Neurobiology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Co Occurring Mental Health Issues

Counselor Toolbox podcast

Summary - There is significant overlap between OCD and other psychiatric disorders - While ERP and SSRIs are the gold standard for addressing OCD behaviors, it is also important to address other underlying issues which may contribute to neurotransmitter disruption.

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Hoarding and Conquering the Clutter

Counselor Toolbox podcast

Overcoming hoarding, a mental disorder recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, requires more than pop psychology and a 30-gallon garbage bag. Overcoming hoarding, a mental disorder recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, requires more than pop psychology and a 30-gallon garbage bag.


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ADHD, Addiction, and Mental Health

Counselor Toolbox podcast

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Asian People

Counselor Toolbox podcast

percent overall lifetime rate of any psychiatric disorder and a 9.19 percent overall lifetime rate of any psychiatric disorder and a 9.19 - Learn about Asian cultures, traditions and values as they relate to mental health - Learn about communication styles to help the counselor more effectively communicate with culturally different clients - Explore health disparities - Explore appropriate approaches to counseling General Information - Asian Americans have a 17.30

What to Expect When a Child Discharges From a Children’s Psychiatric Hospital


When a child is discharged from a children’s psychiatric hospital, they will likely experience a range of emotions and expectations for life after their hospital stay. Choosing to admit a child for inpatient psychiatric care is never easy and it can be an overwhelming decision to make.

A Helpful Guide to KVC’s Mental Health and Child Welfare Services in Kansas and Missouri


By centralizing critical functions like Accounting and Human Resources, KVC’s local teams can focus on their core competencies such as social work, therapy and inpatient children’s psychiatric treatment. KVC Hospitals – Children’s Psychiatric Treatment.

Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA

The Social Care Elf

personality disorders report residential care secondary care acute psychiatric care British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder (BIGSPD) crisis care inpatient rehabilitation out of area

New KVC Thriving Magazine: Find Out Why KVC Is a Great Place to Work and Read New Success Stories


But when she came to KVC Hospitals, she received comprehensive medical and psychiatric treatment. KVC Hospitals Kansas City is commemorating 30 years of providing compassionate psychiatric treatment to youth to help them heal.

My Horrors during Recent Hospital Visit: I need your help in writing the letter to the Hospital

Bipolar Bandit

The Truth About Many Psychiatric Hospitals. Link for Picture Credit; Creative Commons. Every time, I sit down to write the letter to the hospital, I either get too angry and upset or have bad flashbacks and it prevents me from writing it.

Childhood trauma, bullying-victimisation and the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals

The Social Care Elf

Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a study from the Netherlands that looks at the links between childhood trauma, bullying-victimization and mental illness in people from sexual minority groups.

Ethnicity and power: how can we make mental healthcare equitable for all people with psychosis?

The Social Care Elf

Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider the findings of a recent qualitative study which looks at the differences experienced by Black Caribbean and White British people trying to access care for psychosis.

Guest Post: Interview with Author of Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

Bipolar Bandit

I’m in my 14 th year as a mobile emergency psychiatric social worker. Although most mobile psychiatric emergency cases have involved mentally high functioning patients, I’ve been most invigorated from helping the most impaired patients, usually suffering from psychosis.

Revisions to DSM-5 Coming in March 2022

Social Work Blog

The American Psychiatric Association has announced revisions to the DSM 5 which will be released in March 2022. Clinical social workers may purchase a copy of the DSM-5-TR from Amazon, any large bookstore, or from the American Psychiatric Association. Updated DSM-5 text revisions to be released in March – Psychiatric News.

Special Report on DSM-5-TR—What Social Workers Need To Know

The New Social Worker

On March 18, 2022, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the text revision of DSM-5, known as DSM-5-TR. This special report highlights some of the key changes in DSM-5-TR that social workers need to know

IPA Statement on Ukraine

International Federation of Social Workers

The International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and World Psychiatric Association (WPA) come together in support of protections of Older Persons’ Human Rights in times of crisis.

Sierra Leone: first impressions

Martin Webber

I’m in Sierra Leone this week with ICMHSR researcher, Meredith Newlin, to co-design training in psycho-social interventions for psychiatric nurses.

The Perspectives Approach to Treating Mental Illness


It’s pretty much the bible for the classification of psychiatric disorders in the U.S. Board-certified in general psychiatry and addiction medicine, Dr. Chisolm has three decades of clinical experience and has published extensively on psychiatric disorders and humanistic medical practice.

Breaking Down Mental Health Terms: What Is Self-Stigma?

My Brains Not Broken

According to the American Psychiatric Association, Self-stigma refers to the negative attitudes, including internalized shame, that people with mental illness have about their own condition. American Psychiatric Association.

MQ expands its Science Council

MQ Mental Health

Professor Jehannine Austin from the University of British Columbia in Canada is a psychiatrist whose research work involved studying the impact of genetic counselling for people with psychiatric disorders and their families.

The long awaited second edition Psychopharmacology: A mental health professional’s guide to commonly used medications by Herbert Mwebe

The Critical Blog

These medicines have been around for over 5 decades with evidence showing that they help to lessen and improve the severity of psychiatric symptoms in people suffering with a mental illness. September 13, 2021. Herbert Mwebe.

