In this TV5 News segment, Ray Isackila explains the uses and abuses of Fentanyl, a heroin type drug that has caused several overdose deaths in Lorain County.
In this TV5 News segment, Ray Isackila explains the uses and abuses of Fentanyl, a heroin type drug that has caused several overdose deaths in Lorain County.
A man died recently after assaulting two officers at the Bedford Heights Correctional Facility. Dr. Felipe Amunategui discussed this incident on Fox News and said that tragedies like this are preventable, but jail employees are ill equipped to deal with the complexities of treating a psychiatric patient. Dr. Amunategui said the death of Omar Arrington-Bey and other prisoners should serve as a wake-up call for policy makers.
In this press release from the drug manufacturer, Dr. Joseph Calabrese explains the significance of the findings from a major study on a new medication for Bipolar I disease.
The Suicide Prevention Education Alliance, or SPEA, aims to prevent suicide by teaching young people to recognize the warning signs and seek professional help. The SPEA will hold its 10th annual "Into the Light Walk" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 6 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Dr. Robert J. Ronis and Dr. John Hertzer have contributed to an article in the Cleveland Jewish News on treatments for depression and preventing suicide. Here is a link to the entire article, which includes signs of depression and where to go for help.
Dr. Philip Resnick was interviewed by Alison Hope Weiner of Crime Time about the Ariel Castro suicide and about Dr. Resnick's initial evaluation of Ariel Castro. The forty -minute program also covers some of Dr. Resnick's other famous cases, and how forensic psychiatrists learn to interview and assess defendants.
Antipsychotic drugs increased the risk of diabetes in children and young adults according to a recent study in the journal JAMA Psychiatry by researchers at Vanderbilt University. Children who took the drugs—whose brand names include Risperdal, Seroquel, Abilify and Zyprexa—had a three-fold increased risk of Type 2 diabetes compared to children with the same conditions who took other medications… The study’s results were no surprise to Dr. Mackenzie Varkula, child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital and Dr. Molly McVoy, Program Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Read the entire article here.
Dr. Felipe Amunategui interprets the newly released video of the women held captive on Seymour Avenue for TV reporter Monica Robbins. To watch the story, click here.
Click here to readthe remarks of the Honorable Marcie Kaptur in the U.S. House of Representatives in recognition of Dr. Joseph Calabrese, who was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the European Bipolar Forum at its annual meeting in Seville, Spain. Marcie Kaptur is a member of the House Committee that supported research by Doctor Calabrese into the relationship between PTSD and suicidal ideation among members of the Ohio Army National Guard.
Click here to read the article in the May 2013 issue of Current Psychiatry by Charles L. Scott, MD and Phillip Resnick, MD which explains the importance of investigating persecutory delusions and command auditory hallucinations in order to determine a patient’s risk for violent behavior.
A New York Times article by Abby Ellin reports on an increase in the number of seniors who are seeking talk therapy and explains the reasons for this trend.
Cleveland is one of only two cities in Ohio to have an Emergency Room devoted to psychiatric emergencies. Dr. Mickelson, ER Director at University Hospitals Case Medical Center explains how the Psych ER at St. Vincent Charity Hospital relieves the pressure on other emergency rooms and trauma centers, and helps conserve inpatient psych beds. Read the article here.
Dr. McVoy tells parents how to decide if their child needs to see a mental health professional, and discusses the kinds of treatment available. Click here to watch the video.
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the medical student award winners for prizes in psychiatry and the emotional growth and well-being of children. These awards will be conferred at the commencement exercises in May.
The Evans-Machlup Award is endowed by Doris Evans, MD, a CWRU SOM graduate and practicing pediatrician. The prize honors Dr. Evans’ mother and her colleague and friend, Marilyn Machlup. This award goes to a student who has demonstrated exceptional understanding of the emotional growth and development of children and the relationship between their mental and physical well-being. This year, Andrea Rosati, PhD will be the recipient of the Evans-Machlup Award. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Developmental Psychology and was a tenured faculty in the Psychology Department at Elmira College before she began medical school.
