Webinar Presenters. Joanne Bowsman Director of Development Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Webinar Presenters. Joanne Bowsman Director of Development Epilepsy Foundation of Florida"

Transcription

1

2 Webinar Presenters Joanne Bowsman Director of Development Epilepsy Foundation of Florida Judith Siskind, Ph.D. Staff Psychologist Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

3 Epilepsy Foundation of Florida The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3), and serves as the lead advocate and premier source of information for people with epilepsy in Florida. The EFOF provides numerous services to individuals and their families, regardless of financial situation, including: advocacy and counseling, education and prevention, medical and neuropsychological services, referral and support, and much more.

4 Webinar Overview Epilepsy and its psychological aspects, on a continuum Minimal problems..seizure Severity and Control, AED side effects.. Severe problems Minimal problems.anxiety, Severity and Frequency.Severe problems Minimal problems.depression, Severity and Duration...Severe problems Minimal problems Memory (also Attention and Concentration)..Severe problems Minimal problems Social interactions, social and emotional support.....severe problems Minimal problems Employment (finding, retaining) and Financial Security.... Severe problems Minimal problems..sense of personal identity, quality of life.severe problems

5 PART I: EPILEPSY & MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES

6 Part I: Epilepsy & Mental Health Challenges ANXIETY: a very common experience for those with epilepsy. Learned fear from seizure experience (injury, embarrassment, loss of control) Fear of the stigma associated with epilepsy (often a learned fear from the ignorant reactions of others) Fear of loss of job (issue of whether and when to disclose epilepsy to employers) Fear of loss of romantic relationship and friendships (disclosure issues)

7 Part I: Epilepsy & Mental Health Challenges (continued) ANXIETY: a very common experience for those with epilepsy. Fear of being unable to achieve educational and career goals because of seizures and related cognitive problems The need to avoid letting anxiety generalize: thought catching and systematically overriding impulse to stay isolated in order to remain safe Exercises to reduce anxiety: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization, meditation

8 Part I: Epilepsy & Mental Health Challenges DEPRESSION: also comes with the territory of the typical epilepsy experience. Loss of former freedom, independence, and certain skills: self-image Loss of mobility and funds to pursue meaningful and enjoyable activities Side effects of epilepsy medications (to varying extents) Changes in relationships within the family and sometimes with friends (overprotection, feeling of being a burden)

9 Part I: Epilepsy & Mental Health Challenges (continued) DEPRESSION: also comes with the territory of the typical epilepsy experience. Cognitive problems, especially with memory Possible loss of employment or academic standing Symptoms of dysthymia (chronic depressed mood: sadness, loss of energy and interest, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, sense of hopelessness and worthlessness) Treatments (therapy, medication, social support, self-help exercises)

10 Part I: Epilepsy & Mental Health Challenges Relaxation exercises: University of New Hampshire Health Services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pysuvrnzfxe Joanne D'Amico, an RN who provides guided imagery, meditation, relaxation, and stress relief techniques: https://www.youtube.com/channel/ucowpx-i3dagwf4whit5trwq Progressive muscle relaxation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siscoclqz- E&feature=iv&src_vid=86HUcX8ZtAk&annotation_id=annotation_ Guided imagery of ocean escape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar_w4jszolm Guided imagery with Dr. Harry Henshaw (Miami): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bllbmwmvto If you d like more detailed information/instructions about these exercises sent to you by , please

11 PART II: COGNITIVE CHALLENGES OF EPILEPSY

12 Part II: Cognitive Challenges of Epilepsy Memory-related problems prevalent (especially associated with partial onset seizure disorder): the role of the hippocampus, which stores and transfers recent memories, and its location in the temporal lobes Concentration problems related to memory difficulties ADHD, especially in children Processing speed difficulties: relationship to multi-tasking in employment

13 Part II: Cognitive Challenges of Epilepsy Frequent need for accommodations in school and, as possible, at work: time extensions, use of reminders in modality of one s relative memory strength (spoken vs. visual reminders) The federal laws protecting the rights of disabled students of all ages: Section 504 and development of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) Important to note: basic intelligence is typically unchanged

14 Part II: Cognitive Challenges of Epilepsy Strategies for improving memory skills: Physical exercise (walking, etc.; also helps alleviate depression) Active attention (vs. passive) Avoiding distractions while receiving information to be recalled Rehearsal of procedures or steps (helps memory encoding) Elaboration: involving more detail and information from more senses in the memory Association of new material with known material, visual or auditory links

15 PART III: EPILEPSY & DISABILITY APPLICATIONS

16 Part III: Epilepsy & Disability Applications It is not necessary to have frequent seizures to be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration MEMORY PROBLEMS, documented through standardized testing, are the most frequent basis for successful disability applications/ appeals on the part of those with epilepsy whose seizures are reasonably well controlled DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY are also bases for disability associated with epilepsy, but are taken more into consideration if there is psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of these conditions It is possible both to appeal and to reapply for benefits after having been turned down for disability benefits. It is advisable to have a disability attorney help with the appeal process; a legitimate disability attorney will not charge any fee if the appeal is not successful and will receive his/her percentage of the initial (retroactive) check from the Social Security Administration itself.

17 PART IV: EPILEPSY & NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES (NES or PNES)

18 Part IV: Epilepsy & Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES or PNES) Some seizures are not caused by abnormal brain wave patterns at the time of their occurrence and are thus called Non-Epileptic Seizures They are not fake seizures, but seizures with a different origin and somewhat different manifestation; they can still be dangerous These seizures do not respond to epilepsy medications designed to calm brain wave activity. They are treated through psychological and psychiatric therapies. Many people with NES have a history of psychological trauma (especially sexual or physical abuse in childhood, but also being bullied, injured in accidents, or traumatized in other ways; some have PTSD)

19 Part IV: Epilepsy & Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES or PNES) The seizures appear to be a dissociative disorder in which emotion is converted into physical expression without the individual being conscious of this occurring Many people with NES, also called PNES for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, have epileptic seizures, too; thus, it may not be an either/or diagnosis for some patients Telemetry (extended EEG monitoring, usually in a hospital) is used to study the extent of brain wave changes during seizure activity observed through external manifestation PNES, as well as neurologically-produced seizures, are a form of disability and should not be considered as less valid or debilitating a disorder

20 Want to reach the EFOF? Call or call your local office Miami, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Treasure Coast, Daytona, Gainesville, Pensacola Visit efof.org facebook.com/epilepsyfla twitter.com/efof instagram.com/epilepsyfla linkedin.com/company/epilepsyfoundation-of-florida

21 Thank you!

Non-epileptic seizures

Non-epileptic seizures Non-epileptic seizures a short guide for patients and families Information for patients Department of Neurology Royal Hallamshire Hospital What are non-epileptic seizures? In a seizure people lose control

More information

Emotional Issues after Childhood Cancer

Emotional Issues after Childhood Cancer Emotional Issues after Childhood Cancer THE CANCER EXPERIENCE Diagnosis and Treatment Diagnosis and treatment are difficult times for children with cancer and their families. During diagnosis, children

More information

What are Non-Epileptic Seizures?

What are Non-Epileptic Seizures? What are Non-Epileptic Seizures? What Is A Seizure? Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center, established in 1978, is a national and international pacesetter in the treatment of

More information

EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL CONSEQUENCES OF HEAD INJURY

EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL CONSEQUENCES OF HEAD INJURY Traumatic brain injury EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL CONSEQUENCES OF HEAD INJURY Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common neurological condition that can have significant emotional and cognitive consequences.

More information

WHAT IS PTSD? A HANDOUT FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD BY JESSICA HAMBLEN, PHD

WHAT IS PTSD? A HANDOUT FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD BY JESSICA HAMBLEN, PHD WHAT IS PTSD? A HANDOUT FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD BY JESSICA HAMBLEN, PHD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a

More information

Patricia Beldotti, Psy.D. Email: drbeldotti@aol.com Tel: 520-404-7553 Web: www.drbeldotti.com

Patricia Beldotti, Psy.D. Email: drbeldotti@aol.com Tel: 520-404-7553 Web: www.drbeldotti.com Patricia Beldotti, Psy.D. Email: drbeldotti@aol.com Tel: 520-404-7553 Web: www.drbeldotti.com Assessment Costs I understand that assessment needs differ and that these assessments can be costly, especially

More information

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for dissociative (non-epileptic) seizures

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for dissociative (non-epileptic) seizures Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for dissociative (non-epileptic) seizures This listing of competences assumes that practitioners are familiar with, and able to deploy, a range of generic CBT techniques.

