Mental Health Week, May 4-10, 2015

It’s Mental Health Week, find ways to get involved by clicking HERE.

#MHW2015 and #GetLoud

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Mobile Mental Health Apps: Rebooting Clinical Practice?

20121108-NOKIA-PHONE-010editWith the rising number of smart phone users, there is a growing interest in mental health apps. While there is immense potential associated with these apps, users should be aware and cautious of their current limitations. Read more about this issue HERE.

 

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Free Webinar: Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder (March 18, 2015)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder
March 18, 2015
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)

Kiara Timpano, PhD

Kiara Timpano, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Program for Anxiety, Stress & OCD
Department of Psychology
University of Miami

Dr. Timpano will address hoarding disorder and its treatment.

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value. The behavior usually has deleterious effects—emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal—for a hoarder and family members.

Webinar format: A live 45-minute presentation, followed by a brief Q&A session.

There are no fees. ADAA does not offer continung education credits for this webinar series.

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A New Resource for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) has put together a page for BDD sufferers including information about the disorder, associated treatment and resources to find help. Click HERE to visit this page.

 

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10 Mobile Apps That Deliver Advice and Therapy

Following a list of mobile apps, Dr. Van Ameringen comments on the need for regulating mental health apps in this Scientific American article. To see apps rated by mental health professionals involved in the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), click HERE.

 

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Free Online ADHD Screening Tool

Take the Online ADHD Screening Test – the ASRS

Complete the online ADHD Screening Test by clicking the link below, the screening test opens in a new window.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SCREENING TEST

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Free Webinar, Getting Ready: How to Help Your Child Overcome School Refusal or School Phobia (August 6, 2014)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Getting Ready: How to Help Your Child Overcome School Refusal or School Phobia 
August 6, 2014
7:00 pm EST / 6:00pm CST / 5:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm PST

Anne Marie AlbanoAnne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Albano will address what you need to know about your child’s refusal to go to school and how to find the appropriate effective help.

Format: A live interview, followed by a Q&A session.

Sign Up: Send an e-mail for the login details; type “School Refusal” in the subject line and include your first and last name.

  • Please send your request by 5:00 pm ET August 6. Sorry, but we cannot respond after that time.
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Free Webinar: Anxiety, Top Ten Reasons Why You Don’t Get Better (July 2, 2014)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Anxiety: Top Ten Reasons Why You Don’t Get Better 
July 2, 2014
7:00 pm EST / 6:00pm CST / 5:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm PST

Sally Winston, PsyD

Sally Winston, PsyD
Co-Director, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute
of Maryland
 Towson, Maryland

Co-Author, What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders: Key Concepts, Insights and Interventions

Dr. Winston will address why your anxiety is not going away, from “You think there is nothing you can do.” to “You are actually trying too hard.” and eight other reasons in between. She’ll describe why you can get better.

Format: A live interview, followed by a Q&A session.

Sign Up: Send an e-mail for the login details; type “Top 10” in the subject line and include your first and last name.

  • Please send your request by 5:00 pm ET July 2. Sorry, but we cannot respond after that time.
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Free Webinar: Big Changes in Diagnostic Categories: What Does It Mean for Me? (June 4, 2014)

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Big Changes in Diagnostic Categories: What Does It Mean for Me?
June 4, 2014
7:00 pm EST / 6:00pm CST / 5:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm PST

Katharine Phillips, MD

Katharine Phillips, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry
Director, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island

Chair, DSM-5 Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum,
Post-Traumatic, and Dissociative Disorders Work Group
Member, DSM-5 Task Force

Dr. Phillips will address what you need to know about the latest changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health providers in the United States. She will focus on anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.

Sample questions: What do the changes mean for me? Will they change my treatment and  insurance coverage? Do I have a new disorder?

Format: A live interview, followed by a Q&A session.

Sign Up: Send an e-mail for the login details; type “Diagnostic” in the subject line and include your first and last name.

  • Please send your request by 5:00 pm ET June 4. Sorry, but we cannot respond after that time.

 

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Internet Use Survey

Internet Use Survey

 Are you addicted to the Internet?  Find out if your time online is negatively affecting  your life, take the test HERE.

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