ISAP in the News (2009)

Compiled by UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations.

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Media Note Mental Health Services Sought by Gays, Bisexuals

The Los Angeles Times’ health blog reported Aug. 15, United Press International reported Aug. 13, and Asian News International, Britain's Pink News, BioMed Central and Live Science reported Aug. 14 on a School of Public Health study finding that gays, lesbians, and bisexuals are twice as likely as heterosexuals to seek help from mental health professionals. Susan Cochran, professor of epidemiology, was quoted.  Christine Grella, a professor-in-residence at ISAP, was lead author of the article; second author was Lisa Greenwell, senior statistician at ISAP.

“Mental Health? Gays and Lesbians Appear More Likely to Try for It”
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/08/gays-lesbians-bisexual-mental-health-.html

“Gays and Lesbians often Seek Health Care”
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2009/08/13/Gays-and-lesbians-often-seek-health-care/UPI-11941250204400/

“Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals Prone to Mental Health Issues”
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Lesbians-gays-bisexuals-prone-to-mental-health-issues/articleshow/4893374.cms

“Gay Men and Lesbians More Likely to Seek Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Abuse”
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-13680.html

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Difficulties of Overcoming Addiction to Meth

Rick Rawson, professor of psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute and associate director of UCLA ISAP, was quoted in the July 25 San Bernardino Sun and Contra Costa Times about the difficulties of overcoming an addiction to methamphetamine.

“Former Assessor Ready to Fight Back”
http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_12915283?nclick_check=1

What is Addiction, and Why Do Some people Become Addicted While Others Do Not?

Steven Shoptaw, UCLA professor of family medicine and psychiatry, was interviewed July 23 for a KQED Public Radio “Health Dialogues” segment on addiction.

“Addiction: The California Report”
http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R907232000

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Gender Differences and Substance Abuse Treatment

Christine E. Grella, research psychologist at ISAP, was cited May 22 in a Psychiatric Times article about the consideration of gender differences in substance abuse treatment.

“Gender Differences Should be Considered in Treatment of Addiction”

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/1416322

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Meth Labs

Richard Rawson, professor psychiatry and associate director of ISAP, was quoted May 3 in a Tennessean article about methamphetamine labs in Tennessee.

“Meth Labs Make a Comeback in Tennessee”
http://m.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090503/NEWS03/905030362/-1/WAP&template=wapart

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Importance of Treating, Not Criminalizing, Drug-Addicted Mothers

Richard Rawson, professor of psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute and associate director of ISAP, was quoted Jan. 28, 2009, by the Riverside Press Enterprise about the importance of treating drug-addicted mothers.

“Caution Urged over Children's Health Study”
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_cocaine-side29.9ad4b8.html


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