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Archive for the ‘Summer 2018 Issue’ Category

Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Jeffrey Borenstein, MD President and CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

What does the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation do? The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the largest non-governmental funder of mental health research grants in the world. The Foundation funds the most innovative ideas in psychiatry and neuroscience to better understand the...

Consumer Perspectives: The Right Research

This article is part of a quarterly series giving voice to the perspectives of individuals with lived experiences as they share their opinions on a particular topic. The authors of this column facilitated a focus group of their peers to inform this writing. The authors are served by Services for...

A Virtual Pathway to Technology-Assisted Care Models: Keeping Up with New Technology in Behavioral Health Care

Community-based behavioral health organizations and the individuals they serve would benefit from embracing new media and digital technologies. Technology-assisted care allows providers an additional set of tools to supplement engagement and establish more meaningful lines of communication. With...

A Performance Driven System of Care at NYS’s OASAS

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) envisions a performance-driven system of care, one that is adaptable to the changing needs of individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and their families. A learning system that is integrated with healthcare,...

Social Isolation: A Solution-Focused Approach

Doris has been living in her studio apartment in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn for the past 15 years. She obtained this apartment after finding herself homeless following the breakup of her marriage and other stressors she was experiencing. Doris is quite humble as she describes how her...

Cyberbullying Studied at Four Winds

While experiences of victimization are more common in clinical populations, and adolescent psychiatric patients have often been the objects of various forms of bullying, there is reason to believe that bullying via the internet may be particularly harmful for contemporary youths. The nature of...

Unique People Services Opens Lynn’s Place: Agency’s First Mixed Income Affordable Housing Development

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Lynn’s Place, the much anticipated first affordable mixed-income development created by Unique People Services (UPS) took place on May 11, 2018. Ann Sullivan, Commissioner of NYS Office of Mental Health, Emily Lehman, Assistant Commissioner of...

Deaths of Despair: Social Research Suggests Troubling Trends for the Next Generation of Older Adults

Recent social research suggests that the next generation of older adults may be more troubled than the current and previous generations. This, of course, is counterintuitive. 70 is the new 50, we say; 80 the new 60. We are living longer, and we are healthier, right? Yes, but will the next...

Treatment Recommendations for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Lessons from Neuroimaging

This paper reviews current treatment recommendations for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We focus in particular on therapeutic interventions and how neuroimaging studies have informed treatment options. PTSD can develop after exposure to potentially traumatic events such as assault,...

Parenting: Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

An interview with Francis S. Lee, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College, BBRF Scientific Council Member, 2010 Independent Investigator 2005, 2002 Young Investigator Dr. Francis Lee is the Mortimer D. Sackler Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell...