Many who suffer from Bipolar Disorder may wait years from the first onset of the problem to first diagnosis. Generally, symptoms do not begin until adolescence but symptoms can be misdiagnosed.
A new report released mid-November examining teenagers and self-harm found troubling results. One in 12 teenagers will engage in self-harming activities such as cutting, burning or other life threatening risks. The study was conducted by the Center for Adolescent Health, Melborne, Australia.
Lifeskills South Florida held a Professionals Weekend November 10-13, 2011 at its’ Deerfield Beach, FL location. The focus of the weekend was training on Mentalizing-based Treatment (MBT) for Adolescents, Adults and their Families. This forward thinking training was facilitated by Efrain Bleiberg, MD, Senior Psychiatrist and Past President of The Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX. His book, Treating Personality Disorders in Children and…
Chanda Rankin, PhD, Private Practice/PCH Treatment Center, Los Angeles, CA Concetta Bruce, It’s Perfect Malibu, Malibu, CA Cookie Anderson, The Meadows, Wickenburg, AZ Maryse Duvalsaint, LCSW and John Crepsac, LCSW, Private Practice, New York, NY Mike Ferguson, Ferguson BHC, Los Angeles, CA Scottie Gage, Hopewell Recovery Services, Boston, MA Elizabeth McGuire, LCSW, Wings Helps, Boston,…
Cesar Benarroche, MD Medical Director and Cookie Anderson Brett Passeroff, Director of Family Services and Guests Susan Cappi, Hamish White and Concetta Bruce Bill Jacyck, MD and Hildegard Jacyck Maureen McGlame and Carol Dougherty, Director of Residential Services Chanda Rankin and Stacey Reese Dr. Greg O’Donohue and Jennifer Costa, RN Andy Erkis and Paula Leslie…
Learn How to Handle Holiday Stress for those with Borderline Personality Disorder While Supporting Florida BPD Association
Join Nancy Gordon, LCSW for a special 90 minute intensive teleconference using the skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in order to handle the emotional highs and lows of loved ones suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.
Michael Gillis, MSW – Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida Maureen Borkowski, Hazelden Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida Katie Gregory, Bridges to Recovery Whitney Goetz, Silverhill Hospital. Michael Alvich and Pam Alvich, Silverhill Hospital
Recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco “ruled that residential treatment was medically necessary for eating disorders…” The insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, has appealed the ruling claiming that residential treatment for eating disorders should not be viewed as medical treatment.
Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida and Sally Zahner, Menninger Clinic Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida, Sally Zahner and Jim Flack, MD of the Menninger Clinic Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida and Sally Zahner, Menninger Clinic
Two studies examining entirely separate and distinct demographic groups suffering from PTSD found links between “abnormal stress response” and genetic heterogeneous receptor responses.