Psychotherapy

Fact or Fiction: What Do You Really Know About Homosexuality?

Propaganda has played a big role in the fight against gay equality. For hundreds of years, certain groups have sought out to demonize the gay community, creating fictitious stories and persuasive arguments that have prevented their normalization in society. Even in this day and age, with so many medical and[…]

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Ask Dr. Cash: What is ADHD…what am I looking for?

ADHD is a brain-based medical disorder and the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. In addition, approximately half of all children with ADHD have co-existing disorders, including learning disabilities, oppositional-defiant disorder, Tourette Syndrome, conduct disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression. What makes ADHD different from other conditions is that the[…]

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How to Create an Effective Education Plan for Your Child with ADD/ADHD

Working in Conjunction with Teachers and Counselors Many children with Attention Deficit Disorder find it difficult to succeed in a traditional classroom setting. Truth be told, the classroom can be a challenging environment for kids with ADD/ADHD. The things these students find most difficult – sitting still, listening quietly, and[…]

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Myth Buster: I am Bipolar because I have ADHD (Here’s the scientific proof)

Hypomania or ADHD? Depression or ADHD? To answer your question, let’s look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for clarification Depression  Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness ADHD  Often has difficulty sustaining attention in task If that didn’t clear things up, there is also an[…]

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Ask Dr. Cash: Bipolar Versus ADHD

Since they share many symptoms, including mood instability, bursts of energy and restlessness, talkativeness, and impatience, bipolar disorder and ADHD can be difficult to differentiate and diagnose. Because of similar characteristics, there is a serious danger of either a misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis. Additionally, it’s estimated that as many[…]

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Bipolar Disorder

Extraordinary Answers for this Mystery Illness Surprisingly common, affecting more than 5.7 million Americans, bipolar disorder is somewhat of a mystery to both healthcare professionals and those who suffer from it. Although we now know that there are genetic factors that may play a heavy hand, (a person who has[…]

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“Dear Parents, I didn’t think it could happen to us either.”

How could something like this happen? I didn’t see the typical warning signs.  I was on the look-out for all the wrong things.  What I thought was normal behavior…typical pre-teen drama…was actually my son attempting to deal with a very private sexual addiction. Sexting.  A form of pornography that has[…]

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Ask Dr. Cash: Is sexting considered a disorder?

We all have impulses to do certain things, even when we know it’s not right. However, where most are able to control these urges the majority of the time, some people have what is known as impulse control disorder. Defined as “the failure or extreme difficulty in controlling impulses despite[…]

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MYTH BUSTER: I can’t get in trouble if I send a nude picture

Too often, kids and their parents don’t have any real idea on the legal consequences of sexting. Although each state has different laws regarding these offenses, sexting is definitely on the radar for both lawmakers and officials as it has been linked to child pornography, cyber bullying, and teen suicide[…]

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Hear No, See No, Speak No Evil

A Closer Look at Adolescent Sexting According to a recent study published by The Journal of Pediatrics, almost a quarter of troubled seventh-graders are sending sexually explicit texts and photos, or “sexting.” Would it surprise you to hear that I personally believe that this number is much higher? And I[…]

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