Behavioral Health Problem Monitoring Program

The NIH, the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Physician Health Services, recently published a study to learn more about how physicians are affected by behavioral health problems. Addiction was a specific focus throughout the study. Many researchers speculate that physicians are more at risk for addiction. If this is true, steps can be taken to solve the problem. For example, the public can be better educated about physicians as an at-risk group and specialized treatment plans can be developed accordingly. These treatment plans can then be offered to physicians directly and, it is likely that treatment rates will rise once physicians know that there are treatment options made specifically to suit them and their individual needs. Studies like this are valuable in developing the future of recovery programs. If medical technology is going to continue to be invented and used in treatment programs, then there will be more options than ever for personalized care.

The Study: Are Physicians at Risk?

This study focused on a  specific group of physicians with regular checkups taking place over the years. It monitored their reaction to behavioral health problems. One important concern was whether physicians in addiction recovery programs were able to improve. This is important because abuse recovery rates determine the success rates of different physician health programs. Specifically, factors considered were relapse rates, successful completion of a program, and overall recovery prognosis. All these elements were studied for both mental and behavioral issues. In conclusion, the outcomes were favorable but, female physicians had lower recovery rates than their male peers. This meant that women in recovery programs needed to be considered in greater detail. Through further study, treatment programs can be modified to better cater to female physicians. For more information about these treatment programs, visit the source article at the NCBI website.

Dealing with behavioral health problems can be a long process. It is something that is different for everyone. For more information about how recovery programs can be personalized to make a difference in your life, contact Hayver today at info(at)