Stress and the Importance of Self-Care

How Does Stress Feel? Learning how your body reacts when you become stressed and looking for those signs in the future can help reduce the physical effects. Here are some common signs of stress: Feeling angry, irritable or easily frustrated Trouble sleeping or wanting to sleep all the time Losing your temper with others Headaches … Read more

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

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

ADHD: Keeping Track of Numbers From the CDC

ADHD: Keeping Track of Numbers Learn more about attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and discover how CDC’s research helps us all understand how ADHD impacts children and families. What is ADHD? ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood and often lasts into adulthood. More than 1 in 10 children, 4-17 years … Read more

NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder National Institute of Mental Health   Definition Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems … Read more

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