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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

US Suicide Rates Are At A 30-Year High

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Suicide is at a 30-Year High!

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Posted in #Addiction, #Communication, #Drugs, #Mental Health, #Psychotherapy, #SubstanceAbuse, #Suicide

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

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

Prescription Pain Medication: The REAL Gateway Drug

“Heroin, prescription drugs, syringes found in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s home, law enforcement sources say.” — CNN (02/03/14 – 10/57am).  In the wake of today’s news that Philip Seymour Hoffman has died, I find myself one of the many shocked individuals.

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Teens at Greatest Risk for PTSD Identified

A study published in the August issue of Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry available here, found risk factors that identify teens at greatest risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following potentially traumatic experiences (PTE).  These

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Strong Clinical Marker for Adolescent Suicide Attempts Identified

JAMA Psychiatry. Published online July 17, 2013. Psychotic symptoms in adolescents, particularly in individuals with existing psychopathology, appear to be an accurate clinical marker for suicide attempts, new research shows. In a longitudinal, population-based study, investigators at the Royal College

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

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