Would Your Child Benefit from a Clinical Trial?

  You may have heard of clinical trials, and your doctor may even have suggested your child enroll in one. Clinical trials are voluntary research studies conducted in people and designed to answer specific questions about the safety and/or effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, other therapies, or new ways of using existing treatments. If your child were to … Read more

Online Anger Management Resources

VA Mental Health Services Anger is an emotion that everyone feels. It can range from mild irritation to rage. Different people experience different triggers. The most common triggers are stress, frustration, disappointment and annoyance. Everyone gets angry, but it becomes a problem when it happens too often and negatively affect daily life. To help those looking to manage … Read more

Connect with Your Children this Summer

PARENTING FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS (PARENTING)                                                               MHS Newsletter/Blog Post By Dr. Carolyn Greene, VA Mental Health Services With school out and warm weather, summertime … Read more

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science by Michelle Kinder   After an election that was glaringly short on tolerance and compassion, it’s clear we need a new kind of public conversation, where we learn to reach beyond the comforts of people who already think like us, to listen and talk in new ways. This … Read more

The CDC’s Physician Office Visits for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years: United States, 2012–2013

Health care utilization related to ADHD is of interest because the prevalence of parent-reported ADHD diagnosis among U.S. children and adolescents has increased in recent years. This analysis indicated that during 2012–2013, an annual average of 6.1 million physician office visits in the United States were made by children and adolescents aged 4–17 years with a primary diagnosis of ADHD. Treatment with stimulant medications such as methylphenidate or amphetaminedextroamphetamine was common for ADHD visits, with these medicines provided, prescribed, or continued in about 80% of visits among both children aged 4–12 years and those aged 13–17 years.

ACCESS NYC Benefit Information

ACCESS NYC BENEFIT INFORMATION     ONE PLACE   ACCESS NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 City, State and Federal benefit programs. You can apply online for certain programs through ACCESS NYC.   Find out if you are eligible and where to apply here: … Read more

Adding Better Mental Health Care to Primary Care

A new era of behavioral health integration December 30, 2016 What is Behavioral Health Integration? Many people visit a primary health care provider (such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) to treat physical diseases and injuries. However, it is also common for patients to see a primary care provider because of behavioral health … Read more

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