SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "In Your Right Mind," a weekly behavioral health radio program that features in-depth roundtable discussions of today's behavioral health headlines, is pleased to announce a new Q&A feature that's now live on InYourRightMind.com: "Interview: Dr. Ashish Bhatt weighs the models of disease and desire." The interview with Ashish "Ash" Bhatt, M.D., Sovereign Health's Chief Medical Officer, discusses addiction, in the context of desire as a behavioral model versus the disease model.
"If we look at synonyms for each condition, all have the same underlying factor: illness. We have curable diseases, treatable diseases, chronic diseases and terminal," says Dr. Bhatt. "Can you cure an illness, an ailment or a condition and the damage it's done to the mind and body from performing at its optimal state? It depends on which one you have and the circumstances on how it developed, and what science is known and available to treat it. So we say one is in 'recovery' from addiction as we look at the process. The word is a term that's been adopted now, and as we go along and understand brain behavior and neuroscience, different definitions are adopted along the way; they'll fold into the vernacular."
Dr. Bhatt discusses how nobody can predict what the ultimate relationship between each person's brain and the level of toxic exposure to a substance will be. "Relapse doesn't necessarily have to be part of the addiction model – the recovery process is not rigidly cyclical; it can be linear. The process of regaining wellness is, in part, predicated upon the acuity of the individual's addiction," said Dr. Bhatt.
About "In Your Right Mind"
"In Your Right Mind" is a weekly behavioral health radio show that covers various topics each week, including mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction/dual diagnosis disorders. Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, CEO of Sovereign Health, and Kristina Kuestner, Program Producer, are the hosts of the show. In addition, each program will feature guest speakers throughout the United States participating in a roundtable discussion about headlines in behavioral health. The mission of "In Your Right Mind" is to raise awareness about behavioral health issues that get people talking. The hour-long show airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. on Talk Radio 790 KABC Los Angeles. "In Your Right Mind" is produced in conjunction with Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services. For more information, visit www.inyourrightmind.com.
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