Child psychiatrist Dr. Doug Gray talks to KSL about suicide
EDUCATION
Sep 10, 2017

Child psychiatrist Dr. Doug Gray talks to KSL about suicide

Dr. Doug Gray, faculty member of the University of Utah Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and a Utah pioneer in suicide prevention, contributes to a three-part news series addressing suicide prevention, crisis and recovery during KSL's 2017 "Reasons to Hope" Suicide Prevention Week ... Read More

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

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