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Childhood Disorders - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - January 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 1
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1. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Selective Mutism
Selective mutism is a rare and multidimensional childhood disorder that typically affects children entering school age.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861522/

2. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Speech and Language Delay in Children
Speech and language delay in children is associated with increased difficulty with reading, writing, attention, and socialization.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1183.html

3. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
An Evidence-based Approach to Treating Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are remarkably common among pediatric patients and are associated with significant morbidity and increased risk of suicidality in adolescents. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/article_Pages.asp?AID=10693

4. PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
Tourette's Syndrome: A Primer for School Leaders
The symptoms of Tourette's syndrome affect students academically as well as socially.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/tourettesprimer.pdf

5. MEDSCAPE
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
The consequences of untreated sleep problems may include significant emotional, behavioral, and cognitive dysfunction. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/916611-overview

6. CONTEMPORARY PEDIATRICS
Pathology and Evaluation of Childhood Aggression
Types of aggression include impulsive (reactive), proactive, and maladaptive.
http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/modernmedicine/modern-medicine-feature-articles/pathology-and-evaluatio

7. COUNSELING TODAY
Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Individuals with autism may exhibit a range of challenging behaviors.
http://ct.counseling.org/2012/10/addressing-challenging-behaviors-for-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorders/

8. THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
Urinary Incontinence in Children
Appropriate treatment and parental education are essential because of the physical and psychological impact of urine accidents.
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uichildren/



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Grief and Loss - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - February 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 2
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1. PEDIATRICS
Supporting the Family after the Death of a Child
The death of a child of any age is extremely painful for parents.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/6/1164.full.pdf

2. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Treating Bereavement
Bereavement is all too common but is seldom identified or accorded significance in explaining a patient's medical condition.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2012/06/ecas3-1206.html

3. VISTAS
Children and Grief: Developmentally Speaking
Working with children requires an understanding of the complexities of childhood grief.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11/Article_86.pdf

4. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Recognizing and Treating Complicated Grief
Timing and severity of symptoms can help identify this distinct syndrome. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/article_pages.asp?AID=10627

5. MEDSCAPE
Loss, Grief, and Bereavement in the Setting of Cancer
Loss, grief, and bereavement are a significant part of the cancer experience. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739523

6. DIALOGUES IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Complicated Grief after Perinatal Loss
The loss of an infant through stillbirth, miscarriage, or neonatal death is recognized as a traumatic life event.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3384447/

7. NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK
Traumatic Grief in Military Children
In childhood traumatic grief, children develop symptoms associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/traumatic-grief/traumatic-grief-military-children

8. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY CHILD STUDY CENTER
Caring for Kids after Trauma, Disaster and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Chapter 10 presents important considerations in understanding children's reactions to bereavement and loss.
http://www.aboutourkids.org/files/articles/crisis_guide02.pdf



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Depression in Children and Adolescents - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - April 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 3
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1. VISTAS ONLINE
Major Depression and Dysthymic Disorder in Adolescents: The Critical Role of School Counselors
MDD and DD often significantly impact the adolescent school experience.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas10/Article_77.pdf

2. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Depressive Disorders
The parameter describes epidemiology, clinical picture, differential diagnosis, course, risk factors, and treatments.
https://www.wellcare.com/WCAssets/corporate/assets/CPG_Depressive_Disorders%20_in_Children_and_Adolescents_2011.pdf

3. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Confidential Mental Health Treatment for Adolescents
This case emphasizes the ethical component inherent in clinical judgment.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2012/09/ecas2-1209.html

4. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Family Therapy with a Depressed Adolescent
Family therapy strategies include psychodynamic, structural, strategic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2719446/pdf/PE_6_01_32.pdf

5. THE PRIMARY CARE COMPANION
Helping Depressed Adolescents: A Menu of Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures for Primary Care
This case illustrates the application of CBT in treating a depressed 14-year-old boy.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1540388/

6. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Suicidal Behavior in Children Younger than Twelve: A Diagnostic Challenge
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in children younger than 12 years.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2007.tb02357.x/pdf

7. PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
Suicide Clusters and Contagion
Providing assistance in the aftermath of a youth suicide requires a delicate and well-planned approach.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/Suicide_Clusters_NASSP_Sept_%2009.pdf

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Adolescents Who Self-harm: How to Protect Them from Themselves
Strengthen coping skills, develop a safety plan, and treat comorbid disorders. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/pdf/0908/0908CP_Article3.pdf



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Aging - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - May 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 4
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1. MEDSCAPE
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's is an acquired disorder of cognitive and behavioral impairment that interferes with social and occupational functioning. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1134817-overview

2. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults
The document is intended to assist psychologists in evaluating their own readiness for working clinically with older adults.
http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/older-adults.aspx

3. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Nonmedical Treatment of Patients with Dementia
This article reviews some nonmedical interventions that clinicians in the field of neuroscience can provide to their patients with dementia.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3159541/pdf/icns_8_7_18.pdf

4. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults
Lack of physical activity contributes to many of the chronic diseases that occur in older adults.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0101/p55.html

5. INDUSTRIAL PSYCHIATRY JOURNAL
Loneliness, Depression and Sociability in Old Age
The health and well-being of older adults is affected by the level of social activity and the mood states.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016701/

6. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Preventing and Detecting Elder Mistreatment
A common misconception is that most elder mistreatment occurs in nursing homes and by strangers.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2008/06/pdf/cprl2-0806.pdf

7. SLOAN CENTER ON AGING AND WORK
Engaged as We Age: The End of Retirement as We Know It?
This brief examines old assumptions about aging and identifies new views of successful aging.
http://www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/projects/engagedAge.html

8. COUNSELING TODAY
Life Without an Alarm Clock
Retirement often seems to be about trade-offs.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/04/life-without-an-alarm-clock/



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Autism Spectrum Disorder - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - June 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 5
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1. AUTISM LIVE
Autism Diagnosis Criteria in the DSM-V
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh breaks down the autism diagnosis criteria in the new DSM-V.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILiX9gGd0Ik

2. AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V
One of the most important changes in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Autism%20Spectrum%20Disorder%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

3. MEDSCAPE
An Assessment Tool for the 'New' Autism
David Grodberg, MD, discusses the Autism Mental Status Exam. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/805223

4. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Primary Care for Children with Autism
Autism is a lifelong condition, but early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment can improve the prognosis.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p453.html

5. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Sound Advice on Autism
The AAP offers an interview with Dr. Harvey Karp, a pediatrician and child development specialist. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine
http://www2.aap.org/immunization/multimedia/soundadvice/hkarp_transcript.pdf

6. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Behavioral Therapy with an Individual with Asperger's Disorder
Improving emotional identification and coping in individuals with ASDs can help to improve social deficits.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2945855/

7. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Can Parents of a Child with Autism Refuse Treatment for Him?
Young children are generally presumed to have autonomy that is incomplete due to age and cognitive development.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2010/11/ccas1-1011.html

8. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Intervention Options for Parents and Educators
Collaborative and positive relationships between parents and teachers are essential.
http://www.nasponline.org/publications/cq/pdf/V38N5_AutismSpectrumDisorders.pdf



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Practice Issues - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - August 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 7
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1. WORLD PSYCHIATRY
The DSM-5: Classification and Criteria Changes
The DSM-5 was published in May 2013, marking the first major overhaul of diagnostic criteria and classification since the DSM-IV in 1994.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3683251/pdf/wps0012-0092.pdf

2. COUNSELING TODAY
NIMH Announces Project to Replace DSM
The National Institute for Mental Health has launched a plan replace the DSM-5 with a new "Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)" project.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/05/nimh-announces-project-to-replace-the-dsm/

3. MEDSCAPE
DSM-5 Officially Launched, but Controversy Persists
Not everyone is enthusiastic about the manual's release. (Complimentary site registration required.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/804410

