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Medications to treat children and adolescents with ADHD, depression may be under prescribed

“In recent years, widely public and professional concerns about the reports that psychiatric medications are reevaluating children and adolescents in the United States,” – said Ryan Sultan, MD, a child psychiatrist and researcher at CUIMC, who said directed the study. 470 more words


Exposure to childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders

The study was conducted in two different quarters in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, one urban and one rural. 100 and eighty-twelve-year-olds from public schools and their caregivers were interviewed to determine the impact of previous violent events and socio-economic status on the prevalence of mental disorders. 158 more words


Post 49 - More thoughts on medication

There has (again) been much talk in the media, mainstream and on social media about antidepressants, specifically SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) I have posted before about my experience with the SSRI Citalopram (posts… 1,111 more words

31 Days of Wellbeing: Day 13

Day 13 of 31 Days of Wellbeing

For this day, I am going to choose an activity which I personally desperately need right now… 131 more words


Bad Day

So I had a not so good day today.  I have been stressing a lot about trying to get my son up here to visit on his spring break and trying to figure out daycare so I can still go to work and he can be here for at least a week. 350 more words

The Monster Under the Covers: PTSD

You look traumatized, my therapist said to me as we walked into his office this afternoon. What happened?

There was this guy on the phone behind me in the waiting room, and his voice–the timbre, the vibrato, the words he used–reminded me of someone I’d much rather forget. 1,281 more words