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Watching for Signs of Psychosis in Teens

There are fewer more frightening or challenging psychiatric conditions for a family to face than psychosis, an extreme mental state in which impaired thinking and emotions cause a person to lose contact with reality. This could mean hearing or seeing things that aren’t there (hallucinations), or believing things that aren’t true (delusions). The illness

By |2019-09-26T14:42:14-07:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Dear Teacher: Let Me Introduce My Wonderful Child

If you had the opportunity to tell the new teacher about all the wonderful and quirky qualities of your child, what would you say? Would you say you look forward to being partners in your child’s education? One mother did draft such a letter about her son who has ADHD. She shares it with

By |2019-09-12T10:48:14-07:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

What is Coping Theory?

What is your first reaction in the face of sudden stress? Do you make a plan to overcome it? Talk it out with your friends? Avoid confronting the situation? Or try to hide the fear by resorting to comfort food or other substances? There are so many different ways of adapting to a stressful

By |2019-09-04T14:55:46-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

School Mornings Without the Stress

by Beth Arky During the school year, a cry is heard from parents across the land: Getting kids out the door Monday through Friday is a killer. What makes school mornings so hard? “They’re kind of like a perfect storm,” says David Anderson, PhD, senior director of the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center

By |2019-08-28T14:00:53-07:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

What Is Overfocused ADD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It’s sometimes still referred to as attention deficit disorder (ADD), though this older name has fallen out of use in scientific literature. The ADHD symptoms you experience help determine which disease specifier may be applied to your diagnosis. A specifier (sometimes called a type) is

By |2019-08-22T13:49:37-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Understanding Bipolar Disorder Episodes

Mood changes are often responses to changes in your life. Hearing bad news can make you sad or angry. A fun vacation brings about feelings of happiness. For most people, such emotional highs and lows are temporary and appropriate to the situation. For people with bipolar disorder, however, dramatic shifts in mood can emerge

By |2019-08-19T13:24:05-07:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments