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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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Mental Health Information
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
Published by athealth.com


 

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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Mental Health Information 
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. 
http://athealth.com/trauma-informed-care-for-mental-health-professionals/ 
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.


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Cultural Competence - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
September 2014 - Vol 18 Issue 8
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1. ATHEALTH
Cultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals: Interview with Dr. Patti Rose
http://athealth.com/cultural-competency-for-mental-health-professionals/
Dr. Rose discusses issues related to cultural competence and also focuses on the disparities that minorities experience with mental health care.

2. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care
https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/pdfs/EnhancedNationalCLASStandards.pdf
The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities.

3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth and their Families
http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/ChecklistBehavioralHealth.pdf
This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural competence in human service settings.

4. THE JOINT COMMISSION
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community
http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/LGBTFieldGuide.pdf
This document is intended to complement the many other resources created by other organizations working to improve health systems and care for LGBT communities and families.

5. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Caring for Latino Patients
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html
Latino culture has several normative values that must be recognized in clinical settings.

6. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Culture Cues
http://depts.washington.edu/pfes/CultureClues.htm
These tip sheets for clinicians increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures.

7. SOCIAL WORK
Social Work Practice with Latinos: Key Issues for Social Workers
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861823/pdf/nihms194082.pdf
This article provides an overview of the general knowledge needed by social workers to work more effectively with their Latino clients.

8. VISTAS 2013
Seven Common Issues Faced by Families Entering a New Culture, With Appropriate Counseling Techniques
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_16.pdf
The competent multicultural counselor is equipped with awareness, knowledge, and skills of sufficient quality to effectively assist a diverse client base.

9. COUNSELING TODAY
Multicultural Competence: A Continual Pursuit
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/09/multicultural-competence-a-continual-pursuit/
Remaining multiculturally competent requires constant work, study and development as counselors move through their careers.

10. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
What Are You?: The Experience of Multiracial Individuals in a Monoracial World
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=20
Dr. Kelly Jackson discusses her research on identity development among individuals of mixed heritage.

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Anxiety Disorders - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
August 2014 - Vol: 8 Issue 7
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1. ATHEALTH
Treating Childhood Anxiety in Schools, Michael L. Sulkowski, PhD
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Despite being a prevalent problem, only a small percentage of youth receive any treatment for anxiety. When they do receive treatment, it is usually not an evidence-based treatment, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 

2. THE ATLANTIC
Surviving anxiety - Scott Stossel
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/01/surviving_anxiety/355741/
"I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness."

3. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Dissociative Disorders in DSM-5
http://journals.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/AJP/930274/611.pdf
One of the most striking changes in DSM-5 is separate chapters for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and trauma- and stressor-related disorders.

4. PEDIATRICS
Anxiety in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/133/5/801.full.pdf
Children with ADHD demonstrate poorer quality of life, daily functioning and behavior when anxiety comorbidities are present.

5.  JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY AND THE LAW
Obsessions of Child Murder: Underrecognized Manifestations of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
http://www.jaapl.org/content/42/1/66.full.pdf
Many patients with OCD have distressing violent images and thoughts but there is not significant evidence that these idividuals are at risk of acting on the obsessions..

6. COUNSELING TODAY
Anti-anxiety medications: What counselors need to know
http://ct.counseling.org/2011/10/anti-anxiety-medications-what-counselors-need-to-know/
You might not have a medical degree, but you need to know something about the medications your clients are taking.

7. PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
Current perspectives on internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with anxiety and related disorders.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3913603/pdf/prbm-7-037.pdf
Internet cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) for anxiety disorders is efficacious, cost-effective, scalable, and an important treatment alternative to face-to-face CBT.

8. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Late-Onset Agoraphobia: General Population Incidence and Evidence for a Clinical Subtype
http://journals.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/AJP/927182/790.pdf
Agoraphobia has a high prevalence in the elderly, and unlike cases in younger populations, late-onset cases are not more common in women and are not associated with panic attacks, suggesting a late-life subtype.

9. BMC PSYCHIATRY
Screening for post-traumatic stress disorder after injury in the pediatric emergency department - a systematic review protocol
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/2046-4053-3-19.pdf
Screening children at risk of developing stress disorders following trauma is essential in guiding early treatment and minimizing long-term sequelae of childhood stress disorders

10. INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Measuring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Twitter
http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM14/paper/view/8079/8082
Social media data must be treated cautiously as it is learned what role this venue will play in mental health research and treatment.

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Adolescent Mental Health - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
July 2014 - Vol: 8 Issue 6
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1. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1109.html
Serious health problems, risky behavior, and poor health habits persist among adolescents despite access to medical care.

2. FOCUS
Understanding Technology Use Throughout Development: What Erik Erikson Would Say About Toddler Tweets and Facebook Friends
http://focus.psychiatryonline.org/data/Journals/FOCUS/24947/282.pdf
For each developmental stage, the authors offer a vignette, a description of media use, a developmental interpretation of technology use, and guidance for clinicians.

3. COUNSELING TODAY
Geek Therapy: Connecting with Clients through Comics, Video Games and Other ‘Geeky’ Pursuits
http://bit.ly/1mxvQvX
Geek therapy is just one more way to connect with clients and further the therapeutic relationship.

4. VISTAS 2013
Minors’ Rights to Confidentiality, When Parents Want to Know: An Ethical Scenario
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_26.pdf
This paper explores the ethical scenario related to confidentiality rights of a minor when his/her parents seek information from the counseling session.

5. THE SOCIAL WORK PODCAST
Coming Out, Coming Home: Interview with Michael C. LaSala, PhD
http://bit.ly/1lnJeTv
In this interview, Dr. LaSala talks about how social workers can help families adjust to a gay or lesbian child.

6. PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
Is Your School Prepared for a Sexting Crisis?
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/May_13_Sexting.pdf
An adolescent who participates in sexting can face serious legal consequences

7. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Report of the Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls
http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/girls/report-full.pdf
This report explores the cognitive and emotional consequences and the impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image.

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Help Suicidal Adolescents
http://bit.ly/1qYTjdl
Research supports the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for suicidal adolescents. (Complimentary registration required.)

 

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Template - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes

Mental Health Information
January 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 1
Published by athealth.com


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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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