Jessica is a 32-year-old nurse, who presents to her primary care provider complaining of frequent headaches, irritable bowel, insomnia, and depressed mood.  She takes no medication and has never abused substances.  Her only mental health issue has been a single depressive episode when she was...

Substance abuse is becoming more and more prevalent.  Substance abuse and chemical dependency develop when the continued use of alcohol or drugs begins to cause clinically significant problems in a person’s well-being.  This can include problems with health, disabilities, or failure to meet major responsibilities...

  Although it may be difficult to discuss, depression is more widespread now than ever before.  The World Health Organization is in the middle of a year-long depression awareness and treatment campaign, and have focused resources on increasing awareness of the prevalence of depression worldwide. The...