TheScope Interview with Omar Reda: Helping Asylum Refugees Deal with Trauma
EDUCATION
Jul 11, 2017

TheScope Interview with Omar Reda: Helping Asylum Refugees Deal with Trauma

It’s a topic many U.S. citizens don’t think about—treating the psychological needs of refugees. The trauma that so many refugees suffer does not go away when they reach their new country. In fact, refugees are faced with many new traumas as they adjust to a new culture. Dr. Omar Reda, a refugee himself, is a psychiatrist specializing in treating refugee trauma. Dr. Reda shares his personal journey as a refugee, the unique traumas that refugees face and how to help ease these tensions.... Read More

TheScope Interview with Mark Ilgen: The Real Problem of the Opioid Epidemic: Bad Pain Treatment
EDUCATION
Jun 28, 2017

TheScope Interview with Mark Ilgen: The Real Problem of the Opioid Epidemic: Bad Pain Treatment

Around 2 million people in the United States are addicted to prescription painkillers, with 52,000 accidental opioid overdose deaths in 2015. According to Mark Ilgen, associate professor of psychiatry at University of Michigan, the problem isn’t the medication itself, but how doctors treat pain. Different approaches to chronic pain management may be the answer to helping reduce opioid addiction.... Read More

TheScope Interview with Mark Ilgen: Managing Both Pain and Addiction
EDUCATION
May 26, 2017

TheScope Interview with Mark Ilgen: Managing Both Pain and Addiction

For individuals with both addiction and chronic pain, it’s been common practice to treat one before the other, rather than treating both at the same time. Psychologist Dr. Mark Ilgen from the University of Michigan talks about a new approach that combines behavioral therapy and social support to help chronic pain patients manage both their pain and addiction.... Read More

EDUCATION
Apr 29, 2016

Parkites Connect Raising Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness month. To raise awareness, this Parkites Connect are holding several events. The kick-off event is May 3 and will feature specialists from the Department of Psychiatry about the stigmas surrounding mental health.... Read More

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