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DSM-5 & ICD-10 - FPN

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Mental Health Information
Aug 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 8
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TOPIC - DSM-5 & ICD-10

CONTENTS:

  1. Transition to ICD-10: What it Entails and Why It’s Important to Behavioral Health Providers
  2. Webinar Tutorial to Help You Transition to ICD-10 Using DSM-5
  3. Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5
  4. Personality Disorders in the DSM-5
  5. Behind the Book: DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors
  6. Frequently Asked Questions about DSM-5 Implementation- For Clinicians
  7. What You Need to Know About DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM
  8. Obsessed with Facebook
  9. Are you ready for ICD-10-CM?
  10. A Primer for ICD-10-CM Users: Psychological and Behavioral Conditions

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1. Transition to ICD-10: What it Entails and Why It’s Important to Behavioral Health Providers
ICD-10 coding is much more specific and detailed than ICD-9 in terms of diagnoses.
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2. Webinar Tutorial to Help You Transition to ICD-10 Using DSM-5
For most behavioral health providers, if you have a DSM-5, you are ready for the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015.
American Psychiatric Association (APA) Learn more...

3. Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5
Brief summary outlining the major differences between DSM-IV-TR and the new DSM-5.
American Psychiatric Association (APA) Read article...

4. Personality Disorders in the DSM-5
Dr. Thomas Widiger examines the outcome of the proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) by the Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group, and offers suggestions for future revisions.
American Psychological Association (APA) Learn more...

5. Behind the Book: DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), often referred to as the “psychiatric bible,” occupies a mandatory spot on the bookshelves of many counselors.
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6. Frequently Asked Questions about DSM-5 Implementation- For Clinicians
Experts provide answers to common questions from clinicians as they become familiar with using DSM-5 for proper diagnostics.
American Psychiatric Association (APA) Read article...

7. What You Need to Know About DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM
Starting October 1, 2015, we will have to switch from ICD-9-CM to a new coding system, ICD-10-CM.
Psychiatric Times Learn more...

8. Obsessed with Facebook
Although not a DSM-5 or ICD-10 diagnosis, internet addiction has been correlated with depression.
Current Psychiatry  Read article...

9. Are you ready for ICD-10-CM?
As of Oct. 1, 2015, psychologists and other health care professionals are required to use the ICD-10-CM code sets for diagnostic coding and billing purposes.
American Psychological Association (APA) View details...

10. A Primer for ICD-10-CM Users: Psychological and Behavioral Conditions
Readers of this book will come away with an understanding of the history and rationale behind this system of diagnosis, and they will learn how to integrate the coding system and its nuances into their everyday practices.
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Trauma - FPN

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Mental Health Information
June 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 6
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1. NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD
DSM-5 Criteria for PTSD
The National Center has emerged as the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD. Learn more...

2. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Identifying and Managing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a trauma- and stress-related disorder associated with significant psychosocial morbidity, substance abuse, and other negative physical health outcomes. Learn more...

3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD
PTSD Checklist (PCL)
A popular, widely-accepted screening tool for PTSD in adults. Learn more...

4. NATIONAL CENTER FOR TELEHEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY
PTSD Coach
The mobile app, which is free, is intended to be used as an adjunct to psychological treatment, but can also serve as a stand-alone education tool. Learn more...

5. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TRAUMA PROFESSIONALS
International Journal of Trauma Research and Practice
The journal seeks to share a sophisticated understanding of traumatic stress issues and interventions. Learn more...


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Because of the huge increase in military behavioral health-related issues, a special new version of the Network of Care was developed. Military and veteran health systems tend to be fragmented; many veterans simply do not know what federal, state, county or community services are available to them. The Network of Care, a one-stop shop, makes it easy for service members, veterans and their families to find most of these services. The program, first deployed in Maryland and California, was very successful and it is now spreading to new localities throughout the country. The site, which is easy to use, continuously updated and free to the public, includes many services, such as healthcare facilities, daily news, jobs boards, social networking, benefits, personal health records, support, assistive devices, advocacy, emergency and crisis intervention. Learn more....


6. COUNSELING TODAY
It’s not all guns and PTSD: Counseling with a cultural lens
When one counsels military service members and their families, the existence and impact of military culture on the client and the therapeutic process is an important consideration. Learn more...

7. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Multimodal Approach to Identifying Malingered Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Review
The aim of this article is to aid clinicians in differentiating true posttraumatic stress disorder from malingered posttraumatic stress disorder. Learn more...

8. MEDSCAPE
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children
Traumatic events can take many forms, including accidents, painful medical procedures, physical or sexual assaults, natural disasters, traumatic death or injury of a loved one, and emotional abuse or neglect. Learn more...

9. DAILY NEWS
Lara Logan: Life is not about dwelling on the bad
CBS news star talks about PTSD, her recovery, her family, her work and the women that inspire her. Learn more...

10. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Witness to Suffering: Mindfulness and Compassion Fatigue Among Traumatic Bereavement Professionals and Volunteers
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore and Kara Thieleman discuss their research with the professionals and volunteers that provide service to parents who have experienced a child's death. Learn more...



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Depressive Disorders - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
May 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 5
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1. MEDSCAPE
Depression
This article focuses on major depressive disorder in adults.

2. SOCIAL WORK PODCAST
Social workers and depression: Interview with Mark Meier, MSW, LICSW
This podcast explores the subject that social workers are three times as likely to be depressed as people in the
general population.

3. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression
The prevalence of depression is estimated to be about 3% percent in children younger than 13 years and 6% in
adolescents 13 to 18 years of age.

4. COUNSELING TODAY
The Hope Chest: Unpacking the Hurt
When working with suicidal teens, I have found it useful to tell them about the invisible box that we each carry.

5. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Can social media help mental health practitioners prevent suicides?
As platforms for self-expression, social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr are sources of real-time information that could aid in suicide prevention. (Complimentary registration required.)

6. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST
Mindfulness holds promise for treating depression
New research suggests that practicing mindfulness may help prevent a relapse.

7. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Depressed and sick with ‘nothing to live for’
Assessments can be challenging in depressed patients, often because of the uncertain role of features such as
hopelessness, anhedonia, and passive death wish in the decision-making process.

8. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Can magnets cure depression?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is gaining ground as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression.

9. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
The Bereavement Exclusion and DSM-5: An Update and Commentary
The removal of the bereavement exclusion in the diagnosis of major depression was perhaps the most controversial change from DSM-IV to DSM-5.

10. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Practice-Based Versus Telemedicine-Based Collaborative Care for Depression in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Telemedicine-based collaborative care virtually co-locates and integrates mental health providers into primary care settings.

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Substance Use Disorders - FPN

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Mental Health Information
April 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 4
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1. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Pediatricians
As a component of comprehensive care, adolescents should receive appropriate guidance regarding substance use during routine clinical care.

2. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)
This website presents a number of evidence-based behavioral therapies shown to be effective in addressing substance abuse.

3. NATIONAL QUALITY FORUM
Evidence-Based Treatment Practices for Substance Use Disorders
After extensive discussion of the candidate evidence-based practices and the criteria for selecting those of the highest priority, participants identified seven core practices for SUD management.

4. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Defining and Characterizing Differences in College Alcohol Intervention Efficacy: A Growth Mixture Modeling Application
This paper shows that there are two primary subpopulations of college drinkers with regard to intervention efficacy as well as four minor ones.

5. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women
Women with substance use disorders have unique biopsychosocial needs that should be addressed if their treatment is to be successful.

6. COUNSELING TODAY
Working through ambivalence with adolescent substance abusers
Clients are more likely to attempt change and to persevere after relapse if the counselor has taken the time to get to know them and shared positive affirmations with them.

7. COUNSELING TODAY
Hidden in plain sight
To genuinely help these clients — who may or may not recognize their substance use problems — counselors of all stripes and specialties need to educate themselves about addiction. This knowledge includes the various types of addiction, how to spot addiction, how to help treat it and when to refer clients for more intense or specialized help.

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
After substance withdrawal, underlying psychiatric symptoms emerge
When treating patients who abuse substances, it is important to watch for underlying clinical conditions that have been sup­pressed, relieved, or muted by alcohol or drugs.

9. MEDSCAPE
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Evaluation
This article provides a brief review of the physiologic effects as well as the signs and physiologic effects of withdrawal of alcohol, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, and hallucinogens.

10. THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER
When “Just Say No” is Not Enough: Teaching Harm Reduction
Social work education is designed to prepare eclectic practitioners and critical thinkers who utilize social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.

