Posts Tagged 'Psychiatrist in plano tx'

Oxytocin for Autism?

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According to a review article in the September Harvard Review of Psychiatry, the hormone oxytocin may play a role in autism treatment, as well as the treatment of schizophrenia. While the evidence is still in its preliminary stages, it is encouraging. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide hormone, most known for its role in initiating labor and breast milk flow in pregnant women. The news is exciting for autism specialists and other mental health therapists who specialize ...

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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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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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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Mental Aging

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September is National Healthy Aging Month. And while the world wide web is flooded with tips on how to prevent the physical aging process, as the popular expression goes, “Aging is all in your mind.” Healthy mental aging is just as important as keeping wrinkles at bay. Here is a list of 10 tips for healthy mental aging:

1. Exercise. Physical activity increases oxygen-rich blood flow to your brain, essential for keeping it young. Older adults who exercise are 60% less ...

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People With Mental Illness At Greater Risk of Accidental Death

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Anyone who struggles with a mental illness already faces numerous challenges in life. And now, recent international research has shown that the mentally ill are up to six times more likely to die in an accident than the general population. If you have yet to seek treatment with a Costa Mesa therapist for your condition, doing so promptly could be life-saving.

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and Stanford University in California studied 6.9 million adults over the age of ...

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Grandmothers Who Raise Their Grandkids Struggle With Depression, But Group Therapy Can Help

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Carol Musil, PhD, RN & Professor of Nursing, recently conducted one of the longest-running studies on grandmothers in various family situations. The results clearly showed that grandmothers who are raising their own grandchildren faced extra stress and were far more likely to have depression than grandmothers who weren’t primary caregivers for their grandkids. As stress and depression can have severe effects on the health over time, grandmothers who raise their grandkids would benefit immensely from seeking a mental health therapist ...

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Minority Children Less Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD

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Recent studies indicate that minority children are less likely than Caucasian children to be diagnosed with both ADHD and autism, two conditions that directly affect behavior and social skills. Both ADHD and autism will have a dramatic impact on how well they do in school. Since there are many minority children in the Dallas area, this is certainly a local issue. Seeing a California psychiatrist for proper diagnosis is crucial.

The rate of autism in children of all races is ...

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The Dangers of Process Addictions

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A process addiction is an addiction to a compulsive behavior. Common process addictions include compulsive gambling, spending addictions, sexual addictions and eating disorders. Many people are embarrassed to admit they may have a process addiction because they think they should be able to stop their behavior at will. But process addictions have serious dangers, and anyone who suspects they might have a compulsive habit should contact a mental health therapist right away.

Current research supports the theory that process addictions ...

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What To Do If You Suspect Your Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder

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Since no two people are alike, maintaining even the healthiest relationships can be challenging. But when someone you love acts unstable and impulsive to the point where you suspect they have Borderline Personality Disorder, being a good friend or partner can seem impossible. An estimated ten million Americans—about the population of New York City—have BPD, so it surely affects many people in the Dallas area. If you suspect that someone you love has BPD, call a Orange County psychiatrist ...

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Study Finds Possible Link Between Autism and Induced Labor

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The world of child psychiatry is abuzz with news of a recent study that may link induced labor to an increased risk of autism. Since doctors and scientists have been on a continuous quest to find the cause, the findings from this study may be beneficial.

The study was conducted by researchers at Duke University and the University of Michigan and published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The conclusion was reached after researchers reviewed birth records of 625,000 ...

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