Posts Tagged 'plano 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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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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How Many Athletes Could Use an Orange County Psychiatrist?

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Even before the completion of the recent Dallas Cowboys football stadium, the DFW has been well-known for its heavy investment in professional sports. It’s no surprise that the Metroplex is home to many pro players and countless high school and college athletes hoping to make it to the big time. The pressure to perform and the physical toughness required of athletes can take a serious mental toll. But athletes are expected to just suck it up ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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