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August 8, 2011

Anemia and Mental Health

I am quoted in this article about how anemia can mimic mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety or even alcohol or drug withdrawal.  Check it […]
August 7, 2011

NAH MD LLC Official Launch!

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to announce the official launch of my consulting firm, Nzinga A. Harrison MD, LLC.   The firm is focused on providing […]
August 4, 2011

Headaches and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are so common in individuals with chronic headaches that the recommendation is for all headache patients to be screened for psychiatric disorders.  The fact […]
July 24, 2011

Death from Drugs #Amy Winehouse is not Alone

The world was saddened by the news of Amy Winehouse's death yesterday. Although reports have not been confirmed, it is almost certain that illicit drug use […]
July 20, 2011

What are your thoughts on suboxone treatment for a 20 something functional addict (lortab/percocet/cannabis)?

Suboxone can definitely be successful in the young population who wants to get sober from opiates--including those you've mentioned in your question, as well as Heroin.  Although […]
July 16, 2011

Does Hines Ward have alcoholism since he got a DUI?

The short answer is no. Alcoholism is defined by more than just one event. Broadly defined, Alcoholism is continued drinking despite recurrent consequences. Meaning, if Hines […]
March 30, 2011

Multi-Axial Diagnosis

Psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians use a multi-axial system of diagnosis.  The multi-axial system, meaning making diagnoses on several different axes, is designed to address […]
March 27, 2011

Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF)

The Global Assessment of Functioning, also known as the GAF is also 100-point scale that Psychiatrists and mental health clinicians use to score overall psychological, social […]
March 22, 2011

Reconciling With a Spouse Receiving Treatment

My estranged husband is in treatment for his addictions, and even though we've separated, I am considering a reconciliation now that he's in treatment. What do I need to be aware of?