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

KVC

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.

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Matt Smith Quoted in Psychiatric News on How Virtual Reality Can Help Patients with Serious Mental Illness

Michigan Social Work

Professor Matt Smith spoke with Psychiatric News about how virtual reality can support job seekers with serious mental illness. Earlier this fall, Smith’s findings on Molly was both on the cover story of Psychiatric Service s and selected as an Editor’s Choice

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

KVC

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.

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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

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

KVC

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.

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New York Times does the “oh-my-God-it’s-spreading-to-the-white-middle-class!!” story about overuse of psychiatric meds on kids

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

Unfortunately, though there has been some reduction in the use of psychiatric medication in family foster homes, there’s been no change in the settings where abuse is most likely, group homes and institutions. In the Times, even social problems can be gentrified.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Sex differences in mental health among autistic young adults

MQ Mental Health

Around 70% of children meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health problem and among adults over 50% receive a psychiatric diagnosis. of the autistic men had at least one psychiatric diagnosis, and 22.1% were hospitalized due to a psychiatric disorder.

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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.

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New Treatments for Bipolar Depression—Options for Treatment Resistance

Nnatasha Tracy

Recently, Psychiatric Times did a comprehensive piece on new or unusual bipolar depression treatments, treatments that may be an option for treatment-resistant bipolar depression.

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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.

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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.

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DSM-5-TR updates

Therapist Development Center

Earlier this year, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released the DSM-5-TR, which includes updates to the DSM 5. Part I Welcome to Part I of our two-part blog series regarding DSM-5-TR updates.

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The Perspectives Approach to Treating Mental Illness

inSocialWork

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.

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Having hypermobile joints can increase the risk for depression and anxiety in adolescents

MQ Mental Health

Researchers found that young people with joint hypermobility were more likely to have depression and anxiety , and that psychiatric symptoms were also more severe among hypermobile participants.

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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.

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Art of Diagnosis – Webinar

University of Connecticut

Although a large component of the daily work of social workers is to diagnose psychiatric illnesses, there is little education on how to do that well. Jennifer Berton, PhD, LICSW, CADC-II. Thurs, Feb 16, 2023. 10 am – 12 pm (ET). 2 CECs. $40 40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors. $50 50 – All Others. Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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They got me.

SECTIONED

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Factors that Affect Behavioral Health Provider Retention

Relias

Psychiatric nurse practitioners and psychiatric physician assistants: 17%. Psychiatric technicians and psychiatric aides: 13-16%.

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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.

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Investigating the transdiagnostic nature of rumination across depressive, anxiety and eating disorders: A meta-analysis.

Society of Clinical Psychology

Rebekah’s research is focused on understanding psychiatric comorbidity and sexual dysfunction in chronic inflammatory disease populations. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 29 , e153.

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Assessed to death

SECTIONED

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.

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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.”

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Can digital technologies improve access to mental healthcare in Nigeria?

MQ Mental Health

There are only 8-10 federal Neuro psychiatric hospitals in the country and when these facilities are available, the average person can’t afford it thereby leaving a larger population to self diagnose themselves with information online.

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diagnostic function

Clinical Philosophy

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

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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.

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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.

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5 Reasons Children Bully and How Parents Can Help

KVC

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.

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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.