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Personality Disorders - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
March 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 3
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1. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Personality Disorders in the DSM-5
Dr. Thomas Widiger examines the outcome of the proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) by the Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group, and offers suggestions for future revisions.

2. THE LANCET
Classification, assessment, prevalence, and effect of personality disorder
Many people with personality disorder remain undetected in practice and might be given treatments that are ineffective or harmful as a result. (Requires free registration)

3. NATIONAL CENTER for BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI)
Personality disorders at the interface of psychiatry and the law: legal use and clinical classification
This paper addresses expert testimony about personality disorders, outlines how they are assessed in forensic cases, and describes how they are viewed in different legal contexts.

4. PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS
Treatment Advances in Borderline Personality Disorder
Counselors, as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team of helping professionals, can play a critical role in the lives of people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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5. MEDSCAPE
Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder
Misdiagnosis of BP II as a BPD can risk extensive periods on nondrug treatments when the individual might benefit from a mood stabilizer, whereas misdiagnosis of BPD as a bipolar disorder can conversely risk inappropriate pharmacological treatment. (Requires free registration)


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Changes to the personality disorders section of DSM-5 have been a particular target for criticism, since the DSM-5 has done away with the use of “axes” for diagnostic coding. Learn more...


6. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Be Wary When Sociopaths Turn on the Charm
When treating antisocial patients, remaining vigilant to the inherent challenges of working with them, stay within strict boundaries, and keep therapy from going adrift.

7. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Paranoid Personality Disorder
PPD appears to bear genetic and epidemiological relationships to schizophrenia, and it may
be closely related to delusional disorder.

8. MEDSCAPE
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Many family members find themselves cut out of treatment plans, particularly if the diagnosed individual is an adult. As a result, the families of those who are mentally ill may feel isolated and alone as they struggle to make sense of the changes.

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9. MAYO CLINIC
Antisocial personality disorder
There may be a link between an early lack of empathy — understanding the perspectives and problems of others, including other children — and later onset of antisocial personality disorder.

10. JOURNAL OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the DSM–V
The authors address three issues relevant to narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and the DSM–V.


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Schizophrenia - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
February 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 2
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1. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
What Is Schizophrenia?
About 1% of Americans have this illness. Schizophrenia affects men and women equally. It occurs at similar rates in all ethnic groups around the world. Symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions usually start between ages 16 and 30.

2. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Assessment of Everyday Functioning in Schizophrenia
Clinicians who are assessing deficits in cognition and everyday functioning need to consider the source of the information obtained before making treatment and placement decisions.

3. MEDSCAPE
Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia
Childhood-onset schizophrenia is a severe form of psychotic disorder that occurs at age 12 years or younger and is often chronic and persistently debilitating. (Complimentary registration required.)

4. COUNSELING TODAY
What Counselors Need to Know About Schizophrenia
Counselors, as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team of helping professionals, can play a critical role in the lives of people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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5. E-MEDICINE
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective disorder is a perplexing mental illness that has both features of schizophrenia and features of a mood disorder. The coupling of symptoms from these divergent conditions makes diagnosing and treating schizoaffective patients difficult.

6. PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Overdiagnosis of Schizophrenia Said to Be Persistent Among Black Patients
Cultural mistrust, or a “healthy paranoia,” may be related to the overdiagnosis of schizophrenia among African Americans.

7. MEDSCAPE
Motivational Interviewing of People With Schizophrenia
Effective treatment for people with schizophrenia combines medication management with psychiatric rehabilitation strategies. Proponents of psychiatric rehabilitation believe that effective services of any kind begin with an assessment of the person's goals. (Complimentary registration required.)

8. COUNSELING TODAY
Inviting Families Into the Support Circle
Many family members find themselves cut out of treatment plans, particularly if the diagnosed individual is an adult. As a result, the families of those who are mentally ill may feel isolated and alone as they struggle to make sense of the changes.

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9. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Schizophrenia (Maintenance Treatment)
One in 100 persons will develop schizophrenia; about 75 percent of persons have relapses and continued disability, and one third fail to respond to standard treatment.

10. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Looking Schizophrenia in the Eye
Schizophrenia and other serious psychiatric disorders gained resources and enhanced validity, as well as some reduction in stigma, when they were acknowledged to be brain disorders. Perhaps the next era in psychiatry must approach schizophrenia as a systemic disease that first presents as altered behavior rather than as a brain disease per se.


