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Urban Parents’ Attitudes Toward The Use Of Medication For Treatment Of Childhood ADHD

Medication in the form of psychostimulants is a standard treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD, marked by extreme inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, is diagnosed in almost eight percent of U.S. children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005). Although medical practitioners often prescribe psychostimulants, parents’ attitudes will largely determine whether […]

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Frontline Workers’ Resistance To Evidence-Based Practice In Substance Abuse Treatment: Some Good Reasons

Over the past decade, prominent federal substance abuse agencies have put a great deal of effort toward ensuring that evidence-based practice (EBP) is being utilized in the treatment of addiction. This effort was galvanized by a 1998 report from the Institute of Medicine calling for improvements in healthcare, which included the implementation of practices proven […]

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Can Reduce Relapse In Recurrent Depression

Mindfulness involves self-regulation of attention and orientation to the present moment through the practice of meditation. It has recently become an increasingly popular add-on for treatment of mental health problems. A specific form of mindfulness combines it with cognitive-behavioral principles and techniques. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy involves the recognition of thoughts and feelings as fleeting […]

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Environmental Adversity Sheds Light On Genetic Influences For The Development Of Externalizing Disorders

Antisocial behavior and substance use disorders have serious consequences for youth, their families, and costs to society in terms of education, mental health and health treatment, and criminal justice system involvement. Evidence has shown that genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of these problems, although a clearer understanding of how genetics and environmental […]

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African-American Women May Benefit From CBT For Sexual Assault – Even If They Drop Out Of Treatment

African-American women may benefit as much as their Caucasian counterparts in treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), despite being more likely to drop out of treatment prematurely. PTSD is a mental health disorder and, specifically, an anxiety disorder, that arises from trauma. Symptoms of distress must also arise in three domains: re-experiencing the trauma (e.g., […]

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