We have all heard about the recent rash of opiate overdoses that many have termed an “epidemic.” Earlier this month, numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health revealed that overdose deaths from opiates, including...
A Crisis Point: Staving Off the Epidemic of Opiate Use
By Rocco Iannucci, MD
Medical Director, McLean Fernside
We have all heard about the recent rash of opiate overdoses that many have termed an “epidemic.” Nationally, overdose deaths have more than doubled overall, while overdoses on prescription painkillers have more than quadrupled, all in the period from 1999 to 2010. Every indication is that this alarming trend continues.
"People do not die of character flaws, but of illnesses. If you or someone you care about is struggling with the disease of addiction, know that you are not alone. Help is available—all you need to do is ask for it."
~Rocco Iannucci, MD, Medical Director, McLean Fernside
Advances in Mental Health
We are all stunned and saddened by the apparent suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams and our collective hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. While we remember his enormous talent and the joy that he brought so many of us...
This blog originally appeared on connectwithpartners.org
These are both very exciting and challenging times in the field of psychiatry and mental health. It is progressively well appreciated that diseases of brain and behavior are among...
"Okay, Lisa. Go."
That’s Carol Hevia, a behavioral therapist at the OCDI, talking to me in my head, as if I was sitting in her Intrusive Thoughts group. Once again, she’s telling me it’s time to spill my guts.