4. MEDSCAPE
A Guide to DSM-5
This is a guide highlighting the major additions and revisions in the new DSM-5 edition. (Complimentary site registration required.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/803884

5. CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
HIPAA - Should I Be Worried?
Providers should ensure an understanding of and compliance with HIPAA's regulations.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3552464/

6. AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule Summary
How to implement the new HIPAA requirements necessary by the September 23, 2013, compliance date.
http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/washington/hipaa-omnibus-final-rule-summary.pdf

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
What You Need to Know about the 2013 CPT® Psychotherapy Codes
As of Jan. 1, 2013, all mental health professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers use the same applicable codes for psychotherapy.
http://www.apapracticecentral.org/good-practice/2012-fall.pdf

8. PRIMARY PSYCHIATRY
Managing Your Digital Identity
This easy availability of personal information evokes strong feelings about potential breaches of privacy and raises significant concerns.
http://primarypsychiatry.com/managing-your-digital-identity/



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Building Therapeutic Relationships - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - September 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 8
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1. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Therapeutic Alliances: Conveying Our Sacred Calling
Research indicates that a positive and hopeful relationship is a common ingredient of successful psychotherapy.
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/index.php?id=22661&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=175668

2. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Examining the Therapeutic Relationship and Confronting Resistances in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
The composite case illustrates some of the psychodynamic psychotherapy techniques that can be employed in a psychotherapy case.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3115766/pdf/icns_8_5_35.pdf

3. COUNSELING TODAY
Attending to Countertransference
Countertransference itself is not a bad thing. Rather, it's the ignoring of countertransference that gets counselors into trouble.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/09/attending-to-countertransference/

4. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Clinical Guide to Countertransference: Help Medical Colleagues Deal With 'Difficult' Patients
Recognizing a patient's personality type may help clinicians predict their countertransference when interacting with that patient.
http://currentpsychiatry.blogspot.com/2009/04/clinical-guide-to-countertransference.html

5. THE PRIMARY CARE COMPANION FOR CNS DISORDERS
Beyond the DSM: The Perspectives of Psychiatry Approach to Patients
This article presents an alternative approach to the DSM for the understanding and treatment of patients with psychiatric conditions.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3357579/

6. COUNSELING TODAY
Success Stories with Challenging Clients
An important question is whether clients deserve the blame for being challenging or whether counselors are responsible for having the right tools to help.
http://ct.counseling.org/2010/10/success-stories-with-challenging-clients/

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Client Feedback Helps Therapists-in-Training Improve
One of the best ways to enhance clinical skills is to ask clients at every session about how they think their therapy is progressing.
http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2010/01/feedback.aspx

8. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Case Studies and the Therapeutic Relationship
The case of "Teresa" raises many ethical questions and dilemmas with respect to publication of clinical case reports.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2011/07/ccas1-1107.html



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Personality Disorders - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - November 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 10
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1. CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder
The diagnosis is based on symptoms that have been present since adolescence or early adulthood and appear in multiple contexts.
http://www.cmaj.ca/content/184/16/1789.full.pdf

2. MEDSCAPE
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder is one of 10 clinically recognized personality disorders listed in the recently published DSM-5. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1519417

3. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Dynamic Descriptions of Personality Disorder in the DSM-5
DSM-5 takes a decided turn to being psychodynamic as well as descriptive, where the DSM-IV was descriptive only.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2013/10/stas1-1310.html

4. COUNSELING TODAY
Facing a Rising Tide of Personality Disorders
Though not yet quantified in appreciable detail, personality disorders appear to have surfaced at an alarming rate in counselors' offices and on college campuses.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/11/facing-a-rising-tide-of-personality-disorders/

5. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Accurately Diagnosing and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Psychotherapeutic Case
The high prevalence of comorbid bipolar and borderline personality disorders present both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2877618/pdf/PE_7_4_21.pdf

6. VISTAS
Feelings Before Facts: Emotion Regulation as a Primary Goal of Treatment
Patients with trauma-related disorders, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and some substance use disorders often have problems with emotional regulation.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_35.pdf

