Posts Tagged 'Plano Counseling'

Five Tips for Helping Your Autistic Child Make Friends

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Autism can lead to some lonely days for your child. Children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome often want to make friends, but lack the natural social skills necessary to do so. This can lead to withdrawal and antisocial behavior. That, coupled with other unusual behavior, can make them a target of bullying. With an estimated 4500 autistic children under the age of 18 in Dallas, this can lead to a lot of lonely kids.

The good news is that it’s ...

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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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Signs of Drug or Alcohol Abuse in Teens

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No one ever wants to suspect their teenager of doing drugs or drinking, but the fact is, illegal drug use is increasing among adolescents. You certainly don’t want to invade your teen’s privacy or make any false accusations, but determining if there is an alcohol or drug problem is the first step in getting them help. Monitor your teen’s behavior closely. If more than a few of these signs of drug or alcohol abuse are present, contact a Orange County ...

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Benefits of Group Therapy

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It is human nature to take comfort in the feeling that others struggle with the same things we do. The benefits of group therapy are numerous, and many studies have shown group therapy to be just as successful as individual therapy sessions. There are likely several factors contributing to the success of group therapy.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Getting together for group sessions helps with the feelings of solitude and isolation people may struggle with as they work through their issues. Every ...

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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

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People who live with bipolar disorder face many challenges, one of which is the temptation to use alcohol and drugs to self-medicate. It is estimated that 60% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder struggle with substance abuse. People who experience mixed states of rapid cycling have the highest rate of danger.

Substance abuse compounds the problems of people with bipolar disorder. Alcohol and drugs can interfere with prescribed medication, causing them to recover more slowly from mood swings, get fewer benefits ...

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Recovery From A Traumatic Brain Injury

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The recovery process from a traumatic brain injury requires patience, dedication and both physical and mental treatments. Since every case is different, every survivor’s treatment and recovery time will vary greatly. However, the sooner the process begins, the faster the injured person can return to their normal life or adjust to whatever their new normal may be.

In addition to the physical symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, the survivor may feel confused, angry, depressed and anxious. Inappropriate behavior and substance ...

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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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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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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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Find a New Psychiatrist in Orange County CA

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psychiatrist in plano txAre you looking for a new psychiatrist in Orange County CA? Perhaps your current mental health therapist has relocated or retired. Ideally, your existing psychiatrist should make every effort to help you transition to a new provider rather than just leaving you in the lurch. But that doesn’t ...

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Should You See a Mental Health Therapist or a Psychiatrist?

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Are you trying to figure out whether to seek the assistance of a mental health therapist or a psychiatrist? It’s helpful to understand the difference between the two types of provider. A therapist generally sees patients individually or in small groups on a frequent basis. The therapist’s role is to observe, listen, counsel, and help patients create and implement a treatment plan to help them gain better mental health. Many patients who require non-acute care do ...

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Why Texas Psychiatry Associations Matter

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texas psychiatryWhen you start researching psychiatrists to find the right provider for you and your family, you may notice that many of them are members of various professional organizations including Texas psychiatry associations. Participation in these organizations is completely voluntary – but it is still important. While state licensing and board certification are the foundation of a good practice, it’s the ongoing education ...

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