Treatment Areas

ADHD

ADHD (ABCT Fact Sheet)
  Mar 13, 2016
People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have difficulties in sustaining attention to tasks, particularly if they demand more effort than usual. They have significant problems with  ...
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Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity (NIMH)
  Mar 13, 2016
Does your child have trouble paying attention? Does he or she talk nonstop or have trouble staying still? Does your child have a hard time controlling his or her behavior? For some children, the ...
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ADHD Information (NAMI Website)
  Mar 01, 2016
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in young people, according to the C ...
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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs

Faces of Change: Do I Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs? (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

Alcohol and drug problems affect many people. Some people see that drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs is hurting them. But there are a lot of other people who don’t eve ...
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Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

Three Steps to Accessing Care:

  1. If you have insurance: Contact your insurer. Ask about yo ...
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Prescription Pain Medications: Know the Options - Get the Facts (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

Opioids can cause unpleasant side effects such as drowsiness, constipation, and slowed breathing. Some of these effects may be increased by:

July 24 is International Self-Care Day, and the Crisis Text Line has tips for free mental wellness

Self-care is a major buzzword for 2019, ...
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Quick tips to stop a panic attack
  Aug 03, 2019

Panic attacks are all too common, affecting as many as 11% of the US population each year—including doctors. A panic attack comes on suddenly, ...
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Parent Guide: Understanding Anxiety Disorders (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

It is very difficult for parents and caregivers to know if their youth or young adult is acting like a typical youth or young adult or if their moods and behaviors are actuall ...
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Bipolar

Suicide in America (NIMH)
  Mar 13, 2016
Suicide is a major public health concern. Over 41,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States. More than twice as many people die by suicide each year than by homicide. It is tragic, but ...
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Bipolar Information (NAMI Website)
  Mar 01, 2016
Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar have high and low moods, known as mania and depr ...
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Bipolar Disorder in Kids and Teens (NIMH)
  Feb 28, 2016
Does your child go through intense mood changes? Does your child have extreme behavior changes? Does your child get much more excited and active than other kids his or her age? Do other people say you ...
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Depression

Why Self-Care Is Essential for Mental Health — and How to Practice it Without Spending a Penny
  Aug 29, 2019

July 24 is International Self-Care Day, and the Crisis Text Line has tips for free mental wellness

Self-care is a major buzzword for 2019, ...
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Parent Guide: Understanding Depression (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

Depression is a mental disorder that is marked by a sad, empty, hopeless, or helpless mood that is present almost every day and lasts most of the day for at least two weeks. E ...
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Understanding Depression: Young Adults (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

Hearing a health care professional say you have depression can be confusing. The good news is that the emotions and behaviors you have been concerned about are actually sympto ...
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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders (ABCT Fact Sheet)
  Mar 13, 2016
We eat to live and eating is an important focus for our family and social lives. In a country like the United States, food is readily available. But large amounts of food put us at risk for the thre ...
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Eating Disorders: More Than Food (NIMH)
  Mar 13, 2016
Has your urge to eat less or more food spiraled out of control? Are you overly concerned about your outward appearance? If so, you may have an eating disorder. The eating disorders anorexia nervosa,  ...
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Eating Disorder Information (NAMI Website)
  Mar 01, 2016
When you become so preoccupied with food and weight issues that you find it harder and harder to focus on other aspects of your life, it may be an early sign of an eating disorder. Studies suggest tha ...
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OCD and Hoarding

Hoarding (ABCT Fact Sheet)
  Mar 13, 2016
Hoarding disorder includes all three of the following:
  1. A person collects and keeps a lot of items, even things that appear useless or of little value to most people, and
  2. These  ...
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OCD Information (NAMI Website)
  Mar 01, 2016
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions). Although people with  ...
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OCD: When Thoughts Take Over (NIMH)
  Feb 28, 2016
Do you feel the need to check and re check things over and over? Do you have the same thoughts constantly? Do you feel a very strong need to perform certain rituals repeatedly and feel like you have n ...
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Personality Disorders

Borderline Personality Disorder (ABCT)
  Mar 13, 2016
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychological disorder affecting about 1 to 2% of the population. It occurs more frequently in women than in men. BPD is associated with severe emotional s ...
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Borderline Information (NAMI Website)
  Mar 01, 2016
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition characterized by difficulties in regulating emotion. This difficulty leads to severe, unstable mood swings, impulsivity and instability, poor self- ...
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Schizophrenia Spectrum

Parent Guide: Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

It can be scary at first—learning your child has a mental health diagnosis. But, once you really think about it, it is no different than learning your child has asthma or di ...
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Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis: Young Adult (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

Hearing a health care professional say you are experiencing a first episode of psychosis can be confusing. The good news is that the behaviors you have been concerned about ar ...
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Schizophrenia (NIMH)
  Mar 13, 2016
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, it can be very disabling. Approxima ...
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Trauma and PTSD

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After an Accident
  Jul 28, 2019

Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

R U A Survivor of a Disaster or Other Trauma? How R U Doing?

If u were involved in a traumatic event, lik ...
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Tops for Survivors: Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event (SAMHSA)
  Dec 30, 2018

Grief is the normal response of sorrow, heartache, and confusion that comes from losing someone or something important to you. Grief can also be a common human response after  ...
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