More information

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD. Dr. Edna B. Foa

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD. Dr. Edna B. Foa Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD Presented by Dr. Edna B. Foa Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety University of Pennsylvania Ref # 3 Diagnosis of PTSD Definition of a Trauma The person has

More information

A Sierra Tucson Publication. An Introduction to Mood Disorders & Treatment Options

A Sierra Tucson Publication. An Introduction to Mood Disorders & Treatment Options A Sierra Tucson Publication An Introduction to Mood Disorders & Treatment Options 0 Introduction The term mood disorder refers to a category that includes the following mental health issues: Anxiety Disorders

More information

Accommodations STUDENTS WITH DISABILTITES SERVICES

Accommodations STUDENTS WITH DISABILTITES SERVICES Accommodations Otis College of Art and Design is committed to providing equality of education opportunity to all students. To assist in increasing the student s learning outcome, Students with Disabilities

More information

FACT SHEET. What is Trauma? TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE FOR WORKING WITH HOMELESS VETERANS

FACT SHEET. What is Trauma? TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE FOR WORKING WITH HOMELESS VETERANS FACT SHEET TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE FOR WORKING WITH HOMELESS VETERANS According to SAMHSA 1, trauma-informed care includes having a basic understanding of how trauma affects the life of individuals seeking

More information

Fact Sheet: POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Fact Sheet: POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER Fact Sheet: POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER What is post traumatic stress disorder? Frightening and overwhelming traumatic experiences can have a strong impact on your mind and emotions, especially if they

More information

Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Problems

Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Problems Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Problems The relation between substance use and trauma Research demonstrates a strong link between exposure to traumatic events and substance use problems. Many people

More information

Attention, memory and learning and acquired brain injury. Vicki Anderson. Jamie M. Attention & learning: an information processing model

Attention, memory and learning and acquired brain injury. Vicki Anderson. Jamie M. Attention & learning: an information processing model Attention, memory and learning and acquired brain injury Vicki Anderson Jamie M. Childhood acquired amnesia Attention & learning: an information processing model MANAGEMENT Organising, problem solving

More information

Chris Bedford, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory

Chris Bedford, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory Chris Bedford, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory WHO AM I? WHAT DO I DO? Psychologist at the Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory CALM Work with children, adolescents,

More information

Traumatic Stress. and Substance Use Problems

Traumatic Stress. and Substance Use Problems Traumatic Stress and Substance Use Problems The relation between substance use and trauma Research demonstrates a strong link between exposure to traumatic events and substance use problems. Many people

More information

Dispelling the Myths about Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

Dispelling the Myths about Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Dispelling the Myths about Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Fact and Fiction 1 Introduction 2 Learning Objectives Learning Goal: To dispel the myths about Veterans with PTSD By the

More information

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD Introduction Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a common disorder in which a person experiences disabling anxiety after a traumatic event. People with PTSD

More information

Martha T Hinson, M.Ed. Licensed Professional Counselor National Board Certified Counselor

Martha T Hinson, M.Ed. Licensed Professional Counselor National Board Certified Counselor Martha T Hinson, M.Ed. Licensed Professional Counselor National Board Certified Counselor General uneasiness to panic attacks and phobias Excessive fears and worries, feelings of restlessness Continual

More information

Common Names for Disorder: Seizure Disorder

Common Names for Disorder: Seizure Disorder Common Names for Disorder: Seizure Disorder Causes/Etiology: Research suggests that genetic abnormalities contribute significantly to epilepsy Head injuries are responsible for many cases Stroke and other

More information

THE CAUSES OF DRUG ADDICTION

THE CAUSES OF DRUG ADDICTION 1 Statistical facts associated with addiction and substance abuse are concerning, but many men and women choose to ignore the dangers. By understanding the main causes of addiction to drugs, it is possible

More information

PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES AND HIV/AIDS. TIHAN Training for Care & Support Volunteers

PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES AND HIV/AIDS. TIHAN Training for Care & Support Volunteers PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES AND HIV/AIDS TIHAN Training for Care & Support Volunteers WHAT IS PSYCHOSOCIAL? Psychology + Sociology Psychosocial development is how a person's mind, emotions, and maturity level

More information

Alcohol and Drug Use Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Patient Information Booklet. Talis Consulting Limited

Alcohol and Drug Use Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Patient Information Booklet. Talis Consulting Limited Alcohol and Drug Use Following Traumatic Brain Injury Patient Information Booklet Talis Consulting Limited Why does Alcohol and Drug Use Matter after a Head Injury? Alcohol and drugs affect our behaviour,

More information

Psychological reaction to brain tumour. Dr Orazio Giuffrida Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Psychological reaction to brain tumour. Dr Orazio Giuffrida Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist Psychological reaction to brain tumour Dr Orazio Giuffrida Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist Psychological Reaction To Brain Tumour Diagnosis A Key word to understand is Adjustment Adjustment refers

More information

Treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders in Children and Adolescents Treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders in Children and Adolescents Dr. Kasia Kozlowska Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist The Children s Hospital at Westmead, The University of Sydney, Brain Dynamics