The Miriam Rosenthal Award for Excellence in Women’s Mental Health is awarded to the student who has completed a project related to women’s mental health and who has shown an appreciation for mental health concerns related to perinatal, post-partum and perimenopausal issues. This year’s Rosenthal Award goes to Yvonne Chasser for her research work (Caring for the Sexual Health of Young Hispanic Women: How do Hispanic Mothers Communicate with their Daughters?”) and her excellence on her clinical rotations in psychiatry and her interest in psychodynamic concepts.
The Helen and Leland Schubert Award for Excellence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry supports a student who best demonstrates an appreciation for the social and developmental context and a facility for empathic engagement with their patients, specifically in the context of their interactions with children. The award this year goes to Elizabeth Wolf who demonstrated excellence on an Academic Initiative experience on a Mood Disorders Unit and also on an elective in neurogenetics where she focused her attention particularly on neuropsychiatric disorders affecting children and adolescents.
The Philmore J. and Constance Mayer Haber Award for Excellence in General Psychiatry supports the student who best demonstrates an appreciation for and facility with a biopsychosocial approach to patients with serious and persistent mental illness. Indrany Datta-Barua will receive the Mayer Haber Prize for her outstanding performance on her core psychiatry rotation where she demonstrated a natural sense of caring and comfort for seriously ill patients, attention to biologic, psychological and social aspects of the patients’ situation, and a knowledge base that exceeded expectations.
The Ellen and Irving Rothchild Award for Excellence in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry is presented to the student who best demonstrates an appreciation for the interface between, and co-occurring presentations of medical and psychiatric clinical pathology and the interrelated nature of physical and mental health. Rachel Katz will receive this award for her excellent work on a consultation liaison rotation where she demonstrated her compassionate care, her interest and knowledge of use of medications in the medically ill, and her curiosity and inquisitiveness. She also performed exceptionally well on her core rotation where she demonstrated her natural ability to connect with patients and their families and a high degree of professionalism.
The author of this article John Naish, a journalist, refuses to use a cell phone because of the added stress that is the result from always having to answer calls and messages. Dr. Janata explains “phantom phone vibration syndrome,” the false sensation that is the result of constantly being in a state of anticipation, eternally expecting a call or text message. Click here to read the entire article.
Dr. Max Wiznitzer from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Pediatrics Department clarifies the science behind ADHD diagnosis. Listen to the talk here.
A California mother accused of drowning her 3-year-old daughter walked away a free woman this past week after she was found not guilty by reason of insanity and a judge deemed her fit to reenter society. ABC News questioned Dr. Resnick on whether the general public can accept this judgement and allow the woman to re-join society. Read the article here.
The rates of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis have increased by nearly 25% over the past decade, researchers found. Dr. Max Wiznitzer of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital is quoted in this ABC News story.
In case you missed it, here's a recent Plain Dealer editorial by Christopher Evans stressing the importance of mental health care and the adequacy of funding.
Dr. Janata explains how hunger contributed to the panic attack that afflicted golf championship winner Charlie Beljan. Click here to read the ABC News article.
On Thursday, November 15, 2012, Recovery Resources hosted its Annual Gala at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, and presented the 2012 Bronze Key Award to Dr. Robert Ronis, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry. Read the press release here.
NAMI Ohio leader Terry Russell says people with mental illnesses, on average, die 25 years earlier than the general population. This statement was confirmed by PolitiFact Ohio. Read the Plain Dealer article here, and you can access the report by the National Association of the State Mental Health Program Directors here.
Diane Suchetka, the Plain Dealer reporter who writes about how to save money on health care, points out that low-cost counseling has been available from the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University since 1980. Doctoral students who are supervised by licensed psychologists provide cognitive behavioral therapy sessions for a range of mental health disorders. Read the Plain Dealer article or visit the Clinic's website.
Yes, light is important in combating SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but Dr. Janata suggests additional remedies to help lift this kind of depression. The Plain Dealer article was written by Brie Zeltner.
The Medpage Today article reports on studies that show that for some patients who don't respond to antidepressants, adding cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to their prescription appears to diminish depressive symptoms. Dr. Janata's comments on the implications of the research appear in a video accompanying the article.
Following is the short article that appeared in The Cleveland Jewish News.
"Recovery Resources’ 2012 Bronze Key Gala, held at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland, featured a silent auction and dinner. The event honored Dr. Robert J. Ronis, chair of the department of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland and psychiatrist-in-chief of the University Hospitals. Recovery Resources, headed by Debora Rodriguez, helps people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions in Northeast Ohio."
