Category: Behavioral Health Awareness

November 19, 2018

Characteristics, similarities, and unique diagnostic challenges Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. While these symptoms usually result in impulsive behavior and difficulty maintaining personal relationships with others, they also, in many ways, resemble symptoms of other behavioral health problems, presenting a unique challenge for care…
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October 10, 2018

A response to Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why in the context of suicide awareness and prevention September was Suicide Prevention Awareness month. With the month recently passed, it’s important to carry the conversation about suicide forward in a safe and responsible way. Popular shows, such as Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, have sparked interest in the topic,…
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August 1, 2018

Egregious misconceptions that just won’t go away Schizophrenia is a mental health problem that is rife with misconceptions. Some of this can be rightfully attributed to its complexity as a mental health illness, though misrepresentation of the illness in popular culture must also be accounted for. The following are a few examples of some of…
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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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