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Mental Health News Articles from around the Web 

November 20, 2018 

Thanksgiving Anxiety Disorder: How To Beat It - CNN ~ If you are the host, much of what happens at the dinner depends on what you do to make your guests -- all your guests -- feel safe and valued. 

Novel 'Blended Therapy' May Help Cut High-Dose Opioid Use - Medscape ~ When used with other therapies, hydroxyzine can enhance the effect of opioid drugs. The combination "decreases the narcotic load but increases the efficacy of the narcotic, so patients get the pain relief and don't get the withdrawal," Bonner reported. 

Sustained Brain Connections Linked to Autism Symptoms - Psych Central ~ New research shows that the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain. “People with autism do not like unexpected stimuli, and it may… 

ADHD May Reduce Life Expectancy by As Much As 13 Years - Additude ~ High cholesterol, obesity, and substance use – these are the major risks to patient longevity most closely monitored by physicians. And, according to Russell Barkley, Ph.D., this list is missing one key metric: childhood ADHD. 

American Anxiety - The Week ~ Nearly one-third of adolescents and adults suffer from some form of anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A poll released in May by the American Psychiatric Association, meanwhile, found that 39 percent of respondents were prepared to describe themselves as more anxious than they were just a year ago. 

What Exactly Is Separation Anxiety? - Health ~Separation anxiety is just what it sounds like: the fear of being separated from those you’re emotionally attached to. “Between six months and three years old, some nervousness when you're apart from loved ones is… 

Holiday Stress: 5 Tips to Manage It This Year- Psych Central ~Life is already busy for most people, but during the holidays it hits a new level. There are holiday parties, cookie swaps, presents to buy, cards to send, and school concerts to attend. 

How Can I Clear the Cloud in My ADHD Brain? - Additude ~ Many college students with ADHD describe the sensation of sitting down to study and feeling a thick cloud descend around their brains, preventing any information from filtering in or out. Here, Leslie Josel offers studying tips to help lift the haze for good. 

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The Mission of the Lyons Township Mental Health Commissionis to enhance through coordination, evaluation, intervention, planning and funding, a comprehensive community-based system of mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services for people who reside in Lyons Township.  

  

The Lyons Township Mental Health Commission is one of approximately sixty-six community mental health boards in Illinois.  Boards are generally organized on a county basis except in suburban Cook County where there are a limited number of mental health boards in suburban townships.  In addition to Lyons Township, these include Berwyn Township, Cicero Township, Hanover Township, Proviso Township and Riverside Township. 

To find contact information for  these or other mental health boards in Illinois, please link to the website of the Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois by clicking here

 

 

 

 

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