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20 Nov

A Croissant in The Oven

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For the next few weeks I’m going to do a series of blog posts based on Pamela Druckerman’s international best seller “Bringing Up Bébé.” These bits and pieces of parenting techniques come from her experience of raising her children in France. Her second book condenses her first down to 100 keys to French parenting. I […]

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7 Nov

Psychopharmacology Part 2

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As the two classes of drugs that had been responsible for launching the psychopharmacology revolution plunged in sales, strides were made to rehabilitate the psychiatry field. Psychiatrists had a distinct advantage in that they were physicians and the only individuals able to write prescriptions for psychotropic drugs at that time. If the image of the […]

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2 Oct

Psychopharmacology Part 1

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To better understand the history of psychopharmacology, here is a simplified timeline: 1950s: Seemed as though new breakthrough drugs are being discovered every year. Psychiatry emerged as the fastest growing specialty in medicine. 1961: Thomas Szas, a psychiatrist at the State University of New York in Syracuse argued that, “psychiatric disorders weren’t medical in kind, […]

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21 Aug

A Modern Day Plague

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The increase of mental illness in America has risen to epidemic proportions. In the short span of 20 years, children under eighteen years of age who received a Social Security Income/Social Security Disability Income (SSI/SSDI) payment because they were disabled by a serious mental illness went from 16,200 to 561,569. That is an increase of […]

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1 Aug

Counseling is For The Rich

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The average cost to see a master’s level mental health professional in the Kansas City area is $80 per session. Based on a bi-monthly schedule, that adds up to be just under $2,000 annually. If the individual or family is lucky enough to have a mental health writer on their insurance policy, they will often […]

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