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News And Recent Research

AIP Opens a New Orange County Office

We are very excited to announce the grand opening of our Orange County office in Fullerton to complement our main location in Los Alamitos. Please find us at 733 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA. Clinical hours are limited at the Fullerton office but will increase through 2016. Please let us know if you would prefer to be seen in Fullerton or Los Alamitos. At AIP, we bring the expertise, research and clinical experience of an academic medical center to your neighborhood. Whether in Fullerton or our home office in Los Alamitos, we look forward to walking this important path to health with you.

Newer Generation Antidepressant Medications. Worth the Hype?

As you have no doubt heard on television, radio and Internet discussions, patients now have more options for treatment of mental health conditions than ever before. But, are these new agents really ‘Game changers’ or merely marketing ploys on older standard medication classes?

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The Mee-Bunney Psychological Pain Assessment Scale—A Tool for Assessing and Measuring Psychological Pain

At AIP we are pleased to report that  an instrument developed and rigorously tested by Dr. Mee and colleagues at prestigious academic institutions in Southern California and Indiana was published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research in November 2011. Although we invite you to visit the journal website to read the full article, here are the ‘bottom line’ points…

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Advances in Evidence-Based Mental Health Care: Part 1

This ongoing feature discusses new and relevant advances in emotional and behavior medicine. Increasingly, medicine is moving to an ‘evidence based’ approach where medical decision-making is guided by scientific evidence rather than trial and error. The doctors at AIP are particularly well suited to bring you this information as they are actively participating in research and have been trained as scientist-physicians. …

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Advances in Evidence-Based Mental Health Care: Part 2 - The MBP, a new tool for measuring and understanding psychological pain.

Previously, we introduced the concept of psychological pain and detailed some of the  evidence supporting its role in depression-related suicidal thinking. Much of this information has been developed from efforts by our research team at AIP in collaboration with the VA Long Beach Hospital and UC Irvine. Before we can talk more about why psychological pain is important in the development and treatment of a number of common mental health conditions, we need to more thoroughly introduce the instrument that our team developed to rapidly measure it, the Mee-Bunney Psychological Pain Assessment Scale (MBP, Copyright S. Mee, 2011). …

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