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Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
January 2016 - Vol. 20 Issue 1
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Drugs, Brains, and Behavior The Science of Addiction
  2. Drug Seeking or Pain Crisis? Responsible Prescribing of Opioids in the Emergency Department
  3. Commonly Abused Drugs Charts
  4. Trends in Underage Drinking in the United States
  5. Heroin, Also Called: Black Tar, H, Horse, Junk, Skag, Smack
  6. Marijuana, Also Called: Cannabis, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Pot, Weed
  7. Tobacco & Liquid Nicotine
  8. Electronic Cigarettes May Lead to Nicotine Addiction
  9. Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
  10. Integrating Addictions Counseling into LPC Licensing

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1.  Drugs, Brains, and Behavior The Science of Addiction
Groundbreaking discoveries about the brain have revolutionized our understanding of compulsive drug use, enabling us to respond effectively to the problem.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE

2.  Drug Seeking or Pain Crisis? Responsible Prescribing of Opioids in the Emergency Department
In 2008 more than 36,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, most of them caused by prescription opiates. More than 12 million Americans admitted using prescription opiates recreationally in 2010.
AMA JOURNAL OF ETHICS

3.  Commonly Abused Drugs Charts
This website contains a wide variety of commonly used drugs, which the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) indicates the drug’s acceptable medical use and its potential for abuse or dependence.
Access the PDF here.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE

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4.  Trends in Underage Drinking in the United States
Underage drinking is associated with an array of social, emotional, behavioral, and health problems.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE on ALCOHOL ABUSE and ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)

5. Heroin, Also Called: Black Tar, H, Horse, Junk, Skag, Smack
This website is a valuable heroin resource. Heroin is made from morphine, a natural substance in the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant. It can be mixed with water and injected with a needle, smoked or snorted up the nose. All of these ways of taking heroin send it to the brain very quickly, which makes it very addictive.
MEDLINE PLUS

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6. Marijuana, Also Called: Cannabis, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Pot, Weed
This website is a valuable marijuana resource. Marijuana can cause problems with memory, learning, and behavior. Addiction is more likely to occur if marijuana is used every day.
MEDLINE PLUS

7. Tobacco & Liquid Nicotine
Each year, America’s poison centers manage thousands of cases of acute exposures to tobacco and liquid nicotine products.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF POISON CONTROL CENTERS (AAPCC)

8. Electronic Cigarettes May Lead to Nicotine Addiction
Many researchers believe that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are not a harmless substitute for cigarettes and they may be a Trojan horse leading to nicotine addiction and ultimately chronic smoking.
JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (JNCI)

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9. Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
The SAMHSA locator is a very helpful guide and it is updated annually from facility responses to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services and National Mental Health Services Survey.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

10. Integrating Addictions Counseling into LPC Licensing
Students who are very qualified, including those who have completed internships at addictions facilities, are having to get an additional license or certification beyond their LPC to find work in addictions facilities.
COUNSELING TODAY

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Affordable Care Act & Mental Health - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
December 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 12
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
  2. Medicaid Behavioral Health Services
  3. Medicare & Your Mental Health Benefits
  4. Implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)
  5. Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act
  6. Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?
  7. The Affordable Care Act: What Counselors Should Know
  8. The Affordable Care Act: An Opportunity for Improving Care for Substance Use Disorders?
  9. The Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Mental Health Care
  10. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce

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1.  Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
The Affordable Care Act provides one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use
disorder coverage in a generation
MENTAL HEALTH GOV

2.  Medicaid Behavioral Health Services
Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States and is increasingly
playing a larger role in the reimbursement of substance use disorder services.
MEDICAID GOV

3.  Medicare & Your Mental Health Benefits
This booklet provides information about mental health benefits in Original Medicare, Part A (Hospital
Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance).
MEDICARE GOV

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4.  Implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)
Learn how the MHPAEA expands the availability of behavioral health care to all Americans.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)

5. Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act
Changes are occurring across the healthcare landscape, with a significant focus on integration of
behavioral and physical health.
ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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6. Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?
The law passed in 2008, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires coverage of services
for mental health, behavioral health and substance-use disorders to be comparable to physical health
coverage.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

7. The Affordable Care Act: What Counselors Should Know
It is important that counselors have a basic understanding of the law, how it works, and how it affects
their profession.
AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION

8. The Affordable Care Act: An Opportunity for Improving Care for Substance Use Disorders?
The ACA will bring significant changes in coverage for publicly-funded substance use disorder treatment
services.
NATIONAL CENTER for BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI)

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9. The Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Mental Health Care
The healthcare workforce is largely unprepared, in numbers and expertise, to confront the specific
mental health needs of our aging population.
AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING

10. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce
The health care workforce is facing increased stress and instability, and a major redesign of the
workforce is needed to extend care to millions of Americans.
HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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Telehealth & Technology - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
Nov 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 11
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. How Mental Health Has Become a Hot Topic in Telemedicine
  2. Are You a Digital Native or Digital Immigrant?
  3. The Online Couch -Mental Health Care On The Web
  4. Major Trends Shaping Telemedicine
  5. Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
  6. Coming to Terms with Technology
  7. Utilizing Skype and VSee to Provide TeleMentalHealth, E-Counseling, or E-therapy
  8. Technology Tutor: What Can Counselors Learn from Edward Snowden?
  9. Consider Telehealth Technology to Perform Reliable and Valid Cognitive Screening
  10. Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services

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1.  How Mental Health Has Become a Hot Topic in Telemedicine
Telemedicine can play crucial roles in integrated care consultation models and providing tele-mental
health services for the unreachable.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY (APA)

2.  Are You a Digital Native or Digital Immigrant?
Telepsychiatry is only one of many avenues that will improve access to care. Integrating mental
health care in the primary care setting is another avenue, and telepsychiatry can be part of the
integrated care model.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY

3.  The Online Couch -Mental Health Care On The Web
The focus of this report is the emerging array of technology-enabled psychotherapeutic
interventions that are expanding access to free and low-cost care for people with mild-to-moderate
depression.
CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION (CHCF)

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4.  Major Trends Shaping Telemedicine
The Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) provides support on topics such as: physician and nurse licensure; credentialing and privileging; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and private insurance payment policies.
CENTER FOR TELEHEALTH AND E-HEALTH LAW (CTeL)

5. Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
This guide presents the expanding role of technology in the provision of psychological services that may be useful in the practice of psychology.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

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6. Coming to Terms with Technology
Adapting to the vast array of new technology might feel like sailing into uncharted waters.
COUNSELING TODAY

7. Utilizing Skype and VSee to Provide TeleMentalHealth, E-Counseling, or E-therapy
While Skype is popular, familial, free and is encrypted, bottom line - it is not HIPAA compliant and does not notify clinicians when breaches occur.
ZUR INSTITUTE

8. Technology Tutor: What Can Counselors Learn from Edward Snowden?
Regardless of whether you see Edward Snowden as a patriotic whistleblower or a traitor to his country, he has some valuable insights into technology and privacy — insights to which counselors would be wise to pay heed.
COUNSELING TODAY

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9. Consider Telehealth Technology to Perform Reliable and Valid Cognitive Screening
Appropriate administration of a brief cognitive screening using telehealth technology can improve
access to care and treatment planning.
CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE

10. Practice Guidelines for Video-Based Online Mental Health Services
The ATA guidelines are developed by work groups that include experts from the field and other strategic stakeholders and designed to serve as both an operational reference and an educational tool to aid in providing appropriate care for patients.
AMERICAN TELEMEDICINE ASSOCIATION (ATA)

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Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
Oct 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 10
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TOPIC - REPRODUCIBILITY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

CONTENTS:

  1. Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological science - The Abstract
  2. Replicability in Psychological Science: A Crisis of Confidence?
  3. Solving Reproducibility
  4. How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?
  5. Scientists Replicated 100 Psychology Studies, and Fewer Than Half Got the Same Results
  6. A Reproducibility Crisis?
  7. Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science - The Project
  8. How Reliable Are Medical Studies?
  9. Q&A with the Authors of "Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science" Project.
  10. Supplementary Material for Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science