More information

Understanding. Depression. The Road to Feeling Better Helping Yourself. Your Treatment Options A Note for Family Members

Understanding. Depression. The Road to Feeling Better Helping Yourself. Your Treatment Options A Note for Family Members TM Understanding Depression The Road to Feeling Better Helping Yourself Your Treatment Options A Note for Family Members Understanding Depression Depression is a biological illness. It affects more than

More information

Presently, there are no means of preventing bipolar disorder. However, there are ways of preventing future episodes: 1

Presently, there are no means of preventing bipolar disorder. However, there are ways of preventing future episodes: 1 What is bipolar disorder? There are two main types of bipolar illness: bipolar I and bipolar II. In bipolar I, the symptoms include at least one lifetime episode of mania a period of unusually elevated

More information

Coping With Stress and Anxiety

Coping With Stress and Anxiety Coping With Stress and Anxiety Stress and anxiety are the fight-and-flight instincts that are your body s way of responding to emergencies. An intruder crawling through your bedroom window in the dark

More information

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY QUESTIONNAIRE. (Please fill this out prior to your appointment and bring it with you.) Name: Date of appointment: Home address:

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY QUESTIONNAIRE. (Please fill this out prior to your appointment and bring it with you.) Name: Date of appointment: Home address: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY QUESTIONNAIRE (Please fill this out prior to your appointment and bring it with you.) Name: Date of appointment: Date of birth: Age: _ Home address: _ Home phone: Cell phone: Work phone:

More information

Impacting the Brain of the Traumatized Child Dave Ziegler, PhD

Impacting the Brain of the Traumatized Child Dave Ziegler, PhD Impacting the Brain of the Traumatized Child Dave Ziegler, PhD There is now sufficient information available from research on brain development and brain functioning, as well as the effects of trauma,

More information

Psychological treatments for Anxiety and Depression

Psychological treatments for Anxiety and Depression Psychological treatments for Anxiety and Depression Katy Grazebrook Clinical Lead, Greenwich Time To Talk Consultant Clinical Psychologist Wednesday 18 March 2015 Plan of the presentation Summary of NICE

More information

DSM-IV PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSES OF PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES

DSM-IV PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSES OF PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES DSM-IV PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSES OF PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES Robert C. Doss, Psy.D John R. Gates, M.D. This paper has been prepared specifically for: American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting Washington,

More information

Epilepsy in Children. Learning and School Performance

Epilepsy in Children. Learning and School Performance Epilepsy in Children Learning and School Performance About the Epilepsy Foundation The Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of the more than three million

More information

Supporting children in the aftermath of a crisis

Supporting children in the aftermath of a crisis Supporting children in the aftermath of a crisis David J. Schonfeld, MD Thelma and Jack Rubinstein Professor of Pediatrics Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement Division of Developmental

More information

BRIEF NOTES ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

BRIEF NOTES ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS BRIEF NOTES ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS The future of our country depends on the mental health and strength of our young people. However, many children have mental health problems

More information

CHAPTER 6 Diagnosing and Identifying the Need for Trauma Treatment

CHAPTER 6 Diagnosing and Identifying the Need for Trauma Treatment CHAPTER 6 Diagnosing and Identifying the Need for Trauma Treatment This chapter offers mental health professionals: information on diagnosing and identifying the need for trauma treatment guidance in determining

More information

Is There a Role for School Psychologists on College Campuses

Is There a Role for School Psychologists on College Campuses Is There a Role for School Psychologists on College Campuses JUDITH KAUFMAN, PH.D., ABPP FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY Where are they now? In a recent survey, less than 12% of colleges and universities

More information

Bipolar Disorder. When people with bipolar disorder feel very happy and "up," they are also much more active than usual. This is called mania.

Bipolar Disorder. When people with bipolar disorder feel very happy and up, they are also much more active than usual. This is called mania. Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder is a serious mental disorder. People who have bipolar disorder feel very happy and energized some days, and very sad and depressed on other days. Abnormal

More information

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Substance Misuse

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Substance Misuse Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Substance Misuse Produced and Presented by Dr Derek Lee Consultant Chartered Clinical Psychologist Famous Sufferers. Samuel Pepys following the Great Fire of London:..much

More information

Section Title THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON ADDICTION

Section Title THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON ADDICTION Section Title THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON ADDICTION 1 Section Title introduction Why do people become addicted to substances that are inherently bad for them? When you ask an addiction sufferer, they may

