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. 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.

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The Study: Are Physicians at Risk?

This study focused on a particular group of physicians with regular checkups taking place over the years. It monitored their reaction to behavioral health problems. One important question was whether or not 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 of these elements were studied for both mental and behavioral issues. The article concluded that 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.

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)