When Love Goes Wrong 1: Adjustment Disorders

The Masked AMHP

There are a number of well defined psychiatric conditions that could be said to arise from, or are manifested as, love and Adjustment DisordersLove can sometimes give rise to bizarre and irrational behaviour.

They got me.


The psychiatric system has beaten me. Challenging the psychiatric system only produces greater resistance. I was trying to make a difference – not just to get myself the needed help, but also to set a precedent so psychiatric services would think twice before treating others the way they’ve behaved towards me. I had such hope for such a long time – it’s coming up to my 10 year anniversary of involvement with psychiatric services.

Personality Disorder, Capacity and the Mental Health Act

The Masked AMHP

The inquest reported that she was a patient of the local CMHT, and had also been assessed by the hospital psychiatric. On 28th May 2019 an inquest in Cornwall reported on the sad case of 23 year old Amy Morby, who died as a result of an overdose.

Intersectionality Matters: Working with LGBT Older Adult Clients

Simmons University

As most social work students learn, the diagnosis of “homosexuality” was removed from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1973 by the board of the directors of the American Psychiatric Association.

Vimla V. Nadkarni (1948 – 2021)- Featured Leader: International Social Work Leader Review

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

She headed the Department of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and was the Founding Dean of the School of Social Work at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India, from which she retired in 2013 after 42 years of service. International Social Work Leader Review.

5 Myths About Eating Disorders

MQ Mental Health

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. A first of our series where we aim to demystify mental illnesses. An eating disorder is when a person has an unhealthy relationship with food, which can take over their life and make them ill.

NCCPR in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly doesn’t have too few foster homes. It has too many foster kids.

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

In 2016, Philadelphia closed its only juvenile psychiatric residential treatment facility — Wordsworth — after a 17-year-old died in a fight with staff. The city can make smarter choices that will reduce the number of kids placed in foster care, which will reduce strain on the system — and save kids from having to sleep in conference rooms. We’ve all heard the adage that goes: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”

A Look at Mental Health in the LGBTQIA+ Community During Pride Month 2022

My Brains Not Broken

From the American Psychiatric Association : LGBTQ individuals are more than twice as likely as heterosexual men and women to have a mental health disorder in their lifetime.

NASW News Hits – June 2022 Report

Social Workers Speak

NASW, the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association were covered in Yahoo , The Hill , the Associated Press and dozens of other news outlets for warning that the reversal of Roe v.

If We Know There’s a Stigma, Why Is It Still Here?

My Brains Not Broken

” The American Psychiatric Association also points out that there’s more than one type of stigma, naming public stigma, self-stigma and institutional stigma as contributing factors to this larger issue.

Thoughts on a Strange evening

The Vintage Social Worker

Or indeed the terror of walking into a ward in one of the old style psychiatric hospital day rooms when you are only 10. I love Lemn Sissay’s poetry and I loved the book, My Name is Why, if you are allowed to love a book that is a real life story of loss, anger, bewilderment and sadness. What I mean is that I have read many “lives of” books and blogs of those who have been unfortunate enough not to be able to live with their own families during their childhood years.

Assessed to death


Since I first came into contact with psychiatric services almost 10 years ago, I have been assessed numerous times. Your periodic reminder that a mental health assessment is neither neutral nor is it help.

diagnostic function

Clinical Philosophy

By analogy: think of the different treatment implications that can sometimes follow from psychiatric diagnosis.)

What is Mild Intellectual Disability (MID)

Gary Direnfeld

The DSM is a compilation and classification of mental disorders as determined by a committee of psychiatrists under the American Psychiatric Association. Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) is a much-misunderstood diagnosis.

20 Success Stories: Mental Health, Family Reunification, Foster Care and Adoption Support Transform Lives


We shared this on Facebook: “Last night, we had a 17-year-old walk-in admission at our children’s psychiatric hospital. Everyone goes through tough times.

NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending Sept. 14, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

In 2014, the Mercury News in Northern California investigated the misuse and overuse of potent psychiatric medication on foster youth. ? The family police are always finding new ways to dress up their crusade to tear apart more families in pseudo-science.

5 Reasons Children Bully and How Parents Can Help


Bullying Led My Daughter to Depression & Psychiatric Hospitalization: How She Achieved Mental Health Wellness [VIDEO]. Bullying is a top concern among parents of school-age children.

Dealing with the Emotional Fallout of Physical Sports Injuries

Beautiful Voyager

KEAGEN : am a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD, OTR/L) specializing in psychiatric conditions. Supernus focuses solely on neurologic and psychiatric conditions like treatment-resistant depression, OCD, etc. Photo by Harlie Raethel.

The Ugly Truth About Mental Health Stigma

Stop Abuse Campaign

A 2019 national poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) found that only 1 in 5 workers feel comfortable discussing mental health in the workplace. ← Does Anyone Care? Shocking Barriers Killing Our Mental Health.

Thoughts on suicide prevention from a survivor

Stop Abuse Campaign

Often, the only route involves a psychiatric emergency room—an important place, but not a fun getaway. ← How to Talk to Your Child about Sexual Abuse. Trigger warning : This story discusses suicide, suicide prevention, and mental health. This first-person account may be triggering. .