June is national PTSD awareness month but June 27th is national PTSD awareness day. Most everyone has heard of PTSD, Post-traumatic stress disorder, but what most people know about this mental illness they learned from the movies and TV. Typically when you see PTSD portrayed in the movies or on a television show you’ll see [...]
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Alerts In the July 2012 issue of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Alerts several studies held interest for us. The first on Pharmacotherapy for Cannabis Dependence took N-acetylcysteine (NAC), which is an over the counter antioxidant dietary supplement that has glutaminergic properties, and used it in a controlled study as an add [...]
Drug Alert Update From Psychiatry Drug Alerts July 2012 Issue Periodicity we will be updating our blog with information about Psychiatric drugs we feel will be useful to our current and future patients. These updates are not medical advice and as always you should make sure to contact your health care professional with any concerns [...]
Fall Asleep Faster Dr. James Winston is a always reading magazines and looking for new ways to help his patients with a wide range of issues. Sleep problems and insomnia are frequent reasons people choose to see a mental health professional. Dr. Winston found an article by Michael Terman, PhD on Bottom Line Health in [...]
Dr. Jim and Gilbert Brown Greendale Against Bullying What is Bullying? American Behavioral Clinics has partnered with Greendale Against Bullying. On March 22nd they had a rally to show the movie Bully, listen to former Packer Gilbert Brown and talk about how to defeat bullying. Dr. James Winston gave a speech to the 400 people [...]
How can you explain the tragedy that took place last week at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.? Parents across the country are searching for words to say to their young children. As we try to understand this unthinkable violence, it is important to inform and comfort our children. Listen and Communicate Simply Children look [...]
Tips for Enjoying the Holiday Season Some may call this “the most wonderful time of the year”, but we know that the holiday season can actually be some of the most stressful months of the year. The busy nature of the season can lead to depression and overwhelming stress. Take some time to prepare for [...]
Exams Are Coming! Need Help with ADD/ADHD? Having trouble concentrating on the things you need to do? Signs and Symptoms Poor listening skills - hard time remembering conversations and following directions. Extreme distractibility - wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track. Struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple. “Zoning out” without realizing it, [...]
Holiday Eating Tips By Stacey Nye, PhD, FAED Thanksgiving is right around the corner and many of my clients have a similar concern: How to handle all the food usually present at large family holiday events. Hopefully these tips will help get you through with little stress and much enjoyment. Tip # 1 [...]
During group therapy, patients meet in a small group with others who may relate to their current condition. Depending on the size and nature of the groups, the setup of group therapy will vary. Typically, groups may have as many as 12 people or as little as 4 people. Groups meet under the supervision of [...]