Tag: Treatment

  • Adolescents Play a Key Role in Their Own ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

    Sep 18, 2014
    By: Susanna Visser, Dr.P.H, M.S., Acting Associate Director of Science, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jackie Oberst, Ph.D., Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications, NIMH; Ruth Perou, Ph.D, Program Performance and Evaluation Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Mark Wolraich, M.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    Parents, adolescents, and healthcare providers need to know about the best practices for ADHD diagnosis and treatment among adolescents. It is especially important that adolescents play an active role in the process to diagnose and treat their ADHD. This way, adolescents are empowered to take care of their own wellbeing and can control their ADHD treatment in a way that best fits their needs and supports their health and development.

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    Tagged Treatment | Youth

  • Faith-Based First Responders

    Apr 22, 2014
    By: Kimberly Konkel, MSW, Associate Director for Health, HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Anne Mathews-Younes, Ed.D., D.Min, Director of SAMHSA Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs

    A recent survey in North Carolina found depression rates among United Methodist clergy were twice as high as the general public. The researchers suggest that unique demands of the job put clergy mental health at risk. While many factors undoubtedly contribute, there might be another possible explanation – the trauma that clergy encounter on a daily basis.

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    Tagged Trauma | Treatment | Depression | Help

  • Creating Trauma-Informed Congregations

    Apr 1, 2014
    By: Andrea Blanch Ph.D., Director, Center for Religious Tolerance, and Kimberly Konkel MSW, Associate Director for Health, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    Across the country, there is a growing movement to create “trauma-informed” services, organizations and communities. This movement reflects an understanding that psychological trauma and toxic stress are near-universal experiences that can affect every aspect of life, and that everyone has a role to play in addressing the issue.

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    Tagged Trauma | Treatment | Help

  • How Mental Health Professionals Can Prevent Bullying

    Mar 11, 2014
    By: John Kelly Ph.D., School Psychologist, Commack High School with Erin Reiney, MPH, CHES, Health Resources and Services Administration

    In my 27 years as a school psychologist, I have seen an increase in how many students and families are concerned about bullying. I have witnessed first-hand the damage it can cause –not only to the children being bullied, but also to those who witness bullying, and even to kids who bully.

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    Tagged Symptoms | Schools | Treatment | Communities | Basics | Help

  • Integrating Behavioral Health Care in Health Centers

    Mar 4, 2014
    By: Mary Wakefield Ph.D., R.N., Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Jannette Dupuy Ph.D., M.S., HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care

    Because behavioral and physical health problems are often connected, delivery of behavioral health services by health centers can reduce stigma and discrimination and improve overall health outcomes.

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    Tagged Treatment | Communities | Help

  • Childhood Bullying Linked to Adult Psychiatric Disorders

    Feb 18, 2014
    By: Chelsea Perugini, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Duke University professors published research that shows the degree to which bullying can affect someone’s mental health. The study followed more than 1,000 youth, starting at the ages of 9, 11 and 13. The youth were interviewed each year until they turned 16. Follow-up interviews were then conducted into adulthood.

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    Tagged Schools | Treatment | Depression | Help | Anxiety Disorders

  • Tips for Parents: “Off-Label” Prescribing for Children with Mental Health Problems

    Feb 11, 2014
    By: Tiffany Farchione M.D., Division of Psychiatry Products, Food and Drug Administration

    FDA-approved labeling helps guide doctors' treatment choices. However, when a medication has not been studied in children, there is no information in the FDA-approved label to guide prescribing for this age group. This can lead to what is known as “off-label” use of a prescription drug.

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    Tagged Treatment | Youth | Research | Depression | Families | Help | Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders

  • Shedding Light on the Winter Blues

    Feb 4, 2014
    By: Jackie Oberst Ph.D., and Matthew Rudorfer M.D., National Institute of Mental Health

    Winter blues is a general term, not a formal medical diagnosis. Typically it comes about from some specific event such as a stressful holiday period or reminders of absent loved ones. This type of lowered mood usually clears up on its own without treatment.

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    Tagged Treatment | Depression | Mood Disorders

  • Making Recovery from Mental Illness and Addiction the Expectation, not the Exception

    Dec 20, 2013
    By: Pamela Hyde, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    This week a new study reported that nearly one in five American adults experienced a diagnosable mental illness in 2012. Of these tens of millions of Americans, less than half (41 percent) received any mental health services in that time.

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    Tagged Treatment | Basics | Bipolar | National conversation on mental health initiative

  • New Parity Rules Reinforce Protections for Coverage of Mental Health, Substance Use

    Dec 3, 2013
    By: Donald B. Moulds, Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Health and Human Services

    The Parity Act makes it easier for Americans to get the care they need by prohibiting certain discriminatory practices that limit coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment and services.

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    Tagged Substance Use Disorder | Treatment | Help

  • Continuing the Conversation

    Nov 7, 2013
    By: Pamela Hyde, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Mental illness has been in the news a lot lately, and it's good that we as a nation are talking about it. We now have more tools than ever to make a real difference and provide treatment for those experiencing mental illness.

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    Tagged Treatment | Depression | National conversation on mental health initiative | Help

  • Mental Health and Primary Care

    Nov 18, 2013
    By: Charlotte Mullican, Senior Advisor for Mental Health Research, AHRQ

    Primary care doctors see patients with many different health issues, including people with mental health disorders. Some primary care doctors also have a mental health provider in their offices that can help those who need this care.

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    Tagged Treatment | Basics | Help