More information

Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Sue Parry, PhD NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Why does domestic violence (DV) have so many mental health effects? Put yourself in

More information

CPEP Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Examination

CPEP Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Examination CPEP Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Examination Please read each question carefully and click on the circle next to the correct answer. When you have finished all the questions, click the Submit button at

More information

MENTAL IMPAIRMENT RATING

MENTAL IMPAIRMENT RATING MENTAL IMPAIRMENT RATING Lev.II Curriculum Rev. 6/09 155 OBJECTIVES MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS 1. Identify the axes used in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders - DSM. 2. Understand

More information

IMPROVING YOUR EXPERIENCE

IMPROVING YOUR EXPERIENCE Comments trom the Aberdeen City Joint Futures Brain Injury Group The Aberdeen City Joint Futures Brain Injury Group is made up of representatives from health (acute services, rehabilitation and community),

More information

Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court

Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court Justice for Vets Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court Developed by: Justice for Vets Justice for Vets, 10 February 2015 The following presentation may not

More information

Contents. Overview Treatments Inpatient Services Day Programs The Clinic What are the Costs? How to Get Started How to Find Us

Contents. Overview Treatments Inpatient Services Day Programs The Clinic What are the Costs? How to Get Started How to Find Us Lakeside Clinic Contents Overview Treatments Inpatient Services Day Programs The Clinic What are the Costs? How to Get Started How to Find Us Overview At some point in their lives, as many as one-in-five

More information

Change Your Mind with. Neurofeedback. By Gerry Radano, LMSW, AIBT

Change Your Mind with. Neurofeedback. By Gerry Radano, LMSW, AIBT Change Your Mind with Neurofeedback By Gerry Radano, LMSW, AIBT Neurofeedback For thousands of years, people have used meditation and prayer to change the brain by training the mind. In the past 50 years,

More information

Epilepsy and Neuropsychology Dr. Sare Akdag, RPsych

Epilepsy and Neuropsychology Dr. Sare Akdag, RPsych Epilepsy and Neuropsychology Dr. Sare Akdag, RPsych Most people living with epilepsy do not experience serious problems with their thinking. However, there are aspects of thinking that can be affected

More information

Taking Care: Child and Youth Mental Health ANXIETY WHAT IS IT?

Taking Care: Child and Youth Mental Health ANXIETY WHAT IS IT? Taking Care: Child and Youth Mental Health ANXIETY WHAT IS IT? Open Learning Agency 2004 WHAT IS IT? Anxiety is a normal human feeling characterized by worry, nervousness and fear. Not only does anxiety

More information

Post traumatic Stress Associated with Cancer

Post traumatic Stress Associated with Cancer Post traumatic Stress Associated with Cancer BCCA Survivorship Forum June 8, 2016 Alan Bates, MD, PhD, FRCPC Provincial Practice Leader for Psychiatry BC Cancer Agency None Disclosures Acknowledgments

More information

USVH Disease of the Week #1: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

USVH Disease of the Week #1: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) USVH Disease of the Week #1: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Effects of Traumatic Experiences A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet By: Eve B. Carlson, Ph.D. and Josef Ruzek, Ph.D. When people find

More information

Depression in Children and Adolescents

Depression in Children and Adolescents PARENT SERIES University of Kansas, Clinical Child Psychology Program Parent Series Editor: Carolyn S. Schroeder, Ph.D., ABPP Depression in Children and Adolescents Jonathan L. Poquiz, M.A. and Andrew

More information

Office of Disability Support Service 0106 Shoemaker 301.314.7682 Fax: 301.405.0813 www.counseling.umd.edu/dss. A Guide to Services for Students with a

Office of Disability Support Service 0106 Shoemaker 301.314.7682 Fax: 301.405.0813 www.counseling.umd.edu/dss. A Guide to Services for Students with a Office of Disability Support Service 0106 Shoemaker 301.314.7682 Fax: 301.405.0813 www.counseling.umd.edu/dss A Guide to Services for Students with a Learning Disability (Revised 4.28.14) Do I Have A Learning

More information

Documentation Guidelines for ADD/ADHD

Documentation Guidelines for ADD/ADHD Documentation Guidelines for ADD/ADHD Hope College Academic Success Center This document was developed following the best practice recommendations for disability documentation as outlined by the Association

More information

Social Security Disability: Determination and Review Regarding TBI

Social Security Disability: Determination and Review Regarding TBI Social Security Disability: Determination and Review Regarding TBI Traumatic Brain Injury does not have a specific listing, as such, in the Social Security administration's impairment listing manual. However,

More information

Memory Rehabilitation in Early Dementia. Diana Golvers Clinical Psychologist Central Dementia Service