Dr. Molly McVoy is a member of the APA committee that on December 1, 2012 approved the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Diseases, or DSM-5. In the article Dr. McVoy explained the significance of the changes in diagnoses for providers and patients.
The 2012 SPEA Into the Light Walk was a success. More than 1,700 walkers attended. This video presents highlights from the event and includes comments on managing, preventing, and surviving suicide from Loree Vick, Dr. Calabrese and SPEA Walk organizers.
Charlie Beljan, a golfer on the PGA Tour experienced a severe panic attack, but finished the round and won the tournament. In the ABC News story Dr. Janata explains how, sometimes, a person experiencing a panic attack thinks he is having a heart attack.
Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is the study’s lead investigator.
Juratovac was part of a research group that analyzed the effort of 110 family members in the study, “Effort, Workload, and Depression Symptoms in Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Conceptualizing and Testing a Work-Health Relationship,” published in the international journal, Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (Vol. 26, No. 2, 2012).
Read the story in CWRU’s digital news, the Daily, here.
ABC News reported on an anonymous critical email sent to a TV news anchor in Wisconsin, and how the news anchor’s response rapidly became famous on social media sites. In this story, Dr. Janata explains why anonymous name-calling is not harmless.
Dr. Joseph Calabrese and a family survivor talk about suicide prevention, awareness, and the SPEA "Into the Light Walk" on Fox 8 News. Here is the link.
UH Psychiatrist Patrick Runnels works one-on-one with patients at Magnolia Clubhouse, a support and transitional center for people with mental illness. In this podcast he explains how the Magnolia House provides a positive, nurturing community for newly discharged patients. Click here to listen to the podcast and to learn about the variety of services offered there.
Dr. Christina Delos Reyes explains how teenage brains are susceptible to addiction because, in teens, areas of the brain related to judgment and decision-making aren’t fully formed. Listen to the podcast and find additional information on recognizing and preventing drug abuse for parents and teachers.
Connections, along with University Hospitals, The Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center will meet with state and county officials Friday to discuss how to spend the $1.8 million, and if a single unit could be located at one of the local hospitals. Read the full story on Cleveland.com.
Dr. Calabrese was interviewed recently for the NewsChannel 3 show, "In Focus." The topic of the show was depression and clinical depression. To watch the video click here.
In the aftermath of the mass shootings in Colorado, Dr. Felipe Amunategui was one of the psychiatrists interviewed for an ABC news story to help the public understand the type of person who acts out in this way.
The purpose of this grant is to address the shortage of medical professionals who serve Medicaid recipients. CWRU and University Hospitals will work with the MetroHealth System to train doctors, nurses, social workers and others as teams. Here is a link to the article in the Plain Dealer.
An article by AP health writer Lauran Neergaard points to an Institute of Medicine report that suggests that seniors in the Baby Boom generation will have a difficult time finding care for mental health problems. Read the report here.
Child Psychologist Dr. Aaron Ellington, shares with us the impact fighting in front of your children has on them. Dr. Ellington advises parents to model the correct way to work through disagreements. Click here to watch.
Dr. Amunategui discusses bad behavior in children on the Channel 3 show, "Good Company." When is bad behavior problem behavior? Dr. Amunategui explains the signs. Click here to watch the video.
Dr. Calabrese is interviewed by ABC News for a story about criminal defense based on adverse drug effects.
A study by Kathleen Ries Merikangas of the National Institutes of Mental Health reveals that the incidence of bipolar disorder in adolescents is almost equal to that of adults. Dr. Robert Findling concurs with findings, in this article in the Chicago Tribune.
Keming Gao, M.D. was asked by Clinical Psychiatry News to respond to a study of Metformin for the treatment of amenorrhea in women with schizophrenia. Read the article here.
Dr. Marcie Hall is interviewed on the show, Good Company, about popularity. Dr. Hall talks about the importance of quality friendships through which the young person is helped to know herself. Watch the video here.
In this ABC News story, Dr. Phillip Resnick comments on the pending release of Andrea Yates to attend church services. Dr. Resnick testified for the defense in both of Andrea Yates' murder trials.
Dr. Robert Ronis, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, discusses the aftermath of suicide on the "Sound of Ideas" radio program with host Mike McIntyre, Dr. Josephine Ridley, of the VA Medical Center, and family members of suicide victims. Listen here.
