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National Depression Screening Day is October 11

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Since October is Depression Awareness Month, the goal within the health community is to spread knowledge and understanding to the general public. Depression affects around 19 million American adults every year,  some of which may go untreated otherwise. Anyone who thinks they may have depression is highly encouraged to participate in National Depression Screening Day on October 11.

Health screenings provide a quick and simple way to spot the first signs of serious illness. Clinical depression is a common mental illness, ...

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Group Therapy Sessions Help SAD Patients

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We’re just a couple of weeks away from “falling back” from Daylight Savings time. As the days grow shorter and darker, many people begin to experience the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. This seasonal mood disorder causes periods of depression, social avoidance, fatigue and loss of interest in normal activities. Regular exercise, behavioral therapy from your Costa Mesa therapist and medication can help treat SAD, but the biggest benefit of all may be group therapy, including our ...

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Why An ADHD Diagnosis Matters

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October is a big month for health awareness. In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Depression Awareness Month, October is also ADHD Awareness Month. Despite the fact that ADHD is a legitimate disorder that affects more than 15 million Americans, copious doubters skill voice their skepticism about ADD/ADHD and its treatment options. For this reason alone, ADHD Awareness Month is very beneficial.

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition that involves a lack of focus, being overactive, struggling ...

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Is It Depression or Just the Blues?

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October is National Depression Awareness Month. The purpose of setting aside this month to bring more awareness to depression is so that those who are living in a state of sadness will know that there is hope and it’s okay to ask for help. But everyone goes through periods of sadness, and sometimes what we fear might be depression is really just a case of the blues. Here are three key differences between a temporary case of sadness ...

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Use of Oxytocin to Treat Autism Requires Further Study

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Recently, a review article was published in the Harvard Review of Psychology indicating that the use of the hormone oxytocin may be beneficial in treating both autism and schizophrenia. The article was especially exciting for autism specialists and parents of autistic children who have been told that there are few treatment options for autism. While the research that has been done is promising overall, much more information will have to be gathered before any real benefit can be determined.

Many ...

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Impact of Unaddressed Mental Health Issues in Students is Severe

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Unaddressed mental health issues could be a bigger problem in our school systems than we realize, according to a recent study by Andrea M. Spencer. Spencer, who is the dean of the School of Education at Pace University in New York and educational consultant to the Center for Children’s Advocacy, conducted the study to see if she could spot a pattern among 102 case studies drawn from students between the ages of 12 to 16. These students had been referred ...

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Teens With ADHD More Likely to Text While Driving

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For a teenager with ADHD, life is full of distractions and temptations that steal their focus away. A recent study shows that teens who suffer from ADHD are even more likely to be involved in dangerous auto accidents due to texting and driving.Teens as a group are already at an increased risk of distracted driving accidents, and an ADHD diagnosis only compounds those risks.

Texting while driving is extremely dangerous. It makes a car crash up to 23 times more likely. ...

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How to Manage Feelings of Distress After a Tragedy

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On Monday morning, tragedy struck in Washington, D.C. A former navy reservist opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 13 people. Whenever mass shootings or similar violent events occur, it’s normal for people to experience a range of emotions and have some serious concerns about their safety. For people who have already survived such an event, their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can surface.

If you have PTSD, schedule an appointment with your Costa Mesa psychiatrist right away so that ...

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How to Support Someone in Recovery

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We’re in the heart of National Recovery Month, a time to honor and support those in recovery from substance abuse or other disorders. If one of your loved ones has made the decision to begin a treatment program and seek help from mental health therapist, they will need your support. The support of family and friends plays a huge role in addiction recovery, but it can be difficult to know how to help. Here are some tips for being ...

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Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum Face Independent Living Challenges

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As autistic children grow into adults, they face more challenges than their peers who are not on the autism spectrum. About 50,000 youths with autism will become adults this year, and for most, finding a job and a place to live will bring a set of struggles. Although we’ve made progress with autism treatment in our society, there is still much more we can do to help these young adults be more independent.

Two newly published studies on the subject ...

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Tips For Staying Sober During Recovery

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September is National Recovery Month, which promotes the societal benefits of treatment and recovery for mental and substance abuse disorders. Deciding to seek treatment from a Orange County therapist for a drug or alcohol abuse problem is only the first step in the long process of recovery. Recovery takes time, patience, practice and determination.

If you’ve started down the road to recovery, congratulations! Here are five tips to help you stay sober during this challenging time:

  1. Do not underestimate your disease. Addiction ...
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Signs Someone You Know May Be Contemplating Suicide

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This week is National Suicide Prevention week, and September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. For a California psychiatrist, this week serves as a way to draw awareness to this tragic problem. According to statistics from the American Association of Suicidology, suicide ranks third as a cause of death among young Americans (ages 15-24) but it is most common among those aged 54-54. While no one can ever be sure if someone they love is suicidal, there are certainly ...

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