Warning signs of an eating disorder

It's critical to know the warning signs of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, so they can be assessed and the identified eating disorder can be treated as early as possible. (posted April 6, 2012) http://www.healthyplace.com/eating-disorders/eating-disorders-overview/warning-signs-of-an-eating-disorder/ … [Read more...]

Case management issues with special populations

Case managers have a range of responsibilities, including determining eligibility, conducting comprehensive psycho-socials, doing assessment, setting goals, intervening in a wide range of personal, organizational, and community targets, and tracking client outcomes. However, certain client groups and problem areas may require certain specific focuses. This chapter discusses strategies for providing case management to special populations, including … [Read more...]

Borderline personality disorder | A fact sheet

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that can be challenging for everyone involved, including the individuals with the illness, as well their friends and family members. BPD is characterized by impulsivity and instability in mood, self-image, and personal relationships. For more information about BPD, read this fact sheet from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (posted November 27, 2012)http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=44780  … [Read more...]

Dissociative disorders | A fact sheet

A number of people with mental illnesses experience dissociation: a disturbance of thinking, awareness, identity, consciousness or memory. This fact sheet from NAMI (the National Alliance for Mental Illness) discusses what disassociation is, how it is defined clinically, and what types of treatment are available. (posted November 27, 2012)http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=26975  … [Read more...]

When you can’t afford psychotherapy

This article explores inexpensive and alternative treatment options for people who need counseling but who have no insurance. (posted December 4, 2012)http://psychcentral.com/lib/2012/when-you-cant-afford-psychotherapy/  … [Read more...]

Parent guide to getting good care

When a child is struggling, or his behavior worries you, it can be hard to know whether you need to reach out to a professional. And if you do seek help, what kind of professional is right for your child? There are a bewildering number of specialists who diagnose and treat children with psychiatric and learning problems, and a wide range of treatments available, from behavioral to pharmaceutical. In this guide the Child Mind Institute takes you through … [Read more...]

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