Early ADHD Advocate Connors Dies; Concluded ADHD is Overdiagnosed to Sell Medication

Early ADHD Advocate Connors Dies; Concluded ADHD is Overdiagnosed to Sell Medication

The New York Times published “Keith Connors, Psychologist Who Set Standard For Diagnosing ADHD,” Dies at 84 on 7-18-17. The article reviews Dr. Connors’ distinguished career, including the development of the Connors Rating Scales and a major, government-funded 20 year research project which compared medication and behavioral therapy outcomes for ADHD.

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Online Mental Health Resources that Charge a Fee – Threat or Resource?

Online Mental Health Resources that Charge a Fee – Threat or Resource?

mhconcierge.com recently stumbled across two interesting websites that provide a wide range of resources for people interested in improving their mental health.  See Optimize with Brian Johnson and Open Forest. Both sites offer a wide variety of information about both specific mental health problems and general resources for improving, or even “optimizing” a person’s mental health functioning.

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Addiction and Mental Illness: The Connection, and Coping Resources

Addiction and Mental Illness: The Connection, and Coping Resources

This article was written by a guest contributor to the mhconcierge.com psychology healthcare newsletter, Jennifer McGregor.  Jennifer is a medial student and contributor to publichealthlibrary.org, a new website that provides resources for medical students and the public interested in progressive healthcare resources. 

People who struggle with mental illness are much more likely to experience an addiction than those without mental illness. Similarly, people with an addiction are more likely to develop either the symptoms of a mental illness or a fully established mental illness. Coping when you are handling both a mental illness and addiction is never easy and can make your situation worse. If this describes your situation, there are some things to know about the connection between these conditions and how you can start recovering.

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