Daily Archives: May 9, 2016

Brain basics

Introduction The Growing Brain The Working Brain Brain Basics in Real Life Brain Research Glossary Brain Basics Welcome. Brain Basics provides information on how the brain works, how mental illnesses are disorders of the brain, and ongoing research that helps … Continue reading

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Post MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATIONS *OVERVIEW* GOOD READ

Overview Medications are used to treat the symptoms of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic-depressive illness), anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sometimes medications are used with other treatments such as Psyhcotherapy. Psychotherapy alone may … Continue reading

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FDA Asks Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Drug Manufacturers to Develop Patient Medication Guides

FDA has directed the manufacturers of all drug products approved for the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to develop patient Medication Guides to alert patients to possible cardiovascular risks and risks of adverse psychiatric symptoms associated with the medicines, … Continue reading

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FDA REVISIONS OF PRODUCT LABELING DRUGS (ANTIDEPRESSANTS)

Revisions to Product Labeling [These changes should be made to the box warning at the beginning of the package insert.] DRUG NAME Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in … Continue reading

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Problem solving work sheet

PROBLEM SOLVING WORK SHEET!!!! STEP 1 Identify the problem: Break it down into smaller steps and decide what you need to action first. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________. STEP 2 Brainstorm and write down as many ideas as you can that might … Continue reading

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Creating the Life You Want work sheet

CREATING THE LIFE THAT YOU WANT: State as clearly as possible in a positive way what it is that you want to create in your life. 1.) Within the next (time frame) ______________________, I choose to _______________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Be … Continue reading

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Wellness Achievement and Maintenance WORKSHEET

Two Goals you might start with are getting well and staying well. Start by asking yourself these questions? What am I like when I am feeling / doing well? ___________________________________________________________________________. What are the things that help me maintain or regain … Continue reading

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Post Mental Illness and the Family: Recognizing Warning Signs and How to Cope #1

Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and “happen to someone else.”  In fact, mental disorders are common and widespread.  An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year. Most families are … Continue reading

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Post Mental Illness in the family PART 2 Guidelines for Seeking Care

Mental Illness and the Family: Finding the Right Mental Health Care For You[/size] If you or someone you know may benefit from a counselor or mental health center, here are some questions and guidelines to help you find the right … Continue reading

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Mental Illness in the family PART 3 Guidelines for Hospitilization

Mental illness in the family is Hospitalization Necessary: Of the 5.4 million people who sought mental health treatment in 1990, less than 7% required hospitalization. More than half of those who needed inpatient-care had schizophrenia, one of the most severe … Continue reading

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