The Ohio State Harding Lunch-and-Learn series showcases experts who develop the unique treatments and services in mental health found only at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Here are the following sessions from the 2021 Summer Sessions:

July 28: Early Psychosis Program

Nick Breitborde, PhD discussed how schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders have been identified as some of the most debilitating conditions that humans can experience outside of death. Yet, recovery from these disorders is possible and is facilitated by comprehensive care provided early in the course of these disorders.

In this presentation, Dr. Breitborde reviewed data demonstrating the clinical successes of the Ohio State Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER) and highlighting why EPICENTER was identified as a flagship early intervention program in a recent report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Aug 4: New developments in Neuropsychiatry treatments

Kevin Reeves, MD, explained new options for patients who have tried medications and therapy without benefit and are interested in procedural treatments to find relief from difficult-to-treat disorders. He discussed techniques to treat acute and resistant disorders with a focus on recent studies and advancements in the field including Neuromodulation techniques.

August 11 and 25: The Neurobiology of Trauma

Dr. Anthony "Tony" King discussed the Neurobiology of Trauma and what happens to people and to their brains when they are exposed to trauma. What are the normal processes of adaptation and what happens when things go wrong? Dr. King explained the signs and symptoms of PTSD and answered questions on the topic.

August 18: Continuum of Care of Addiction Medicine

Mohamad Moinzadeh and Alison Miller highlighted different levels of addiction medicine care, program expectations and length of stay for each level of care as well as educating potential patient and family members what to expect while in treatment. Additionally, there was information about other points of entry into addiction services such as the emergency department, hospital, and primary care offices. The session ended with a focus on the importance of a harm reduction and recovery-oriented approach, and a new service within the program, Peer Recovery Support.