Articles containing: treatment

Adolescent Substance Use: How The Addiction Free Futures Project Plans To Make A Difference

May 15, 2017

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This is the first blog post in a series as part of The Clay Center’s involvement in the Addiction Free Futures Project from the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, the aim of which is to expand youth and young adult access to substance use prevention and early intervention tools like SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referra

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Parent Resources

The internet provides a seemingly endless amount of information about almost any topic you could imagine. Parents are as likely to turn to the internet as they are to well-worn “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books.

My Experience Helping Children With Autism: A Story Of Hope

April 12, 2017

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

Why Can’t We Budge The Tide Of Teen Depression?

You can also listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, SoundCloud, and most podcast apps – just search for “Shrinking It Down.”
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When I was a teenager, one of my buddies called me out for my rejection of tobacco.

The Crisis In Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Rooms

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

How busy are psychiatric emergency rooms?

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Psychiatric emergency rooms are busier than you can imagine—unless you’ve been stuck in one.

Preparing For Your Child’s First Appointment With A Mental Health Clinician

April 13, 2015

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In our previous post, we spoke about what to do if you feel your child might be in need of psychological help.  We noted that even finding the right phone number on the back of your insurance card can be challenging.

Myths About The 12-Step Program: What Science Tells Us About Effective Treatment Of Addiction

In recent years, there have been some questions raised about the effectiveness of 12-step mutual-help programs (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) and 12-step professional treatment plans, claiming that these approaches are almost completely ineffective and even harmful in treating substance use disorders.

What Is Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy?

September 23, 2013

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Your child is in emotional distress.  About a month after the divorce, your 7-year-old daughter Ali starts having some difficulty settling down for bed.  She insists on a prolonged bedtime ritual for her dolls—tucking them all in carefully, and reciting the same “good night” words to 10 little feminine figures.

Is It Safe to Use Stimulants to Treat ADHD?

It’s not unusual for parents to bring their kid with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to a child psychiatrist and say, “We really want you to help, but do not want any medications.”

Why would anyone say this? How often do we go to doctors and say, “Take care of me, doc, but I don’t want any meds.