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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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Posted in #Addiction, #depression, #Drugs, #Mental Health, #Music, #Parenting, #Psychology, #Psychotherapy, #Relationships, #SubstanceAbuse, #Suicide

“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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Posted in #Addiction, #Health, #healthcare, #Mental Health, #Parenting, 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

Frequent Marijuana Use Bad for Teens’ Brains

Multiple Sources – August 10, 2014 At the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention, psychologists discussed the health implications of legalizing marijuana which in part included the effect of marijuana on teens. Generally, psychologists agreed that smoking marijuana just once

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

Teen Use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone Doubles from 2012 to 2013

Between 2012 and 2013, the use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) without a prescription more than doubled among teens, grades 9 -12 seeking to improve their athletic performance and/or appearance.  Although the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids who published their results

Posted in #Drugs, #Health, #Parenting, #Sports, #SubstanceAbuse, Adolescent Medicine, Health

The Number of Children and Adolescents Taking Psychotropic Medications Continues to Rise

For the second year in a row there has been an increase in the number of children and adolescents being treated with psychotropic medications.  Mental health needs across both genders of American youth continues to be addressed in part with

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Posted in #Mental Health, #Parenting, Adolescent Medicine, Health, Psychotherapy

New Study on the Effects of Spanking Illustrates Increased Aggression / Decreased Language Skills

When I first saw the headline from the latest study to investigate the effect of spanking on a 5 year old, published last week in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, my first reaction was to file this

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Posted in #Mental Health, #Parenting, Psychotherapy

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