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1. Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science - The Abstract
This study describes the replication of 100 experiments reported in papers published in 2008 in three high-ranking psychology journals.
SCIENCE

2. Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Replicability in Psychological Science: A Crisis of Confidence?
It appears that there is a crisis of confidence in psychological science reflecting an unprecedented level of doubt among practitioners about the reliability of research findings in the field.
JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

3.  Solving Reproducibility
Recent developments in social psychology and cell biology have become widely known.
SCIENCE

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4.  How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?
A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down.
THE ATLANTIC

5. Scientists Replicated 100 Psychology Studies, and Fewer Than Half Got the Same Results
The massive project shows that reproducibility problems plague even top scientific journals
SMITHSONIAN.COM

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6. A Reproducibility Crisis?
'The results were sobering. Just 39 of the studies were successfully replicated. Psychology, it seemed, had a credibility problem.'
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

7. Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science - The Project
Reproducibility is a defining feature of science, but the extent to which it characterizes current research is unknown.
OPEN SCIENCE COLLABORATION

8. How Reliable Are Medical Studies?
Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals, a new review reports.
MEDLINE PLUS

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9. Q&A with the Authors of "Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science" Project.
The authors discuss the process and findings from the Reproducibility Project: Psychology, and the initiatives to improve transparency and reproducibility in science more generally.
NEW REDDIT - JOURNAL OF SCIENCE

10. Supplementary Material for Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science
The methods sections summarize the key aspects of the methodology and provide additional information, particularly concerning the latter stages of the project that were not addressed in the prior articles.
SCIENCE

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Practice Management - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
Sep 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 9
Published by athealth.com

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TOPIC - PRACTICE MANAGEMENT - ICD-10

CONTENTS:

  1. ICD-10 Code Lookup
  2. Transitioning to the ICD-10-CM
  3. What You Need to Know About DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM
  4. Literature on DSM-5 and ICD-11
  5. Moving Towards ICD-11 and DSM-V: Concept and Evolution of Psychiatric Classification
  6. Transition to ICD-10: What it Entails and Why It's Important to Behavioral Health Providers
  7. The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders - Diagnostic criteria for research
  8. Using DSM-5 in the Transition to ICD-10
  9. Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders F01-F99
  10. A Primer For ICD-10-CM Users: Psychological and Behavioral Conditions

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1. ICD-10 Code Lookup
Enter a Code or keyword to conduct your search for ICD-10 Codes. After searching, select an ICD-10 Code link from the results table to populate the corresponding text box and close the pop-up window. Try the tool...
CMS.gov

2.  Transitioning to the ICD-10-CM
On October 1, the ICD-10 coding classification will become the new baseline for clinical data, clinical documentation, claims processing and public health reporting. Learn more...
National Psychologist

3.  What You Need to Know About DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM
This is the first time that many clinicians have had to deal with such a radical overhaul of the diagnostic coding system. Read article...
Psychiatric Times

4.  Literature on DSM-5 and ICD-11
Because the ICD-11 process is at least two years behind DSM-5, with a projected publication date in 2015, there are only a few available articles to give us a glimpse of what is to come. Learn more...
National Center for PTSD

5.  Moving Towards ICD-11 and DSM-V: Concept and Evolution of Psychiatric Classification
With advances in genetics and neurobiology in the future, classification of psychiatric disorders should improve further. The concept, evolution, current status and challenges facing psychiatric classification are discussed in this review. View details...
Indian Journal of Psychiatry


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6. Transition to ICD-10: What it Entails and Why It’s Important to Behavioral Health Providers - Free Download
Answers common questions about ICD-10, including preparation for implementation. View details...
SAMHSA

7.  The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders - Diagnostic criteria for research
WHO publications provide authoritative information and guidance aimed at promoting and protecting health and preventing and controlling disease. The text presented here has also been extensively tested (14), involving researchers and clinicians in 32 countries. The ICD-10 proposals are thus a product of collaboration, in the true sense of the word, between very many individuals and agencies in numerous countries. They were produced in the hope that they will serve as a strong support to the work of the many who are concerned with caring for the mentally ill and their families, worldwide. View details...
World Health Organization (WHO)

