March 14, 2023

Psychedelic Trials and Research

Written By: Alia Warner, PhD What’s Up with All This Psychedelic Stuff? While catching up over the holidays, my father asked me a timely and earnest question, “What’s up with all this psychedelic stuff?” The recent explosion of psychedelic research…

March 7, 2023

An Ode to 2022

Written by Taiwo Babatope, MD, MPH, MBA. An Ode to 2022. As I sit in quiet solitude to reflect on how the last 365 days have gone It feels unbelievably surreal to find much has been far long gone Everything…

February 28, 2023

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Written by: Heather Webber, PhD. As a community we have learned a lot about addiction in the last several decades. Addiction has been strongly stigmatized, with some believing that addiction is a result of a weak character or moral failing….

February 21, 2023

Influence of technology on sleep among young children

Written By: Kawal Bir, MD. In today’s digitally-fueled times, young children are growing up with increasing exposure and easy access to digital media. This has introduced a new wrinkle to the challenges of parenthood. Due to technology’s ubiquitous presence in…

February 14, 2023

Adolescent Girls and Young Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder are at High Risk for Psychiatric Illness and Hospitalization

Written By: Deborah A. Pearson, Ph.D.  For a number of years, it has been known that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are at high risk for developing psychiatric disorders.  About 70% of children with ASD have been found to…

February 7, 2023

A Hot-Girl-Walk in the Snow

Written By: Cabrina Becker, MS2 A Hot-Girl-Walk in the Snow  Many people’s psychological well-being can suffer during the cold winter months. One possible activity that may help mitigate or improve such feelings during the winter is exposure and engagement with…

January 31, 2023

Adults With Child Trauma History Respond to Depression Treatment Similar to Other Adults

Written By: Ossama Osman, MD Evidence-based psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy should be offered to patients with major depressive disorder regardless of childhood trauma status. -Studies have shown a link of childhood trauma to increased risk for psychiatric disorders in adulthood.  This…

January 24, 2023

Harm Reduction: Implementation for Substance Use Treatment

The following is an excerpt from the CNRA Clinical Corner.  There are different modalities and evidence-based interventions for substance use treatment. The treatment must be based on the needs and goals of the client. One modality for substance use treatment…

January 17, 2023

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder and U.S. National Drug Control Strategy

Written By: Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a chronic, relapsing disease. However, OUD is treatable and long-term treatment is typically necessary. Treatment options include non-medication abstinence-based therapy, or medication treatment with opioid antagonists (naloxone) or opioid…

January 10, 2023

Winter Blues: Managing Seasonal Mood Changes

  Written by: Jennifer Yen, MD   While Texas winters are more chilly days than regular snowstorms, our days grow short along with the rest of the country. Along with the loss of daylight and difficulty adjusting to a new…