Friday's Progress Notes - March 19, 2008
Mental Health Information - Vol. 12 Issue 3
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1. Talking to patients about alcohol abuse
2. Treatment of opioid dependence
3. Compulsive sexual behavior
4. Anabolic steroid use
5. Smoking cessation tools
6. Addiction to prescribed medications
7. Treatment options for compulsive shopping
8. Self-change toolkit for gambling behavior
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- Treating Difficult Adolescents
- Adolescent Girls: Development and Treatment Issues
- Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Other Eating-Related Problems
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
- Ethical Issues with Fees, Billing, and Collections
- Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision
- Suicide Assessment and Intervention
- PTSD: Treating Adults, Adolescents, and Children
- PTSD: Professional Interview Series
- Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse
- Brief CBT in the Treatment of Substance Abuse
It would be hard to miss the recent news coverage about subjects related to addictions. Stories about anabolic steroid use, sex scandals, and the abuse of prescribed medications have all captured the media's attention. Today's newsletter focuses on issues related to a variety of addictions.
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John L. Miller, MD
1. AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Communicating with Patients about Harmful Behaviors
The case presented here describes a perfect opportunity for a brief intervention about the patient's alcohol use.
2. PSYCHIATRY MMC
The Many Victims of Substance Abuse
The authors present a clinical case of opioid dependence and discuss various treatment options and modalities.
3. CNS SPECTRUMS
Impulsive-Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Compulsive sexual behavior has been characterized as a behavioral addiction and an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder.
4. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY
Bodybuilding's Dark Side: Clues to Anabolic Steroid Use
Users of anabolic-androgenic steroids rarely seek treatment or disclose their drug use.
This site offers tools to help people quit smoking, including a step-by-step cessation guide, telephone help quit-line, instant messaging, and online print resources.
6. PSYCHIATRIC TIMES
Reducing the Risk of Addiction to Prescribed Medications
Pressure to alleviate patients' distress can lead to overprescribing, needless side effects, and even addiction.
7. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY
Compulsive Shopping: When Spending Begins to Consume the Consumer
One survey estimates 2% to 8% of U.S. adults meet criteria for a compulsive shopping disorder. (Complimentary registration required.)
8. BRIEF ADDICTION SCIENCE INFORMATION SOURCE
Your First Steps to Change: Gambling
This is a self-change toolkit to help people evaluate their own addiction-related behavior and develop change strategies.
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