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How to Select a Professional to Work with You and/or Your Child

June 29, 2017

Choosing a professional or specialist to help counsel, diagnose or treat you or your child with ADHD can be tricky. It is important to find a specialist that is a good fit for you or your child. The right match can be found with help from this guide that provides strategies and tips for searching for the right professionals, interviews with counselors, the roles of the parents throughout the process, questions to ask specialists, etc.

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How to Review Your Medicine Regime

May 4, 2017

Learn how to revisit your routine for medication, keep on track with taking medications, etc.

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Online Anger Management Resources

March 21, 2017

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…

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Depression and Complementary Health Approaches

February 2, 2017

Learn the benefits and risks for advising patients on complementary approaches to depression.

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Adding Better Mental Health Care to Primary Care

January 3, 2017

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…

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ADHD: Keeping Track of Numbers From the CDC

December 13, 2016

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…

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NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

November 14, 2016

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…

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Key Findings of The Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

September 22, 2016

Key Findings of The Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Its Diagnosis and Treatment in a Community Based Epidemologic Study   CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) funded one of the largest community-based, epidemiologic studies of ADHD in the United States to enhance our understanding of ADHD in children and to make the…

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7 Experiences That Indicate You May Have A Drinking Problem

July 26, 2016

7 Experiences That Indicate You May Have A Drinking Problem Could you be better off saying farewell to alcohol for good? By Beth Leipholtz Before admitting I had a problem with alcohol, I spent a lot of time and energy denying that problem. Through meaningless hookups, nights I didn’t remember and alcohol-inflicted injuries, I was…

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Pediatric care for children with ADHD

May 22, 2016

Pediatric care for children with ADHD – Discouraging new findings By David Rabiner, PhD   Most children with ADHD receive their care from community-based pediatricians. Given the large number of school-age children who require evaluation and treatment services for ADHD, and the adverse impact that poor quality care can have on children’s development, it is…

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