Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program Serving Clients With Co-Occurring Mental Disorders Opens at Right Step Galleria

June 24, 2014 — Right Step Galleria, an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility in Houston, Texas, opens New Leaf, an outpatient program designed to treat not only substance abuse, but also any underlying mental health conditions that a patient might have, such as anxiety, depression and emotional trauma. Led by a team of…

Understanding Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder

Frontotemporal neurocognitive disorder is a mental health condition characterized by abnormal shrinkage in two parts of the brain, called the frontal and temporal anterior lobes. This condition replaces an essentially equivalent illness, known as frontotemporal dementia, in the newly released fifth edition of the mental health reference text called the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of…

Understanding Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurocognitive disorder due to traumatic brain injury is a mental health condition that sometimes arises in the long-term aftermath of a physical injury that results in brain damage. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) classifies this condition along with other types of neurocognitive disorder in the reference text for mental health professionals called the Diagnostic and…

Study Underscores Similarities Between Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are two mental health conditions known for the disruptive, dysfunctional changes they can make in everyday human behavior. Mental health professionals view these two conditions as distinct from one another, and the American Psychiatric Association officially places them in separate categories of mental illness. However, according to the authors of a…

Heavy Alcohol, Drug Use Shortening Lives of Mentally Ill

Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Southern California recently undertook the largest-ever survey of drug, alcohol and tobacco use among people with severe mental illnesses. They found that people with significant psychiatric problems are far more likely to use alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs. The survey, published recently in the online journal…