Posts Tagged 'dallas psychiatry'

Helping Your ADHD Child With The Start Of A New School Year

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Here in the Dallas area, children are preparing to begin a new school year. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, this can often mean difficulties adjusting to a new schedule. The transition can be a stressful time for the whole family.

In addition to seeking help from a Orange County psychiatrist to work with your ADHD child on coping strategies, there are several things parents can do to help their children have an easier transition into ...

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Signs That You’ve Experienced A Panic Attack – And What To Do

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A panic attack is a sudden surge of anxiety and unprovoked fear that can happen without warning or trigger. If they are left untreated, they can lead to Panic Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, so it’s best to seek help from a mental help therapist as soon as they start happening. While panic attacks cannot be prevented completely, there are things you can to do to keep them at bay and reduce their severity.

First, taking care of your health by ...

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What Are The Next Steps After My Child Is Diagnosed With Autism?

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After your child has been diagnosed with autism, the next step is getting them in to see a general psychiatrist who specializes in treating neurodevelopmental disorders and working with troubled youth. Their psychiatrist may or may not prescribe medication, but they will definitely work with your child on overcoming their obstacles and controlling their behavior. After awhile, you will most likely see marked improvement, especially if your child was diagnosed young and started treatment right away.

You may consider stopping ...

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Coping Strategies for Partners of Bipolar Patients

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No relationship is easy all the time, but if you’re in a long-term relationship with someone who is affected with bipolar disorder, you could face more struggles than the average couple. Bipolar disorder can be nearly as traumatic for the partners of those with the disorder as it is for the patients themselves. Even though you love your partner completely, it’s normal to feel frustrated and depressed when they’re feeling low and even to question your relationship at times.

Challenges of ...

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Diet and Bipolar Disorder

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While every case of bipolar disorder is different, the best way to treat the condition tends to be a combination of treatment with a general psychiatrist, medication and natural behavioral remedies. Certain foods have been shown to play a role in helping people with bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, while other foods have been shown to hinder their progress.

If you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, adding these foods to your diet (or increasing them) may help you feel ...

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How to Help Your Children Cope With an ADHD Sibling

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As a parent of a child with ADHD, you’ve likely learned effective coping strategies for dealing with the erratic and stressful behavior that can result. If that child has siblings, however, they may face their own set of difficulties. They may struggle to understand why your family dynamic is different than their friends’ families and why their sibling seems to get away with more bad behavior.

The Impact of ADHD on Siblings

Your non-ADHD child can feel baffled and frustrated by ...

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Distraction or Adult ADHD?

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If you’ve been easily distracted or unable to focus for long periods of time lately, you may be wondering if you have ADHD. While only about 4% of adults have ADHD, it’s estimated that 90% are undiagnosed. Between the internet, texts, IMs and smart phones, it’s safe to say we live in a society that can easily deter productivity. But when is it ADHD and when is it just distraction?

Distractibility is certainly on the rise, but there are ways ...

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The Importance of Brain SPECT Imaging

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If you’ve been researching mental health issues, you may have heard the term brain SPECT imaging. Brain SPECT imaging (SPECT stands for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) is a sophisticated nuclear medicine study that produces clear, real-time pictures of blood flow and activity in the brain. A compound is injected into the patient’s blood stream, making its way to the brain where it emits pulses of energy that light up active areas.

While imaging tests such as X-rays show what structures ...

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In Addition To Psychiatry and Medication, Lifestyle Changes Help Treat Bipolar Disorder

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Getting proper treatment for your bipolar disorder can significantly improve the quality of your life and allow you to have healthy, functioning relationships with others. The best functioning people treat their bipolar with a combination of therapy sessions, medication and lifestyle changes. Once you’ve found the right Dallas psychiatrist you trust to treat you, supplement it by doing the following to help you live your best life and minimize manic episodes:

  • Get adequate sleep. People with bipolar disorder are prone to sleep ...
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Study: Potential Link Between Autism and ADHD

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Results of a new study performed at the Kennedy Krieger Institute indicate that almost 30 percent of young children with autism also show signs of ADHD. This rate is three times as high as the rate of ADHD is in the general population. Since previous studies have shown that autism may share genetic links with ADHD as well as bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia, this most recent bit of information is certainly helpful as we work ...

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The Autism Spectrum And Pervasive Development Disorders

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The autism spectrum includes a range of conditions classified as Pervasive Development Disorders, or PDDs. There is usually some confusion between a diagnosis of autism and a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. There is no clear biomarker or genetic test to determine the difference between the two, so doctors must rely on other clues.

Asperger syndrome was first described by Hans Asperger, a pediatrician, in the 1940’s. For a long time, it was simply referred to as “high functioning autism.” Since then, ...

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College Students With Mental Illness More Likely To Drop Out

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According to a recent study from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a staggering 64% of college students with mental health issues will end up dropping out of school. The majority of these teens struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse and addiction. The students drop out because of pressure, lack of motivation, and poor grade point averages leading to a loss in financial aid.

There are many reasons these students don’t seek help, the ...

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