7. PSYCHIATRIC NEWS
When Traumatic Brain Injury Is Complicated by Personality Disorders
The case study illuminates five principles about the care of patients in which TBI is complicated by a personality disorder.
http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/newsarticle.aspx?articleid=1130411

8. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Five Ethical and Clinical Challenges Psychiatrists May Face When Treating Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder Who Are or May Become Suicidal
This article reviews five of the most important ethical and clinical challenges that are likely to arise.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579480/



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Trauma - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - February 2014
Mental Health Information - Vol. 18 Issue 2
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1. SOCIAL WORK PODCAST
An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care: Interview with Nancy J. Smyth, PhD
Dr. Smyth discusses one of the most promising approaches to working with people without causing additional trauma.
http://socialworkpodcast.blogspot.com/2013/04/an-overview-of-trauma-informed-care.html

2. COUNSELING TODAY
The Transformative Power of Trauma
Posttraumatic growth should be on the tips of counselors' tongues.
http://ct.counseling.org/2012/02/the-transformative-power-of-trauma/

3. MEDSCAPE
Posttraumatic Success: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
The focus in treatment shifts from posttraumatic stress to posttraumatic success.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/581215

4. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION
Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Dissociative Symptoms in Children and Adolescents
These treatment principles are intended for children and adolescents with diagnosed dissociative disorders.
http://www.isst-d.org/downloads/childguidelines-ISSTD-2003.pdf

5. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Art Therapy for Children Who Have Survived Disaster
Art has been found to be an especially effective tool for working with both adults and children coping with trauma.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2010/09/imhl1-1009.html

6. ASSOCIATION FOR CONTECTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
ACT for Coping with Trauma and PTSD with Robyn Walser
One area of obesity research is the considerable neurobiological overlap between addiction and some forms of obesity. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://contextualscience.org/podcast/10_act_for_coping_with_trauma_and_ptsd_with_robyn

7. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Disaster-Related Physical and Mental Health: A Role for the Family Physician
Risk factors for post-disaster problems include previous mental health problems and high levels of exposure to disaster-related stresses.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/20070315/841.html

8. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Clinical Supervision: Integrating a Trauma-Informed Lens
In this podcast Eda Kauffman describes how trauma-informed clinical supervision is different from traditional supervision.
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=137



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Addiction - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - January 2014
Mental Health Information - Vol. 18 Issue 1
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COUNSELING TODAY
Don't Turn Away
Most counselors don't specialize in addictions work, but that doesn't mean clients with addictions aren't coming to them for help.
http://ct.counseling.org/2011/06/dont-turn-away

CURRENT PSYCHIATRY
Obsessed with Facebook
Although not a DSM-5 or ICD-10 diagnosis, internet addiction has been correlated with depression.
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/uploads/media/046_0913CP_Cases_FINAL.pdf

AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Promoting Smoking Cessation
All patients should be asked about tobacco use and assessed for motivation to quit at every clinical encounter.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p591.html

VISTAS 
Working With Sexual Addictions in Couples Therapy Conjoint martial therapy can be helpful in recovery.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas10/Article_21.pdf

VIRTUAL MENTOR 
Drug Testing in Adolescents Testing an adolescent without his consent raises ethical issues involving competence, consent, confidentiality, and paternalism.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2005/03/ccas1-0503.html

MEDSCAPE
Can Obesity Be an Addiction?
One area of obesity research is the considerable neurobiological overlap between addiction and some forms of obesity. (Complimentary registration required.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/807684

VISTAS
Solution Focused Social Interest: A Targeted Approach to Treating Internet
Addiction Article provides a history of Internet addiction, profiles of those who overuse technology, and a description of a solution focused treatment.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas12/Article_84.pdf

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Social Networks, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Dual Disorders Among Women In this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Tracy traces the significance of social networks in social work practice and the role of trauma and violence among women presenting with substance abuse or dual disorders.
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=35