Category: Behavioral Health Awareness

April 16, 2018

Characteristics of America’s most prevalent and invisible eating disorder Although Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a relative newcomer to medically-recognized eating disorders, it is now the most common eating disorder in the United States1. Its recognition is important because before 2013 people experiencing BED-like symptoms might have been diagnosed under “eater disorder not otherwise specified”…
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April 12, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a significant challenge for the behavioral healthcare community. Its prevalence has risen at an alarming rate over recent years, with some 1 in 68 children now recognized as being on the spectrum. This April isn’t only for autism awareness in and of itself; it is…
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February 5, 2018

A summary of upcoming behavioral health conferences geared toward the private practice in 2018 Conferences are great for brushing up on the latest industry knowledge, collaborating with colleagues, and discovering new ways to improve professionally. This year there is a pretty exciting line-up of private-practice-oriented conferences. Are you considering attending a behavioral health conference this…
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January 30, 2018

Finding the right EHR means asking the right questions When searching for an EHR that utilizes current technology, is intuitive, and enables efficient reporting and payments, you need to know what questions to ask that break through the hype and get to the crux of the product. We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask…
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January 29, 2018

Debunking 5 common myths National attention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often increases during public discussions over policy and governance of veterans affairs. Although behavioral health providers have a firm understanding of PTSD and appropriate strategies for care, the overall prevailing opinion of what it means to have it is still largely inaccurate. The following…
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December 11, 2017

The unique challenges of opioid use disorder in the United States Substance abuse has been a significant problem in the United States, though the recent opioid-related trends of the past decade have been particularly troubling. In an age where there are now more people with substance use disorders than with any form of cancer, it…
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November 21, 2017

The many facets of America’s most common mental illness Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the United States. Unfortunately, among the 40 million adults each year afflicted by anxiety, only about one-third of them actually receive treatment for it. But the problem extends well beyond the underwhelming public interest in care; anxiety…
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October 25, 2017

The provision of quality behavioral health care, be it psychiatry, therapy, counseling, or otherwise, has with it a level of personal involvement that is seldom rivaled by other industries. At Valant, we’re no stranger to the importance of the work providers do to improve the lives of society’s most vulnerable individuals, which is why we…
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October 23, 2017

Facts about depression you might not know The scope of depression within the sphere of mental health is fairly well-known. It is one of the most common mental health disorders in the world, with roughly 16% of the adult US population said to experience it at some point. Furthermore, due to the strong correlation between…
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June 28, 2017

June is Pride month for the LGBTQ community, and we’re here to celebrate! In addition to the parades and dance parties, there were also successful fundraisers for those in need as well as memorials for those lost in hate crimes. To be sure, this year’s Pride month was full of meaning, love, and fellowship. To…
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