Kids Of Parents With Substance Use Disorder Could Need Years Of Therapy

BOSTON (CBS) — They are the youngest victims of the nation’s drug crisis: children of parents with substance abuse disorders. They become more susceptible to long-term behavioral and mental health issues. Twelve-year-old Annie Bourassa from Gloucester is just one example of what the impact can be. But she is also an example of how treatment can help some children heal. Annie Bourassa (WBZ-TV) Annie has come a long way since Marc and Phyllis-Ann welcomed her into their lives. At just three years old, she was removed from the care of her biological mother over alleged substance abuse and neglect. The toll has been profound. “At first, she was hitting and lashing out verbally, and yelling, and screaming,” recalls her mom. Annie is living with reactive attachment disorder, a serious condition known as RAD, stemming from the severe neglect she suffered before she was adopted. Children with the condition find it difficult to build healthy relationships and attachments with new caregivers, even when they’re showered with love. “When you consider the trauma, and you consider what she went through,” says her dad, “It’s not something that’s going to go away in any brief period of time.” Marc and Phyllis-Ann Bourassa (WBZ-TV) Annie received years of treatment at Bridgewell, a Massachusetts non-profit organization where Dr. Jackie Devine is a psychologist. Devine says RAD often presents as extreme behavioral issues and she...
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Wei Li1†, Wei-Min Xiao1†, Yang-Kun Chen1*, Jian-Feng Qu1, Yong-Lin Liu1, Xue-Wen Fang2, Han-Yu Weng1 and Gen-Pei Luo11Department of Neurology, Dongguan People’s Hospital, Dongguan, China2Department of Radiology, Dongguan People’s Hospital, Dongguan, ChinaBackground: Anxiety is prevalent after a stroke. The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of poststroke anxiety (PSA) remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and neuroimaging risk factors for development of PSA and examine the effects of PSA on activities of daily living (ADL) and quality of life (...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Dominic Oliver1,2, Joaquim Radua1,3,4, Abraham Reichenberg5,6,7,8, Rudolf Uher9 and Paolo Fusar-Poli1,2,10,11* 1Early Psychosis: Interventions and Clinical Detection (EPIC) Lab, Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, United Kingdom 2OASIS Service, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom 3Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), CIBERSAM, Barcelona, Spain 4Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Centre for Psychiatry Research, Karolinska Institutet, Stockh...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: CBT, psychosocial intervention, supportive counseling, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and other psychological interventions can be recommended for clinical practice. More studies are needed, especially for non-CBT interventions and for all psychotherapies on negative symptoms.IntroductionSchizophrenia affects approximately 1% of the population, usually starting in adolescence or young adulthood, frequently leading to persistent disability, with a high risk of suicide (8%). Despite the advance in antipsychotics treatment, approximately 30% of patients with schizophrenia show a poor response or no response to anti...
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Conclusions: Our results do not support investment in a large-scale trial in England at this time.Trial registration: UK CRN Portfolio database, Trial ID: ISRCTN19689576.Trial funding: National Institute of Health Research (RP-PG-0707-10093).IntroductionIn England, one third of working-age adults with severe mental health problems (around 60,000 people) reside in supported accommodation provided by health and social services and housing associations (1, 2). These services have been categorised into three main types (3): residential care homes (offering high levels of longer-term support, 24 h a day to individuals with high...
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Conclusions: The primary results from earlier meta-analyses were supported: case management is more effective than TAU conditions for improving outcomes, but this effect is significantly larger for treatment-related tasks than for personal functioning outcomes. Case management can be an important supplement to available services for improving linkage and retention, although further research is needed to assess its potential for supporting recovery from a longitudinal perspective. Introduction Rationale Substance use disorders (SUD) are associated with a wide range of consequences, including adverse health, social ...
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Conclusion The willingness of young males to engage in dangerous situations might be adaptive in terms of fitness maximization. Nonetheless, for some individuals this intense sexual competition can be detrimental to health. The correspondence between the age distribution of the reproductively most active population and those suffering sTBI only partially supports the evolutionary hypothesis about risk-taking behavior. The prevalence of higher external mortality rates of young males, on the other hand, was not present in our data at all, nor did we find any support for the assumption that sTBI acquired from riskier behavio...
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Jinme Park1, Thomas Elbert1*, Seog Ju Kim2 and Jinah Park31Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany2Department of Psychiatry, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea3Department of Counseling, Kyonggy University, Suwon, South KoreaRefugees are exposed to multiple traumatic and stressful events and thereby are at higher risk for developing a variety of psychological sequelae including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the relation of PTSD to other mental health conditions has not been fully revealed in refugee populations. The present stud...
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Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Poster Number: NR - 16 Source Type: research
Discussion Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic, recurrent, affective disorder with fluctuations in energy and mood. “Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depressive illness, is a severe chronic mood disorder characterized by episodes [note not just one instance] of mania, hypomania, and alternating or intertwining episodes of depression.” Affective disorders are classified based on their severity and extent, from unipolar to BDII to BDI. “Individuals with unipolar disorder present with depressive episodes only, and those with bipolar II or I disorder show increasingly pronounced episodes of mood ele...
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