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Watch for our nation's post-traumatic reactions

September 18, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Post-traumatic stress disorders of all kinds are likely to be common in those whose lives were directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as for us as clinicians.

Healthcare organizations open helplines for those impacted by Harvey

August 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Counseling and referrals to other resources are among the free services being provided by phone to those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

NCAD: Adolescent trauma can originate in unexplored places

August 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
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A school-based counselor told a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) audience on Thursday that anything from a relocation to insidious ethnic discrimination can be at the root of paralyzing trauma for youths.

First responders leery of seeking mental health help

May 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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According to a survey released by the University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences, 39% of first responders say they do not feel comfortable talking to their supervisors about their mental health, and the same number feel there are repercussions for...

Music programs play a part in treatment

February 10, 2017  |  Donna Marbury
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Helping patients enhance personal expression by creating their own music is one tool that treatment centers are increasingly using to make better connections.

Building Courage: Facility helps child sex trafficking victims reclaim lives

December 5, 2016  |  By Caren Cupp
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Courage House, a campus in Northern California, offers sex trafficking victims ranging in age from 11 through 17 an environment that fosters feelings of safety and comfort as they rebuild their lives.

TBI and PTSD appear similar but treatments must differ

November 7, 2016  |  Theodore A. Henderson, MD, PhD
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have much in common. Both have symptoms that appear similar, and both are often considered untreatable. However, both conditions vary greatly, and treatments that go off course, do more...

Acupuncture helps keep patients in treatment

August 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s 5-point ear acupuncture protocol is not a standalone replacement for other forms of addiction treatment, but when used in conjunction with those programs, it can increase their effectiveness.

Military culture impacts treatment of SUDs in veterans

August 19, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.

How you can address the health effects of childhood poverty

June 14, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier
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Biological, behavioral, social, cultural, economic and environmental factors all impact the well-being of individuals and communities. It's a concept known as “population health.”

How we might process the Orlando tragedy in our daily work

June 13, 2016  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Music, somewhat akin to meditation, is a healing force. Consider the potential for music and meditation in our everyday work as we try to process the tragedy in Orlando for ourselves and with our patients.

Mental health first aid courses in demand

March 21, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
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As the National Council ramps up efforts to reach a goal of 1 million Americans receiving mental health first aid training, there is a growing need to increase the number of trainers offering the courses.

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