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Archives for February, 2014

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Children with Severe Behavior Problems: 5 Ways To Build Self-Esteem

Most parents today desire children who do everything they’re told. It is so much easier to raise children who know how to listen, follow rules, and respect authority. But reality today, is very different. A lot of our kids are frequently diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, or ADHD. It is difficult to treat these kids, find useful behavior tolls, and simply get these kids up in the morning to get to school....
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Advocacy

Do You Know The Shaky History Of The DSM?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is one of the most complicated, scientifically-unsupported caricatures in the field of psychology and psychiatry. A lot of parents, families, and caregivers are unaware of the complex history of the DSM and its multiple revisions. Many parents, families, and caregivers disagree with diagnoses and treatment options, but fear speaking up or disagreeing with the manual and it's supporters. Let’s take a look into the history...
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Caring for Youth In Crisis: What Is A Family To Do?

How would you feel if a healthcare provider said to you "come back with your son (or daughter) when he/she tells you they want to kill themselves or someone else? What about if this mental health professional or doctor told you "your insurance will not cover mental health care unless your loved one is at imminent risk?" These are the types of things multiple families and parents are hearing almost daily across the...
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