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Eating Disorders - FPN

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January 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 1
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CONTENTS

1. Practice Guideline - Eating Disorders
2. Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity
3. Frequency and Patterns of Eating Disorder Symptoms in Early Adolescence
4. Behavioral and Psychological Factors in Obesity
5. Losing weight, but not healthy
6. The powerful perspective of body satisfaction
7. DSM-5 Feeding and Eating Disorders
8. Psychological Treatments for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
9. Eating Problems after Bariatric Surgery
10. The Impact of Body Image on Patient Care


1. PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Practice Guideline - Eating Disorders
This comprehensive practice guideline was developed and reviewed by psychiatrists, researchers, and other clinicians throughout North America and Europe.

2. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Eating Disorders in Adolescents With a History of Obesity
Obese adolescents are at significant risk of developing an eating disorder, yet due to their higher weight status their symptoms often go unrecognized and untreated.

3. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH
Frequency and Patterns of Eating Disorder Symptoms in Early Adolescence
Eating disorder behaviors and cognitions are common in early adolescence and are negatively associated with a series of social and psychological outcomes.

4. JOURNAL OF LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL
Behavioral and Psychological Factors in Obesity
Because the psychological aspects of obesity are so important, psychological assessments and interventions have become an integral part of a multidisciplinary approach to treating obesity.

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5. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Losing weight, but not healthy
Obese teenagers are just as likely to develop eating disorders as the general population.

6. COUNSELING TODAY
The powerful perspective of body satisfaction
Every January, right as the new year begins, we are saturated by commercials, advertisements and stories of people whose lives were transformed upon attaining the elusive goals of slimness and fitness.

7. AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (APA)
DSM-5 Feeding and Eating Disorders
A primary goal is for more people experiencing eating disorders to have a diagnosis that accurately describes their symptoms and behaviors.

8. NATIONAL CENTER for BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI)
Psychological Treatments for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
This paper reviews research on psychological treatments for BED, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

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9. EATING DISORDERS REVIEW
Eating Problems after Bariatric Surgery
Multidisciplinary interventions are needed to help patients both prepare for surgery and achieve optimal weight loss and psychosocial adjustment afterward.

10. PRIMARY CARE COMPANION
The Impact of Body Image on Patient Care|
When considering body image, it may be helpful to remember the often-used phrases: "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder," "beauty is only skin deep," and "never judge a book by its cover."


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Practice Issues - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
December 2014 - Vol. 18 Issue 11
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CONTENTS

1. Mental Health Parity - Health Affairs
2. Losing Face: How Facebook Disconnects Us - Counseling Today
3. Telemental and Behavioral Health - ATA
4. HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health - hhs.gov
5. DSM-5 Frequently Asked Questions - APA
6. Health Insurance and Mental Health Services | MentalHealth.gov
7. Behavioral Health, Patient Privacy, and the Need to Know - chcf.org
8. Look Before You Leap - Private Practice | Counseling Today
9. Can what we learned about reducing no-shows in our clinic work for you? | Current Psychiatry
10. Cell Phones: The Psychosocial Risks | Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience


1. HEALTH AFFAIRS
Mental Health Parity.
Many factors heighten the need to deliver high-quality care to people with mental health and substance use disorders.

2. COUNSELING TODAY
Losing Face: How Facebook Disconnects Us
The reliance on Facebook for connectivity has raised considerable concerns about its impact on the authenticity of the human experience.

3. AMERICAN TELEMEDICINE ASSOCIATION (ATA)
Telemental and Behavioral Health
According to experts, mental health procedures that are delivered in person can be delivered remotely via telehealth.

4. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)
HIPAA Privacy Rule and Sharing Information Related to Mental Health
Frequently asked questions about sharing protected health information of a patient who is being treated for a mental health condition.

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5. AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (APA)
DSM-5 Frequently Asked Questions
Many of the changes in DSM-5 were made to better characterize symptoms and behaviors of groups of people who are currently seeking clinical help.

6. MENTALHEALTH.GOV
Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use disorder coverage in a generation.

7. CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION (CHCF)
Behavioral Health, Patient Privacy, and the Need to Know
Three scenarios that illustrate the challenges of finding the correct balance between privacy and disclosure.

8. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Special Protections for Mental Health Treatment Notes
The electronic medical record has raised a number of new ethical challenges and given new life to some old ones.

9. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY
Can what we learned about reducing no-shows in our clinic work for you?
No-shows contribute to the detriment of the patients' health and the financial well-being of the practice.

10. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Cell Phones: The Psychosocial Risks|
While the potential benefits of this technology continue to emerge, so do the potential psychosocial risks.


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Aging - FPN

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Nov  2014 - Vol. 18 Issue 10 
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1. The State of Aging and Health in America 2013
2. The Science of Aging Gracefully
3. Dispelling the myths of aging
4. Age-Related Memory Loss
5. Alzheimer's Basics
6. Emerging Therapeutic Strategies for Treating Alzheimer's Disease in Primary Care
7. Depression and Suicide in Older Adults Resource Guide
8. End of Life - Helping With Comfort and Care


1. CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
The State of Aging and Health in America 2013
Current information and statistics on the mental health of older adults.

2. AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH (AFAR)
The Science of Aging Gracefully
Every day in America, some 6,000 adults celebrate their 65th birthday. Five years from now, that number will rise to 10,000 per day as the first wave of Baby Boomers reach that milestone.

3. COUNSELING TODAY
Dispelling the myths of aging
We must dispel myths associated with aging, advocate for the needs of older adults and help this population adapt, thrive and maintain a sense of life satisfaction and achievement as they go through the multiple changes associated with reaching the last stages of adulthood.

4. HELPGUIDE.ORG
Age-Related Memory Loss
Memory lapses can be frustrating, but most of the time they aren't cause for concern. Age-related memory changes are not the same thing as dementia.

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5. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Alzheimer's Basics
Although we still don't know how the Alzheimer's disease process begins, it seems likely that damage to the brain starts a decade or more before problems become evident.

6. PRIMARY CARE COMPANION
Emerging Therapeutic Strategies for Treating Alzheimer's Disease in Primary Care
All clinicians need to be aware of the health care burden posed by Alzheimer's disease, and they need to be aware of the different presentations of the disease and the different management strategies available.

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Depression and Suicide in Older Adults Resource Guide
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders experienced by elders, but fortunately is treatable by a variety of means.

8. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
End of Life - Helping With Comfort and Care
At the end of life, each story is different. For some older people, the body weakens while the mind stays alert. Others remain physically strong, and cognitive losses take a huge toll.

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Domestic Violence - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes 
Mental Health Information 
Oct  2014 - Vol. 18 Issue 9 
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1. ATHEALTH 
Trauma-Informed Care for Mental Health Professionals - Interview with Carole Warshaw, MD, Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. 
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Domestic Violence is pervasive and is a major public health and public mental health concern.

2. MEDSCAPE 
Domestic Violence 
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/805546-overview 
Domestic violence encompasses violence against both men and women and includes violence in gay and lesbian relationships.

3. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN 
Sexual Assault of Women 
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p489.html 
Sexual assault is underreported, and more than one half of assaults are committed by someone known to the survivor.

4. COUNSELING TODAY 
Working through the Hurt 
http://ct.counseling.org/2014/03/working-through-the-hurt/ 
Statistics suggest that counselors of all specialties are likely to encounter clients who are familiar with the impact of domestic violence.

5. MEDSCAPE 
Discovering Strengths and Competencies in Female Domestic Violence Survivors 
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/559404  (may require registration)
This paper describes a solution-focused approach for treating domestic violence female survivors.

6. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK 
The Invisible Ones: Male Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse 
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=146 
Dr. Venus Tsui describes the pervasive shame that male victims of intimate partner abuse experience.

7. CENTER FOR COURT INNOVATION 
With 11 Questions, Officers Assess Homicide Risk 
http://bit.ly/1FeHusm 
David M. Sargent has taught thousands of law enforcement officers how to implement the Lethality Assessment Program, which uses a short survey to assess victims' risk of being killed and a simple protocol to encourage them to get help.

8. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT JUDGES 
Managing Your Divorce: A Guide for Battered Women 
http://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/pro_se_web.pdf 
This booklet is intended to be used by battered women who are representing themselves, without an attorney, in court cases involving child custody.

9. HELPGUIDE
Help for Abused and Battered Women 
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/help-for-abused-and-battered-women.htm 
This site provides a variety of resources for women in abusive relationships.