New Research Helps Us Discover Active Minds Living With Mental Illness

A conversation about mental illness ~ new research, living with and Active Minds Results of largest assessment of substance use among the severely mentally ill On January 1, 2014, the results of new research were published in JAMA Psychiatry: Comorbidity of Severe Psychotic Disorders With Measures of Substance Use. The study was conducted by researchers...
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New Study: Predicting Teens PTSD Vulnerability Based On Risk Factors

The Crystal Ball (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wouldn’t we all like a crystal ball? There are times as we move through life that the thought of having a crystal ball to see into the future sounds wonderful. Perhaps it is when we are making a decision about whether to try out for a team in junior...
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CDC Report: Mental Health Surveillance Among Children In The United States – 2005-2011

 Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People” How much do you know about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For example, did you know that its roots date back to...
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Warning To Doctors and Parents: Healthy Children Should Avoid “Study Drugs”

English: Even though the SAT or ACT is preferred in different places, all states offer both. According to the preference map, 24 states prefer the ACT, while slightly more, 26, prefer the SAT supercedes in place of File:Sat-act preference.PNG Source accessed March 18, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Do you remember your SAT score? Depending on...
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Study: ADHD Lasts Into Adulthood And Can Be Coupled With Psychiatric Disorders

“Don’t worry; he’ll grow out of it!” If you are a parent, then you might remember your parent(s) or grandparent(s) offering you a comforting bit of wisdom when your child was repeating a negative behavior: “Don’t worry; he’ll grow out of it!” Sometimes the it was a simple thing like trying to ride the dog...
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Study Suggest Five Major Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Link

How much do you understand about your family tree? Have you seen a television or online commercial for Maybe you use Learning about our ancestors can be entertaining, time-consuming, and sometimes shocking. We occasionally find ourselves relying on relatives to fill in the knowledge gaps, the blank spaces. For example, what if by...
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ADHD And Adderall Addiction: How It Evolves…

Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Thinking back to our childhood school friends… Do you ever wonder whatever became of a childhood school friend who always seemed to be getting into trouble for not paying attention in class? Recently a colleague mentioned that there was one little boy in her grammar...
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PARENTHOOD: Learning About Asperger’s Syndrome

Serendipity and television  How much television do you watch? Of course, in today’s world television viewing has evolved to include a 24 hour broadcasting menu with hundreds of channels and in excess of 50 nationwide broadcasting networks delivered to most households via cable subscription offering DVR (digital video recorder) programming and OnDemand viewing.  All of...
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ADHD Awareness Week 2012 – ADHD News – ‘Let’s Pay Attention’

“Walk a mile in my shoes, just walk a mile in my shoes, before you abuse, criticize and accuse then walk a mile in my shoes…” (song written by Joe South and recorded by Elvis Presley) ADHD in the News This week the news is filled with articles about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Had you noticed?...
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Prescribing Adderall: Are We Treating ADHD Or Trying To Prevent Poor Grades?

Juxtaposed News Headlines This week there are two news stories that seem to be bumping up against each other. If these two news items don’t present a serious call to action, then at the very least they should be thought provoking for parents, teachers and physicians. Consider each of these headlines: A Nobel prize winner,...
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