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New Sovereign Health Article on Traumatic Brain Injury Live on PsychologyToday.com

San Clemente, California – April 11, 2016– Sovereign Health Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new article that’s now live on www.psychologytoday.com: “Traumatic Brain Injury: The Invisible Illness. How a single concussion can change your life.” This new editorial piece, written by Ralph Ryback M.D. and Courtney Lopresti, M.S, takes a look at the symptoms of traumatic brain injury and how it now makes up nearly a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States. To read the full article, click HERE.

“Traumatic brain injury is one of the major causes of death and disability in the U.S.,” said Rachael Mattice, Managing Editor for the Sovereign Health Group.” “Sovereign Health’s Psychology Today collaborators Ralph Ryback, M.D., and Courtney Lopresti, M.S., take a closer look at traumatic brain injuries, their impact on those who do not pass away from the ailment and the long-term psychological distress many are afflicted with.”

This new article follows two previous Sovereign Health editorials also posted to PsychologyToday.com within the past month: the first piece, “The Brain’s Delicate Chemistry: What do sex addiction, self-harm and runner’s high all have in common?,” focuses on how chemicals in the brain communicate with other molecules that dictate neuroses and personality and how, when these chemicals go awry, the human brain changes. The second piece, “Land of the Free and Depressed: A look at the cost of depression in America ,” focuses on depression in the United States and how a growing number of Americans measure success by the things they own as opposed to their relationships, resulting with dissatisfaction in their lives. Both of these articles are written by Dr. Ryback, Ms. Lopresti, as well as Kristen Fuller, M.D., senior staff writer at Sovereign Health Group.

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About the Authors

Ralph Ryback, M.D. has taught at many institutions, including Harvard Medical School. He’s also a psychiatrist with Sovereign Health Group. Receiving his M.D. from Wayne State School of Medicine and completing his residency at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Ryback brings over half a century of psychiatric experience to Sovereign Health. Founder of the Appleton Treatment Center, the first drug and alcohol abuse program at Harvard Hospitals, as well as Operation Redirect, a program designed for adolescents with behavioral issues, Dr. Ryback holds a patent for limbic system dysrhythmia. To read Dr. Ryback’s full biography, click HERE.

Kristen Fuller, M.D., is a senior staff writer at Sovereign Health Group and enjoys writing about evidence-based topics in the cutting-edge world of medicine. She is a physician and author who also teaches, practices medicine in the urgent care setting and contributes to medicine board education. She is also an outdoor and dog enthusiast.

Courtney Lopresti, M.S., is a senior staff writer for the Sovereign Health Group where she uses her scientific background to write online blogs and articles for a general audience. At the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her master’s degree in neuroscience, she used functional neuroimaging to study how the human cerebellum contributes to language processing. In her spare time, she writes fiction, reads Oliver Sacks and spends time with her two cats and bird. Courtney is currently located in Minneapolis.

Rachael Mattice is the managing editor for Sovereign Health Group, leading a team of diversified writers and editors in the digital newsroom. Also a freelance music journalist, she pulls from her versatile background in journalism, digital marketing and visual content creation to boost innovative ideas and high-quality assets for the Sovereign brand.

About Sovereign Health Group

Sovereign Health Group’s mission has been to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services. Sovereign Health’s treatment programs specialize in addressing underlying mental health conditions by utilizing innovative and cutting edge cognitive testing, rehabilitation and evidence-based treatment modalities. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its nine facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, Utah, and Texas. Sovereign’s growth will continue in the coming year with additional facilities to be opened in California and Texas. The company’s national footprint will also expand with the opening of facilities in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Sovereign Health Group offers high quality and comprehensive treatment programs for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members as well.


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