Dr. Michael Lyles, a well-known psychiatrist in the Atlanta area will speak on “The Biology of Addiction and Associated Psychiatric Disorders” - There are some drugs that are more prone to causing addiction than others. There are some drugs that tend to trigger craving and increase the risk for relapse. There are some drugs that tend to trigger depression, anxiety and psychosis. This talk will discuss the biology of how these issues occur in the brain.
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Diagnostic criteria for depression. The relationship between suicide and depression The link between substance abuse and depression. Evidence based treatment strategies. Dawn Collinge is the Education Outreach Coordinator for Skyland Trail in Atlanta, GA.