Dr. Joseph Calabrese is featured in the “Ask a Doctor Q & A” section of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance website. Read Dr. Calabrese’s answer to a question about ketamine
Dr. Calabrese is quoted by an ABC News reporter for an article on the investigation into treatment of veterans with PTSD. The investigation seeks to find out whether veterans have been denied treatment to save money, and Dr. Calabrese explains the social cost to military personnel and their families of untreated PTSD.
In this article online at Medscape Medical News, Dr. Robert Findling contributes to a discussion on the causes of teen violence. Is it bullying? Are there clues in social media?
Dr. Findling and other guests discuss how to talk to and reassure children after the violent incident at Chardon High School. Listen to the show here.
Molly McVoy, M.D., assistant residency training director for the Child and Adolescent Residency Program was elected early career psychiatrist trustee-at-large for the American Psychiatric Association. Read the article in MedscapeToday.com.
The current edition of the journal Science will report on how Professor Gary Landreth and his team discovered that a cancer drug can quickly reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in animal models. Within 72 hours of administration, the medication halved the number of plaque deposits closely associated with this degenerative brain disease. More, it saw the signs of cognitive and memory deficits disappear within the same short time period. The breakthough was announced today by Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, Dean, School of Medicine, Vice President for Medical Affairs, Case Western Reserve University
Read the full press release here.
Mariette Hartley who is famous for her roles in movies and television is a suicide survivor and has dealt with mental illness. She recently visited with patients in the Mood Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program. Read the Plain Dealer reporter’s story about Ms. Hartley’s visit her life experiences, and her current role at the Hanna Theater.
Dr. Clegg explains that when caregivers expend more energy in providing support than they receive, they can develop symptoms such as anxiety, depression, etc. Dr. Clegg goes on to enumerate behaviors that help. Listen to the complete article on WCPN.
Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S will present a 4-part motivational interviewing training series in northeast Ohio beginning January 26, 2012. Participants will engage in skillbuilding exercises to learn MI's client-centered approaches for responding to desire for change and resistance to change among individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders in a number of service settings (e.g., IDDT, ACT, other best practices). Registration is $60 for each event. CEUs & supervisory credit are available. For more information and to register go to http://www.centerforebp.case.edu/events/foundations-of-motivational-interviewing-part-1-central-ohio-january-2012.
The Life Exchange Center, which opened on December 14, 2011, is designed to assist with the recovery process and provide social supports, educational programs, and life skills training for individuals with mental illness, alcohol and other drug addiction, and developmental disabilities. The primary purpose of the Center is to offer an opportunity for adults with behavioral health concerns to interact in a supported environment where principles of self determination, advocacy and empowerment are encouraged within the program day.
The center is located at 13407 Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland.
Dr. Kirk Carruthers, recent graduate of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and current Community Psychiatry Fellow has been selected by The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry for a poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Meeting and Symposium, which will take place December 8-11, 2011 at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A recent New York Times article about current and future development in University Circle reports that new urban market trends such as health care, education, entertainment, good food, expanded public transportation, and new housing all combine to support population growth in Cleveland.
In the Fall 2011 issue of "The Quarterly," the newsletter of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Dr. Keming Gao is highlighted in the Young Investigator section. Read the article on page 32.
Dr. Martha Sajatovec comments on survey results showing an increase in use of mental health-related drugs. The study was done by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. Read the full article that appeared in Barron's.
The Post Pediatric Portal Project, whereby Pediatricians may be trained in child psychiatry at CWRU Department of Psychiatry, is discussed on Medscape Today with Dr. Tiffany Thomas and Dr. Robert Findling.
In a review article published in Volume 29 of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Maria E. Pagano, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, sheds light on the role of helping in addiction recovery.
Drs. Francoise Adan, Felipe Amunategui, Chris Bedosky, Jennifer Levin and Solomon Zaraa will begin providing clinical services at Ahuja Medical Center beginning August 29th.
News Release January 23, 2011: Dr. Robert Findling was awarded a $7.8 million grant from the NIMH for the continuation of the LAMS (Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms) study—launched 5 years ago— in which children were screened and evaluated for elevated symptoms of mania over time. Contact theDiscovery and Wellness Center for Children for more information