Posts Tagged 'dallas psychiatrist'

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children

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One of the scariest things that can happen to a child is a head injury. All kids fall or bump their heads quite a few times as they learn to walk, run, climb and play. Often, these are minor injuries that do no lasting damage. However, there are also many thousands of children each year who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can result in temporary or permanent damage. Immediate treatment is the best way to prevent lasting harm. ...

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Early Diagnosis for Siblings with Autism Is Easier Now

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If you have a child who has been diagnosed with autism, you might wonder if their younger siblings may also be “on the spectrum”. This isn’t an idle worry. The genetic markers for autism have not been fully mapped. However, researchers have already identified 55 gene variants that are linked to the disorder. This is definitely something that can run in families. If you have one child with autism, the chances of a younger sibling having similar issues may ...

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Women’s Group Helps You Get Through Father’s Day

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Are you a single mom? Is the father of your children just not in the picture anymore? Or, is he there but not really stepping up to be the father his children deserve? Father’s Day can be a tough time for you and your kids. It’s not unusual for single mothers to feel a variety of troubling emotions over a relationship that didn’t work out or even for circumstances completely outside their control – such as the death of their ...

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Child Psychiatry Study Shows Seizure Location Matters

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A research study published in the “Epilepsia” medical journal has revealed a new finding about children and teen patients. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that can originate in any area of the brain. It is sometimes accompanied by serious mental health disturbances. Because of this, child psychiatry specialists are often involved in the assessment of these patients. That’s why psychiatrists at the Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. had the opportunity to notice that certain patients tend to ...

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Where Are Teens Getting Prescription Drugs?

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In our last post, we looked at the high rate of teen abuse of prescription medications. Most of the time, kids aren’t buying these drugs. It turns out that most of the time, teens are receiving pills for free from a trusted source such as a friend or relative. However, about 20 percent of teens admit to simply taking medications from friends or family without permission. For example, if one sibling has ADHD, another sibling might be secretly helping ...

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Prescription Drug Abuse Poses a Big Problem for Teens

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In the field of child psychiatry, doctors see lots of kids who have emotional and behavioral challenges that are difficult to trace to a specific source. But some of the common issues child psychiatrists deal with do have a known and preventable cause – prescription drug abuse.

What Are Teens Using These Days?

You probably know that alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used mind-altering substance for ...

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Need a Dallas Psychiatrist With Neurology Knowledge?

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There’s a reason that board certification for both psychiatry and neurology is managed by a single organization (the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology). But the fact is that many psychiatrists have little experience or knowledge with neurology. It’s a specialty they simply don’t deal with as a part of their everyday practice. A doctor who isn’t able to look at the whole mind/brain picture may sometimes miss important clues to what is really going on with a patient. Fortunately, ...

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Has Your Orange County Therapist Recommended Medications?

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If you are seeing a Costa Mesa or Orange County therapist for a mental health concern, there may come a time when they suggest that you could benefit from medication. In the state of Texas, psychologists don’t have prescribing authority (because they lack medical training). So, they may let you know it is time to bring in a psychiatrist as a “medication consultant”. This does not mean the psychiatrist should just whip out their prescription pad and order up ...

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