Violence linked to neurology

http://www.youtube.com/watch This video explores the link between good brain health and violent behaviour. Alcoholism is often linked to violent behaviour but the cause is more complex. In my paper on the medico-legal aspects of high dose baclofen prescribing I show how research has not proven a link between either alcohol consumption or mental illness and … Continue reading Violence linked to neurology

Baclofen Treatment in the Criminal Law Context

While the debate about the efficacy of baclofen treatment for alcohol use disorder continues, the relevance of the treatment and underlying diagnosis of an anxiety disorder is important now in the context of criminal cases where there is a question as to the mental capacity of an accused to form the requisite intention to commit … Continue reading Baclofen Treatment in the Criminal Law Context

New Paper:The Use of Baclofen as a Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Clinical Practice Perspective

The Use of Baclofen as a Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Clinical Practice Perspective (click to read) Frontiers in Psychiatry has just published a new paper on baclofen in the treatment of alcoholism written by pre-eminent authorities on the subject.   The authors of the paper review the use of baclofen in treatment disorder and the … Continue reading New Paper:The Use of Baclofen as a Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Clinical Practice Perspective

Open letter to Science Magazine regarding NIH investigation of George Koob

Dear Jocelyn, Earlier, I sent you an email with some links to my involvement in baclofen treatment for alcoholism. What prompted me to write to you was your article about George Koob being investigated in relation to his stopping funding policy studies. I've been following baclofen studies for the past 9 years. Baclofen was first … Continue reading Open letter to Science Magazine regarding NIH investigation of George Koob