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Videos

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  • In this on-demand video series, Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, reviews the difference between children with bipolar disorder and those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This 7-part series provides information to assist mental health professionals with identification and effective treatment methods, as well as:

    • Clarifying how child psychiatrists determine the correct diagnosis for children.
    • Appropriate combinations of therapies and accommodations at home and school.
    • Judicious use of correct medications to alleviate the most problematic symptoms for the child.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on July 27, 2012.

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  • Learn how to help children and adolescents with depression. For this 2-part series, Jeffrey Grimes, PhD, Clarity Child Guidance Center clinical psychologist, provides an overview of: how depression impacts kids differently than adults, dual diagnoses, different depression experiences, anaclitic vs. introjective depressive states, and treatment considerations. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on December 11, 2009.

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  • We are sad to note that Dr. Fisher passed away due to a sudden illness on May 11, 2015. We sincerely appreciate the time he took to share his knowledge with us and his legacy of care for children. A memorial website for Dr. Fisher can be viewed here.

    Irritability is one of the most common symptoms of psychiatric disorder in youth, and disruptive irritability with explosive outbursts can be a sign of severe mental illness. Join our speaker, Larry Fisher, PhD, ABPN, for a closer look at Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and the distinction between DMDD and Bipolar Disorder.

    During this 5-part video presentation, viewers will learn to:

    • Understand the criteria for DMDD and compare it to Bipolar Disorder.
    • Describe the onset and course of DMDD and discuss the likely neuropathology.
    • Review the treatment options, the research basis for treatment, and the risks and benefits.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on February 27, 2015.

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  • Learn about commonly prescribed psychotropic medications for children and adolescents and the effects that parents and teachers should be aware of. For our latest on-demand video series, Thomas L. Matthews, MD, Clarity CGC’s Medical Director - Outpatient Services, provides an overview of:

    • Mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics, antidepressants, sleep medications, anti-anxiety, and ADHD medications
    • Uses and common side effects
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  • Do you know a child or teenager who has been diagnosed with a mood disorder? Mood disorders are characterized by a disturbance in mood that affects a person's ability to function successfully. Learn more about these disorders and how they impact children by watching our latest on-demand video series on Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents. For this 6-part series, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, provides an overview of the following:

    • How to identify a mood disorder
    • Why symptoms are different for kids
    • Types of mood disorders
    • Risk factors
    • Treatment options

    **Please note that we did experience audio problems throughout this presentation.

    Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted this community presentation on September 16, 2011.

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  • In this 4-part series, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Soad Michelsen, MD, explains what happens before starting a child on medication treatment, discusses what off label prescribing means, explains dosage differences, how to determine outcomes, and ensure adherence to treatment. This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on May 29, 2009.

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