Psychiatric Experts Provide 'Answers' During Sniper Saga, But at What Cost?February 1st 2003
While fear stirred the nation during the Washington, D.C.-area sniper episodes, some members of the media were irresponsible in their analysis of the sniper's motives. Has this confirmed the general public's false belief that mental illness is linked to violence?
Chronic Opioid Treatment, Addiction and Pseudo-Addiction in Patients With Chronic PainFebruary 1st 2003
Although patients taking opioids for chronic pain may sometimes appear to display addictive behaviors, addiction may not be the case. How can you tell if addiction is the problem or if inadequate pain control is to blame?
Issues in the Recovery of Physicians From Addictive IllnessesFebruary 1st 2003
When physicians struggle with substance use disorders, physician health programs are an important source of information and support. Certain medical specialties are at higher risk for substance use disorders than are others, and drugs of choice vary by specialty. Physician health and patient safety must be considered, but colleagues can help.