FREE Webinar on helping depressed & suicidal teens

The ADAA (Anxiety & Depression Association of America) is offering a FREE webinar on Thursday, September 8. The topic is “How to Help Depressed and Suicidal Teenagers”.
“Rates of depression as well as suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury are surprisingly common among adolescents. Dr. Alec Miller will describe treatments that exist for them in clinical and school settings.”
This webinar series is intended for the general public. Details HERE.

When a life starts to unravel, where do you turn for help?

Melissa Klump began to slip in the eighth grade. She couldn’t focus in class,
and in a moment of despair she swallowed 60 ibuprofen tablets. She was
smart, pretty and ill: depression, attention deficit disorder, obsessivecompulsive
disorder, either bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder.

In her 20s, after a more serious suicide attempt, her parents sent her to a
residential psychiatric treatment center, and from there to another. It was
the treatment of last resort. When she was discharged from the second center
last August after slapping another resident, her mother, Elisa Klump,
was beside herself.

Read the rest of the article here.

Psychiatric, Psychological & Emotional Aspects of Thyroid Disease

It’s Not all in your Head !

It’s a common scenario for hypothyroid patients, especially when you are undiagnosed due to your doctor’s over-reliance on a faulty TSH range, or treated with thyroxine T4-only medications: You go to the doctor; you complain about your depression, or your anxiety, or your emotional swings, or your inability to concentrate…and onto your doctor’s favorite antidepressant, anti-anxiety, lithium, or bi-polar med you go — beginning with the freebies on the shelf from is friendly and suited pharmaceutical rep. Sound familiar??

See Chapter 10 titled Join the YaYa Hypohood Psychiatrists Club in the revised STTM book for even more detail.

Read the rest of the article HERE.