Dr. Steve Batki Co-Authors Editorial Regarding Use of Medication in Alcohol Use Disorder

editorial pdfIn the April issue of American Journal of Psychiatry, Alta Mira’s Consulting Physician in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine Steven Batki, MD, and research colleague Dave Pennington co-authored an editorial regarding interesting new developments in medications for alcohol use disorder. While medication is often readily employed for major psychiatric conditions such as mood, thought and anxiety disorders, it is employed much less frequently for alcohol use disorder—despite the prevalence of the disorder and the availability of effective medications.

In the editorial, Batki and Pennington review research they feel presents a promising step toward helping the medical community personalize medication based on patient goals and specific genetic factors.

You can read the full review article in The American Journal of Psychiatry here: http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=1853441

Dr. Batki, Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, has over 30 years of medical and psychiatric experience and is listed as one of the top doctors in his field by US News and World Report. In addition to meeting the psychiatric and addiction medicine needs of Alta Mira clients, Dr. Batki is Chief of the Substance Abuse Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine, where he also serves as Director of the Addiction Research and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Programs