June 7, 2019

Integrated approach to opioid addiction

By Karl W Oestreich

KEYC Mankato
by Erika Brooks

Mayo Clinic Health System is launching a pilot project to holistically treat addiction, mental and physical health. It’s a little-known aspect of addiction: According to Mayo Clinic Health Systems, more than 40 percent of those with a substance-use disorder also have a mental health condition. Yet, only 1 in 10 addicts receive any form of mental health treatment.“We know that patients with psychiatric condition they use more opioid in terms of misuse or developing an opioid use disorder. They have better outcome if they actually treat both of the conditions in an integrated fashion rather than in isolation or in separation that we see more often happening in the community," Shirshendu Sinha, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System regional chair of Psychiatry and Psychology said.

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Context: Shirshendu Sinha, M.B.B.S., M.D, is Mayo Clinic Health System regional chair of Psychiatry and Psychology.

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