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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

Posted in #Addiction, #Child Psychology, #depression, #Mental Health, Uncategorized

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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Posted in #Child Psychology, #Mental Health, #Parenting, #Psychology, #Psychotherapy, ADHD, Uncategorized

More on the Suicide Epidemic

Suicide continues to be a significant problem in the United States, and remains the 10th leading cause of death. In 2011, 39,518 people took their own lives. The numbers are more alarming when broken down by age and gender. Consider

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Posted in #Child Psychology, #Drugs, #Health, #Mental Health, #Parenting, #SubstanceAbuse, Adolescent Medicine, Health, Psychotherapy

The Heredity of Suicidal Behavior

Suicide is a leading cause of adolescent death in the United States. Screening of any adolescent for emotioal wellbeing therefore must include an examination into their parent(s) own suicidality. A new study indicates that parents who have attempted suicide, have

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Posted in #Child Psychology, #Mental Health, #Parenting

33 Identified Definitive Autism Genes 33 (up from 9 previously ID’d)

Study completed by Mt. Sinai researchers and the Autism Sequencing Consortium examined several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from parents, affected children, and unrelated individuals – by far the largest number to date –

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Posted in #Child Psychology, #Parenting

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