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October 22, 2020

Racial Disparities in ADHD

  • ADHD, Patients and Families, Specific Learning Disorder

Two recent reports highlight racial disparities in the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses. A meta-analysis published online in JAMA Psychiatry in September found that Black individuals are at higher risk of ADHD diagnosis than the general population, a finding that “challenges generally accepted statements that Black individuals have a lower prevalence of ADHD compared with others,” the authors note.

March 24, 2020

Online Support for People with Mental Health Conditions

  • Addiction, Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, Schizophrenia, Specific Learning Disorder

While these unprecedented times are stressful for everyone, people with mental health conditions may face particular challenges. Many organizations offer ways to connect and find support online or by phone for general mental health and for specific conditions.

December 16, 2019

How Common are Mental Health Disorders Among Children and Teens?

  • By APA
  • ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Conduct Disorders, Depression, OCD, Patients and Families, Specific Learning Disorder

An estimated 15% of children and adolescents will be diagnosed with a mental disorder before age 18, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry last month.

March 15, 2019

Helping Children Through Play

  • By APA
  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, PTSD, Specific Learning Disorder

Play is natural and fun for children and an important part of learning and development. Play therapy is a therapy used by licensed mental health professionals to help children to better express their thoughts and emotions and to address a variety of problems. When children are unable to put into words their feelings or concerns, play can help them express themselves and learn ways to cope.

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