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The Importance of Social Workers in Behavioral Health

The Importance of Social Workers in Behavioral Health

March 2017 marks the celebration of National Social Workers Month.  This year’s theme is “Social Workers Stand Up” in honor of the over one half million social workers who provide services across the country. The idea behind this campaign, on behalf of the National Association of Social

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When Should Psychiatric Medicines be Considered?

When Should Psychiatric Medicines be Considered?

In some cases, counseling and group therapy simply aren’t enough. Medications may be used in the treatment of mental disorders, and the study of their use is called psychopharmacology. There’s a lot to it; according to the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology, the field involves both what

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Falls May Be Linked to Dementia

Falls May Be Linked to Dementia

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries. It’s more than mere inconvenience; one in five falls causes serious harm, such as a head injury or broken bone. But there’s one more thing that

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Cyndi Fritz, RN, Named Clinical Liaison at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Dayton

Cyndi Fritz, RN, Named Clinical Liaison at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Dayton

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Dayton is pleased to announce the addition Cyndi Fritz, RN, as Clinical Liaison.  In this role, she is responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with referring agencies and completing clinical assessments and in-service training. Most recently, Fritz was the Director of Assisted Living

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Therapy Options for Behavioral Health Patients

Therapy Options for Behavioral Health Patients

According to several studies, therapy options for behavioral health patients may play a stronger, more preventative role in the development of disorders in older adults than otherwise recognized.  Typically, the same behavioral health patients, especially those who are older, would have significantly more symptoms or would be

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Borderline Personality Disorder Treatments Can Manage the Symptoms

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatments Can Manage the Symptoms

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have difficulty regulating emotions. They may have severe mood swings, act impulsively and have difficult personal relationships. They can struggle with abandonment—real or perceived—and take dramatic steps to avoid such situations. Recent research has shown that men may be affected just

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Alzheimer’s vs Dementia: What’s the Difference

Alzheimer’s vs Dementia: What’s the Difference

Sometimes, the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” are thrown around interchangeably. But there are distinct differences. Dementia is an umbrella term. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia. So Alzheimer’s is dementia, but not all dementia is Alzheimer’s To get more technical, dementia is a syndrome, not a disease.

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Normal or Not? Discerning the Difference between Aging and Illness

Normal or Not? Discerning the Difference between Aging and Illness

Slowing down, losing strength and gaining a few white hairs and wrinkles are all a normal part of the aging process. But there are symptoms some experience that shouldn’t be taken for granted. During the senior years, it’s essential to know the difference between what’s “normal”—and what’s

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Lewy Body Dementia in Adults

Lewy Body Dementia in Adults

What is Lewy Body Dementia? Dementia is a general term for memory loss, as well as any issues with memory that affect the normal course of daily life. Dementia is a result of physical changes within the brain. Lewy Bodies is the name of the type of

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Helping Those Prone to Wander

Helping Those Prone to Wander

Amid the numerous challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, wandering is one of the most disconcerting. When loss of memory and confusion set in, those with Alzheimer’s may find themselves lost and unable to find or receive help, even if the surroundings were formerly familiar. Perhaps most disturbing of

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