Memory Rehabilitation in Early Dementia. Diana Golvers Clinical Psychologist Central Dementia Service Memory Rehabilitation in Early Dementia Diana Golvers Clinical Psychologist Central Dementia Service Loss of Memory in AD Memory impairment earliest manifestation of AD and other dementias Major impact

More information

Policy for Documentation

Policy for Documentation Policy for Documentation act.org 2015 by ACT, Inc. All rights reserved. 3836 Introduction The ACT Policy for Documentation contains information individual examinees, professional diagnosticians, and qualified

More information

ADHD and School Failure

ADHD and School Failure ADHD and School Failure Your child isn t doing well in school. Actually, she/he s never done very well, but it s getting worse as schoolwork gets more challenging every year. What do you do? Here are some

More information

PFF DISEASE EDUCATION WEBINAR SERIES. Welcome!

PFF DISEASE EDUCATION WEBINAR SERIES. Welcome! PFF DISEASE EDUCATION WEBINAR SERIES Welcome! PFF DISEASE EDUCATION WEBINAR SERIES Presentation: Coping with Pulmonary Fibrosis: What About My Mental Health? Deborah A. Gillman PhD University of Pittsburgh

More information

DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT

DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT SOUTH COAST PRIVATE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM southcoastprivate.com.au Your care in our hands Depression is a real and treatable illness and you have as much right to ask for help as anyone with an obvious physical

More information

9/11Treatment Referral Program How to Get Care

9/11Treatment Referral Program How to Get Care 9/11Treatment Referral Program How to Get Care Health 9/11 Treatment Referral Program The 9/11 Treatment Referral Program was created to help enrollees and others find care for WTC-related health problems.

More information

Supporting Children s Mental Health Needs in the Aftermath of a Disaster: Pediatric Pearls

Supporting Children s Mental Health Needs in the Aftermath of a Disaster: Pediatric Pearls Supporting Children s Mental Health Needs in the Aftermath of a Disaster: Pediatric Pearls Satellite Conference and Live Webcast Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:30 7:00 p.m. Central Time Faculty David J. Schonfeld,

More information

Depression is a medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression can cause physical symptoms, too.

Depression is a medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression can cause physical symptoms, too. The Family Library DEPRESSION What is depression? Depression is a medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression can cause physical symptoms, too. Also called

More information

Toward a Multicultural Understanding of Mental Health

Toward a Multicultural Understanding of Mental Health Toward a Multicultural Understanding of Mental Health sue.johnston@mnchurches.org 612-203-03213 HEALTH BODY MIND EMOTIONS SPIRIT Well Cold Pneumonia Emphysema Healthy Under the weather Sick Seriously

More information

Symptoms, Treatment and Self-Help for PTSD

Symptoms, Treatment and Self-Help for PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms, Treatment and Self-Help for PTSD After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade

More information

Master of Arts in Psychology: Counseling Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology: Counseling Psychology Deanship of Graduate Studies King Saud University Master of Arts in Psychology: Counseling Psychology Department of Psychology College of Education Master of Arts in Psychology: Counseling Psychology 2007/2008

More information

What Brain Waves Do. The question is often asked, What do our brain waves do?

What Brain Waves Do. The question is often asked, What do our brain waves do? What Brain Waves Do The question is often asked, What do our brain waves do? The help answer that question, here is a summary that defines some of the purposes and functions of our brain waves. We each

More information

Coping with Grief and Loss After a Traumatic Event

Coping with Grief and Loss After a Traumatic Event Coping with Grief and Loss After a Traumatic Event Overview Coping with grief and loss following a traumatic event. In the days after a traumatic event In the weeks and months after a traumatic event When

More information

[KQ 804] FEBRUARY 2007 Sub. Code: 9105

[KQ 804] FEBRUARY 2007 Sub. Code: 9105 [KQ 804] FEBRUARY 2007 Sub. Code: 9105 (Revised Regulations) Theory : Two hours and forty minutes Q.P. Code: 419105 Maximum : 100 marks Theory : 80 marks M.C.Q. : Twenty minutes M.C.Q. : 20 marks 1. A

More information

PTSD, Opioid Dependence, and EMDR: Treatment Considerations for Chronic Pain Patients

PTSD, Opioid Dependence, and EMDR: Treatment Considerations for Chronic Pain Patients PTSD, Opioid Dependence, and EMDR: Treatment Considerations for Chronic Pain Patients W. Allen Hume, Ph.D.,C.D.P. Licensed Psychologist www.drallenhume.com October 2, 2007 COD client with PTSD seeking

