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Dec 13, 2013, 11:20 AM
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions or compulsions leading to distress, thereby interfering with overall functioning. Although a diagnosis of OCD only requires the presence of obsessions or compulsions, the majority of…
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Oct 15, 2013, 12:17 PM
By Mary Jo Wiegratz, Manager of National Outreach This year the annual National Eating Disorders Conference was held in Washington, D.C., so members could participate in a Federal Lobby Day, which focused on bringing awareness and support for eating…
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Sep 26, 2013, 12:14 PM
As parents, friends and family members, we’re consistently reminded to keep our medications out of sight and reach. For many, the assumption is that this step is meant to keep small children safe. In reality, however, young children are not the only…
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Sep 20, 2013, 12:12 PM
Addiction and mental illness: a circular relationship where one often feeds the other. There are cravings, obsessions and addictions that initially seem to solve issues with self-esteem, body image, family or work problems. Studies show that nearly…
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Aug 5, 2013, 12:10 PM
I will start with what a mental illness is not. It is not a choice. It is not a weakness. A mental illness is a physical and/or emotional manifestation of diseases of the brain. Caused by too much or too little of certain chemical actions in one part…
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Jul 17, 2013, 12:08 PM
Making the decision to send a child or teen to a residential treatment facility is often difficult for families. Programs like the Child Center's Parent University keep a family involved in treatment, helping families ensure a successful transition…
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