Kaiser and mental health
“Behavioral” Health in the form of DBT and CBT is the proper response for patients who have never acquired the skills of emotional regulation or who have reached the limit of those skills because of a crisis.
I do not have a “behavioral” disorder.
I have a psychiatric disorder related to a neuro-network created by a 2-year-old brain in response to life threatening abuse.
The dissociative response is instinctive.
Once deployed it becomes autonomic…
Tests for Opioid Misuse
Scale designed to over-identify misuse rather than fail to identify patients who are actually abusing their medication.
10 Different Reasons to “Like” Someone
1. I like and agree with everything you said.
2. I don’t agree with everything you said, but you’ve got guts for saying it.
3. You’ve got an interesting point of view, thanks for sharing.
4. I like your visuals.
5. You’ve got a way with words.
6. I’m acknowledging your words and your efforts.
7. Whatever works for you.
8. Sorry, wish I could help.
9. Later, dude.
10. No more drug war, amiright?
8/14/2014, High prevalence of opioid use by social security disability recipients
More than 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients take opioid pain relievers, while the prevalence of chronic opioid use is over 20 percent and rising, reports a study. The high proportion of SSDI recipients who are chronic opioid users — in many, at high and very high daily doses — “is worrisome in light of established and growing evidence that intense opioid use to treat non-malignant [non-cancer] pain may not be effective and may confer important risk,” write researchers.
For this patient population — those on SSDI — I’m surprised these percentages are so low. So, while these “experts” call this a “high prevalence of opioid use,” I see something different.
I’m afraid being a pain patient on disability is another red flag for the DEA and the medical industry to use as a reason to deny treatment with prescription medications.
This is the drug war in Georgia
Dr. Achhinder Ohri
9/5/2014, Prescription overdoses drop in GBI study
In 2013, the GBI found 461 drug overdose deaths were caused by prescription medication, compared with 520 in 2012, 512 in 2011, 560 in 2010, 508 in 2009 and 496 in 2008…
PDMPs appear to be a very expensive way to only slightly reduce the number of drug poisonings.
Of the 461 prescription overdoses in Georgia, alprazolam (for anxiety, Xanax) was responsible for 211 deaths. In addition to alprazolam, three other medications resulted in more than 100 deaths in 2013: Oxycodone 164, hydrocodone 125 and methadone 118…
“Alcohol is a huge contributor to this type of death,” he said. “More times than not, we’ll find a mixture of prescription medication and alcohol.”
12/9/2014, Drug overdose leads to murder arrest
During the investigation, it was determined Rebecca Ipock Nanney unlawfully distributed her personal medication of Fentanyl and Oxycodone to Harris. The autopsy and toxicology report concluded the ingestion of such substances caused his death.
Nanney, 57, of Stokes Road in Greenville was arrested Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. at her home. She is charged with Second Degree Murder – Distribution of drugs – Class B2. Nanney does have a history of trafficking opium or heroin. She is being held under a $1,000,000 bond.
If this person has a history of trafficking opium or heroin, why not tell us what it is? No, this lady gave (or sold) some of her medication to a friend, and now she’s charged with murder.
Okay, this makes more sense…
NHTSA study: No evidence marijuana leads to higher crash risk
Study: Daily Marijuana Use Doesn’t Change Brains Of Teens Or Adults
1/28/2015, Daily Marijuana Use Is Not Associated with Brain Morphometric Measures in Adolescents or Adults