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Mental Health Awareness and World Health Day 2022

Mental Health Awareness and World Health Day 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes World Mental Health Day on October 10th every year. The day provides an opportunity to bring awareness and encourage support for people experiencing mental health issues around the world. The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is “Make mental health …

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Alcohol and ADHD: How they are Connected

Alcohol and ADHD: How they are Connected

Growing research has supported the link between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorder. Causes might come down to shared similarities between drug or alcohol addiction and ADHD symptoms.  Both ADHD and Substance use disorder are treatable. The disorders should be treated simultaneously to help treatment be effective. Learn about the connection between these disorders …

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Is it Anxiety or ADHD?

About half of all children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) also have a Learning disability, Mood disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anger control difficulties, or an Anxiety disorder. When seeking professional help in assessing for your child’s anxiety and/or ADHD symptoms, it is the task of the psychiatric professional to clarify reasons for the behaviors. A …

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Psychiatric Pharmacogenomic Testing In The Treatment Of Depression

Psychiatric Pharmacogenomic Testing in the treatment of Depression

I receive so many questions from my patients about pharmacogenetics testing. Many patients ask if the testing results can guarantee the right medication to prescribe that will effectively treat their depression. Other individuals are worried about the cost, and question if insurance will cover the testing. To answer these questions, it is important to understand …

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