particularly stringent requirements of confidentiality for substance abuse research. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Non-specialist health worker interventions for the care of mental, neuroogical and substance-abuse disorders in low- and middle-income countries
Non-specialist health workers, and other professionals, such as teachers, may have an important role to play in delivering mental health care to people with mental, neurological and substance-abuse disorders in low- and middle-income countries. Nadja van Ginneken from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England, and a team from India, the UK, Norway and South Africa, published a new Cochrane Review in November 2013 of how effective these non-specialist health workers are. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 22, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: The Cochrane Collaboration Tags: Issue 10 to 12, October to December 2013 Source Type: podcasts

Alcoholism: Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin Test Part 1
Dr. Raymond Anton, an expert in substance abuse, talks about biological markers for alcoholism. He points to the merits of blood tests in accurately obtaining measures of alcohol consumption, noting that self-reports involving substance abuse tend to be inaccurate. In this mental health podcast, Dr. Anton focuses on the carbohydrate deficient transferrin test, explaining how it works to identify excessive alcohol consumption. (Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast)
Source: MUSC Substance Abuse Podcast - May 19, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South Carolina Source Type: podcasts

Show 7: Teens and Destructive Behaviors with Heidi Heilman, Wayland Substance Abuse Coalition
Heidi Heilman, director of the Wayland Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition in Wayland, Massachusetts, is my guest this week. As the founding community for SADD, Wayland has always been ahead of the curve for community education of teens and parents. Tune in to find out how this unique Substance Abuse Coalition is making a huge impact in this small New England town. (Source: A Dose of Dr. Gwenn | Blog Talk Radio Feed)
Source: A Dose of Dr. Gwenn | Blog Talk Radio Feed - May 1, 2009 Category: Pediatricians Authors: DrGwenn Tags: Parents Source Type: podcasts

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and Alternative Treatment Approaches
Today's podcast is a conversation between Dr. Gurr and Mr. Gazley about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) and a variety approaches to treat this disorder. Mr. Gazley has practiced psychotherapy for over thirty years and is the owner operator of www.asktheinternettherapist.com since 1998. He is the author of eight mental health educational videos and DVD's and is currently writing a book on distance counseling. Jef is State Licensed in General Counseling, Marriage/Family, and Substance Abuse counseling. In his private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jef specializes in ADD, love addiction, hypnotherapy, dysfunctional fam...
Source: The Shrink Is In - September 28, 2008 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: DrGurr Source Type: podcasts

New substance abuse guidelines
(Source: MedlinePlus: NLM Director's Comments)
Source: MedlinePlus: NLM Director's Comments - May 15, 2006 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: National Library of Medicine Source Type: podcasts