Posts Tagged 'behavioral health services'

Getting Control Of Impulse Control Disorders

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As humans, the ability to control our impulses and urges helps to distinguish us from other species. But people who have an impulse control disorder struggle with the ability that most of us take for granted. Impulse control disorders include things like kleptomania (stealing), pyromania (setting fires), pathological gambling, uncontrollable outbursts of rage and trichotillomania (pulling out and/or eating of one’s own hair). Committing the acts gives the affected people gratification and relief, but afterwards they often feel guilt and ...

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How To Help A Friend With A Mental Health Concern

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Many of us spend a lot of time with our close friends, so it’s only natural to notice if someone’s behavior seems “off.” You might think it would be overstepping your boundaries to talk to your friend about mental health, but in fact, offering your support may mean everything. Obviously, anyone with a possible mental illness should seek out behavioral health services for assistance.

The three most important things you can do for your friend are:

1. Schedule a talk in ...

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How To Raise A Compassionate Child

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Most experts will agree that fostering compassion in young people is one of the best ways to stop bullying at school and will also help prevent verbal, physical and emotional aggression from taking root. While it’s necessary to teach children to be assertive and confident, it’s equally important to teach them to be compassionate and empathetic. If your child has had any issues with ...

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10 Good Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

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Maintaining good mental health is just as important as staying in good physical shape. Certain things like financial strain, marital issues, job stress and disruptive children are sometimes inevitable. Aside from finding new work, going to couple’s therapy and seeking out a child psychiatrist, here are 10 ways you can improve your mental health when times get tough:

1. Do more of what makes you happy. It may seem impossible, but schedule some time each day to do something that ...

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Little-Known Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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After a traumatic experience or a very rough period in life, it’s normal to feel sad, scared, anxious and disconnected. But when those symptoms don’t fade over time, or if you are stuck with constant painful memories, you could be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. By seeking treatment from a Behavioral Health Services specialist and developing coping skills, you can overcome PTSD. But the first step is knowing the symptoms.

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Dealing With Depression: Teen Suicide Prevention

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Typical teen angst may be the subject of many jokes, but teenage depression is very real. Unfortunately, suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between 10 and 19 years of age, surpassed only by accidents and homicides. It remains a growing health concern.

According to new research, heightened newspaper coverage following a suicide could have a significant impact on teen suicide clusters. A study published last month in Lancet Psychiatry seems to suggest a correlation between heightened media ...

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Brain Activity Of Kids With Bipolar Disorder Suggests New Treatment Options

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Bipolar disorder is brutal at any age, but it can be especially difficult for children who are diagnosed with it. Bipolar disorder causes unusual shifts in mood, activity levels, energy and the ability to carry out daily tasks. For a child, this can make managing school work, making friends and keeping up with chores very challenging. New research on the treatment of bipolar disorder is being done all the time, and it is especially exciting when it pertains to children.

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