8.  Using DSM-5 in the Transition to ICD-10
A Brief Guide to Using DSM-5 in the Transition to ICD-10. DSM-5, unlike previous versions of DSM, contains both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes. For most behavioral health providers, if you have a DSM-5, you are ready for the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015.  Learn more...
American Psychiatric Association (APA)

9.  Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders F01-F99
ICD10Data.com takes the official ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical codes and adds millions of cross references between codes to make finding what you need faster and easier then ever before. Learn more...
ICD10Data.com

10.  A Primer For ICD-10-CM Users: Psychological and Behavioral Conditions
Aimed at familiarizing mental health practitioners and training faculty with the basics of the ICD-10, this concise, handy guide is an essential read for psychologists, given that the World Health Organization s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will become the North American official diagnostic system for mental and behavioral disorders in fall 2015. See the book...
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Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
Aug 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 8
Published by athealth.com


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.
SAMHSA  View details...

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.
Counseling Today View details...


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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.
American Psychological Association (APA) See book details...


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Women's Health - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
July 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 7
Published by athealth.com


CONTENTS:

  1. Why Women’s Health Can’t Wait
  2. Working with Lesbian-Headed Families: What Social Workers Need to Know
  3. Working with women from all walks of life
  4. Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers
  5. Treatment Choices in Women with Bipolar Disorder Seeking Pregnancy: A Clinical Case Illustration
  6. Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Girls and Women
  7. Review of Trauma-Specific Treatment in the Context of Domestic Violence
  8. What stalking victims need to restore their mental and somatic health
  9. Alcohol A Women’s Health Issue
  10. Sexualization of Young Girls in Entertainment
  11. 10 Things Every Social Worker Needs to Know About Domestic Violence

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1. Why Women’s Health Can’t Wait
It is clear that men and women experience illness differently and this report looks closely at four diseases where this is especially true: cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Brigham and Women's Hospital    Learn more...

2. Working with Lesbian-Headed Families: What Social Workers Need to Know
More lesbian women are choosing parenthood. One common challenge facing lesbian-headed families is how to navigate interactions with societies that are unaware of how to embrace nontraditional families.  Advances in Social Work   Learn more...

3. Working with women from all walks of life
This article explores some of the unique needs and circumstances that female clients bring to treatment. Counseling Today   Learn more...

4. Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers
Developed collaboratively for clinic-based healthcare providers, the Global Handbook offers the latest guidance on providing contraceptive methods. Knowledge for Health Project   Learn more...

5. Treatment Choices in Women with Bipolar Disorder Seeking Pregnancy: A Clinical Case Illustration
A 40-year-old woman with a long history of bipolar disorder discussed with the treating psychiatrist the possibility of planning a pregnancy. Case Reports in Psychiatry   Learn more...

6. Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Girls and Women
Although many recent changes have resulted in increased equality, opportunity, and quality of life, girls and women are also at risk for a variety of health concerns and life stresses. American Psychological Association (APA)   Learn more...

7. Review of Trauma-Specific Treatment in the Context of Domestic Violence
This paper reviews the trauma-based treatments that have been designed or modified specifically for IPV survivors and provides cautions and recommendations for moving forward. National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health   Learn more...

8. What stalking victims need to restore their mental and somatic health
Stalking victims typically experience mood, anxi­ety, and posttraumatic stress symptoms that require prompt evaluation and treatment.Current Psychiatry Online (Requires free registration)  Learn more...

9. Alcohol A Women’s Health Issue
Even in small amounts, alcohol affects women differently than men, therefore in some ways, heavy drinking is much more risky for women than it is for men. National Institutes of Health (NIH)   Learn more...

10. Sexualization of Young Girls in Entertainment
Concerns exist today among parents, particular social groups, and the government that girls as young as seven are being introduced to sexual material, and this is affecting their psychological well-being in many different ways. The New Social Worker   Learn more...

11. Ten Things Every Social Worker Needs to Know About Domestic Violence
Violence occurs in families from every socioeconomic level, race, education level, and community. As many as 40% of the male population may at some point become violent with an intimate partner. The New Social Worker   Learn more...


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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

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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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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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