More information

Service Overview. and Pricing Guide

Service Overview. and Pricing Guide Service Overview and Pricing Guide Millard Health s Service Overview and Pricing Guide Millard Health provides rehabilitation services for both work-related and non-work-related injuries. The rehabilitation

More information

Dual Diagnosis. Location: VA Boston Healthcare System, Brockton Campus

Dual Diagnosis. Location: VA Boston Healthcare System, Brockton Campus Track Director: Justin Enggasser, Ph.D. Psychology Service (116B) 940 Belmont Street Brockton, MA 02301 Telephone: (774) 826-1380 Email: justin.enggasser@va.gov Dual Diagnosis Location: VA Boston Healthcare

More information

1695 N.W. 9th Avenue, Suite 3302H Miami, FL. 33136. Days and Hours: Monday Friday 8:30a.m. 6:00p.m. (305) 355 9028 (JMH, Downtown)

1695 N.W. 9th Avenue, Suite 3302H Miami, FL. 33136. Days and Hours: Monday Friday 8:30a.m. 6:00p.m. (305) 355 9028 (JMH, Downtown) UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, LEONARD M. MILLER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY UHEALTH PSYCHIATRY AT MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITAL CENTER 1695 N.W. 9th Avenue, Suite 3302H Miami, FL. 33136 Days and Hours:

More information

Private Practice Directory Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island

Private Practice Directory Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island Private Practice Directory Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island Dr. Christine Beck, Psychologist PEIPRB Registration #: 040 Telephone: (902) 367-4446 Email: drchristinebeck@gmail.com Office

More information

The impact of a brain tumour diagnosis for patients & family: Coping and adjustment

The impact of a brain tumour diagnosis for patients & family: Coping and adjustment The impact of a brain tumour diagnosis for patients & family: Coping and adjustment Carolyn Howard Senior Clinical Psychologist Cancer Services Northern Sydney Local Health District Adjustment to a diagnosis

More information

Memory, Behaviour, Emotional and Personality Changes after a Brain Injury

Memory, Behaviour, Emotional and Personality Changes after a Brain Injury Memory, Behaviour, Emotional and Personality Changes after a Brain Injury The consequences of a brain injury on any individual, family or relationship are far reaching. A brain injury not only impacts

More information

Effective Services for People Living with Brain Injury

Effective Services for People Living with Brain Injury Effective Services for People Living with Brain Injury Jean Capler, MSW, LCSW Local Support Network Leader The Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Resource Facilitation Plan for Today Brain Injury 101 Challenges

More information

Transitioning and Grief. Royal Ottawa Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic

Transitioning and Grief. Royal Ottawa Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic Transitioning and Grief Royal Ottawa Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic Overview Introduction to Ottawa OSI Clinic The Importance of Transitioning Overview of Transitions Encountered Transitions and

More information

Minimize Your Risk: Mental Stress And The WSIB

Minimize Your Risk: Mental Stress And The WSIB Minimize Your Risk: Mental Stress And The WSIB By Joseph Cohen-Lyons and Samantha C. Seabrook Mental health in the workplace has been the focus of both employer and legislative interest in recent years.

More information

SLEEP DISTURBANCE AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

SLEEP DISTURBANCE AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS E-Resource December, 2013 SLEEP DISTURBANCE AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS Between 10-18% of adults in the general population and up to 50% of adults in the primary care setting have difficulty sleeping. Sleep

More information

Traumatic Stress with Alcohol and/or Drug Addiction

Traumatic Stress with Alcohol and/or Drug Addiction Traumatic Stress with Alcohol and/or Drug Addiction information for individuals and families Eastern Trauma Advisory Panel What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? How people react to a traumatic

More information

Psychology Externship Program

Psychology Externship Program Psychology Externship Program The Washington VA Medical Center (VAMC) is a state-of-the-art facility located in Washington, D.C., N.W., and is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of

More information

Your guide to. anxiety treatment. after a motor vehicle accident

Your guide to. anxiety treatment. after a motor vehicle accident Your guide to anxiety treatment after a motor vehicle accident November 2003 ISBN 1 876958 16 2 Published by the Motor Accidents Authority of NSW Level 22, 580 George Street, Sydney 2000 Phone: 1300 137

More information

Asthma, anxiety & depression

Asthma, anxiety & depression Anxiety and are common in people with asthma. The good news is that there are effective treatments both for asthma and for anxiety and. With careful management, the symptoms of anxiety and can be treated

