Posts Tagged 'Texas psychiatry'

Speaking More Than One Language May Delay Dementia

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Since November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, it’s a great time to focus on learning about how to delay dementia as we age. And according to some recent research, speaking more than one language will help. The most recent study, conducted in India and published in the journal Neurology, joins many other studies that have also reached this conclusion.

Researchers say there’s something special about switching from one language to another in the course of routine communication that helps explain why bilingual ...

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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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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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The Mental Health of Football Players

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As we transition from summer to fall, our focus turns to enjoying the football season. Football is an important part of our culture and can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately football has a darkside. Athletes are prone to mental health issues, depression and suicidal thoughts. More and more professional football players are being encouraged to seek help from a mental help therapist.

What Causes Mental Health Issues in Football Players?

With an estimated 26.2% of Americans suffering from a mental illness, ...

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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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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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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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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.

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Traumatic Brain Injury and SPECT scans

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With an estimated 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurring in the United States every year, there is a great need for resources to diagnose and treat the injuries. Since early diagnosis and evaluation can greatly improve the treatment process, getting a brain SPECT scan after the injury occurs can be very beneficial.

Brain SPECT imaging is different from MRI or CT scans. SPECT scans measure blood flow and activity patterns, allowing the doctor to see which areas of the brain ...

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