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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

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

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

FDA Proposes to Limit Arsenic Levels in Apple Juice [WTF!?]

I’d link to the article but it’s boring and I think I’m starting to pass out from my Arsenic Juice Box! Basically, the FDA proposed to put a limit on the amount of inorganic arsenic found in apple juice, using

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Posted in #Health, #Parenting

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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