More information

Mental Health and Older Adults

Mental Health and Older Adults Mental Health and Older Adults Working effectively with clients who have a mental illness. Kathleen Renfree, LCPC What is Mental Health? Mental Health is the successful performance of mental function,

More information

Dr. Elizabeth Gruber Dr. Dawn Moeller. California University of PA. ACCA Conference 2012

Dr. Elizabeth Gruber Dr. Dawn Moeller. California University of PA. ACCA Conference 2012 Dr. Elizabeth Gruber Dr. Dawn Moeller California University of PA ACCA Conference 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rpisdwsotu Dissociative Identity Disorder- case presentation Diagnostic criteria Recognize

More information

Vasculitis Related Anxiety Factsheet

Vasculitis Related Anxiety Factsheet Vasculitis Related Anxiety Factsheet Getting diagnosed with a life-changing condition like vasculitis is understandably stressful. The uncertainty and lack of control that vasculitis can present may lead

More information

Who We Serve Adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Who We Serve Adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. We Serve Adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. We Do Provide a comprehensive individually tailored group treatment program in

More information

Take Care of Yourself: Identifying and Responding to Caregiver Compassion Fatigue. February 18, 2015 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Take Care of Yourself: Identifying and Responding to Caregiver Compassion Fatigue. February 18, 2015 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET Take Care of Yourself: Identifying and Responding to Caregiver Compassion Fatigue February 18, 2015 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET Moderator Pam Clark Program Associate National Center for Youth in Custody Webinar

More information

Request Forms and Guidelines for ASE Certification Testing Accommodations under ADA

Request Forms and Guidelines for ASE Certification Testing Accommodations under ADA Request Forms and Guidelines for ASE Certification Testing Accommodations under ADA Section A Introduction ASE provides testing accommodations, under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act

More information

ESSENCE-DAG 1 "Vad säger forskningen?" ESSENCE och epilepsi

ESSENCE-DAG 1 Vad säger forskningen? ESSENCE och epilepsi ESSENCE-DAG 1 "Vad säger forskningen?" ESSENCE och epilepsi Colin Reilly, Psykolog What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy (or the epilepsies) Two or more unprovoked epileptic seizures. 1 in 26 people will develop

More information

Handout: Risk. Predisposing factors in children include: Genetic Influences

Handout: Risk. Predisposing factors in children include: Genetic Influences Handout: Risk The more risk factors to which a child is exposed the greater their vulnerability to mental health problems. Risk does not cause mental health problems but it is cumulative and does predispose

More information

Electrographic Seizures vs Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events. Louann Carnahan, DO

Electrographic Seizures vs Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events. Louann Carnahan, DO Electrographic Seizures vs Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events Louann Carnahan, DO Objectives Definitions Causes Distinguishing features Treatment Cases (time permitting) Definitions Electrographic seizure

More information

Can You Help My Nightmares? Palliating Symptoms of Hospital Induced Stress Disorders

Can You Help My Nightmares? Palliating Symptoms of Hospital Induced Stress Disorders Can You Help My Nightmares? Palliating Symptoms of Hospital Induced Stress Disorders Brooke Kaney, MSW, LICSW Clinical Social Work Fellow Palliative Care Program University of Minnesota Medical Center

More information

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS 2 MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS Just as we can develop problems with our physical health, mental health problems will be experienced by many of us over the course of our lives. Mental health problems range from

More information

Children s Community Health Plan INTENSIVE IN-HOME MENTAL HEALTH / SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES ASSESSMENT AND RECOVERY / TREATMENT PLAN ATTACHMENT

Children s Community Health Plan INTENSIVE IN-HOME MENTAL HEALTH / SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES ASSESSMENT AND RECOVERY / TREATMENT PLAN ATTACHMENT Children s Community Health Plan INTENSIVE IN-HOME MENTAL HEALTH / SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES ASSESSMENT AND RECOVERY / TREATMENT PLAN ATTACHMENT Please fax with CCHP prior authorization form to 608-252-0853

More information

Working Together for Better Mental Health

Working Together for Better Mental Health Working Together for Better Mental Health One in five Australian adults experience some form of mental illness each year. It can affect people of all ages and from all walks of life. The causes may be

More information

Expert Witness Services for Personal Injury Lawyers

Expert Witness Services for Personal Injury Lawyers Advanced Assessments Ltd Expert witnesses and Psychologists A Member of the Strategic Enterprise Group 180 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HP T: 0845 130 5717 Expert Witness Services for Personal Injury Lawyers

More information

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Mother love in infancy and childhood is as important for mental health as are vitamins and proteins for physical health ~ John Bowlby YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME The Spectrum

More information