Author: Matthew Dash, LCSW

Why You Shouldn’t Give Decongestants to Children

For many years parents (myself included) have a tough time dealing with feelings of helplessness, while their child or children endure the symptoms while waiting for the cold to run its course (which can take 7-10 days). This is especially true

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New 2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Recommendations: CDC & American Academy of Pediatrics

Last year, the flu was responsible for 179 pediatric deaths.  That was the most pediatric deaths caused by Influenza since the 2009-2010 H1N1 strain of the flu often referred to as “Swine Flu.”  It wasn’t just the most deadly in

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2016: 63,632 Drug Deaths. Double in 2017?

By Matthew E. Dash, LCSW December 27, 2017 Note: This was originally written 12/27/17 but not posted.  I was on a writing roll, but unforunately my verocity resulted in this unpublished post.  It’s never a bad time to consider the

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Censoring the CDC Puts Americans in Danger

  DISCLAIMER: This is not a political article. Yes, it contains news related to politics, however, this article is meant to educate and be helpful by pointing out the potential impact for all of our well-beings – both individually and

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Kellyanne Conway Now Opioid Czar / Mickey Mouse to be Sec. of State

  While I try to avoid political discussions here, sometimes it is unavoidable in order to adequately address issues related to mental health. I have written much, here and elsewhere for over 5 years about the opioid epidemic. As I

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1 in 5 US Children Solicited for Sex via Cyberstalking

While Cyberbullying is a term we have all heard many times in the news, usually in the form of horrendous incidents in which a group of teens have shown a mob mentality while encouraging a peer to go through with their thoughts

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WHAT’S THE WORST EPIDEMIC IN U.S. HISTORY FOR AMERICANS UNDER 50?

[HINT: It’s not Student Debt, Lack of Health Insurance, or Internet Addiction] WATCH 60 MINUTES TONIGHT AND READ THE WASHINGTON POST TODAY: AS THEY BROKE THIS STORY AFTER A JOINT INVESTIGATION. The drug industry spent $106 million between 2014 and

Depression & Suicide: A Match Made in Hell

Did a High Dose of A Benzodiazepine Put Chris Cornell in a Psychiatric or Psychotic Episode Likely Amnesiac? Plus Excepts from The Rolling Stone Interview as “Superunknown” Turns Twenty:  Clear Evidence of a Musical Genius’ Tortured Soul DON’T FEEL LIKE

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“The world is locked in a struggle between love and fear. Choose love. It is the world’s oldest medicine.”

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, suddenly removed despite his good work. No reason given.

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ADHD’s Failing Formula = Ignore Behavioral Guidelines + Meds = Frustration [Circular Reference]

IGNORING ADHD’S BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS [SHOCKER!] In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation, AND treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents. Those guidelines advise clinicians to consider these youths as having special

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