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Posted: Jul 28, 2008 20:33

JULY 2008

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MENTAL HEALTH WORSENED BY SELF-MEDICATING
(May 9, 2008) A Press Release by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy reported a finding that depressed teens self-medicating with marijuana and other drugs tends to make their situation worse.

INCONSISTENT ADHD DIAGNOSES
(June 1, 2008) The Vancouver Sun reported children who show signs of ADHD are regularly misdiagnosed in every province of Canada except Quebec due to their guidelines for diagnoses. Diagnoses can vary from doctor to doctor.

ORGANIZATIONS RESHAPE EDUCATION
(June 19, 2008) The New York Times reported Teach for America and Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), are two new organizations looking to reshape US education by creating new charter schools and getting more smart young teachers into needy classrooms.

INTERNET ADDICTION A 'CLINICAL DISORDER'
(June 19, 2008) Telegraph.co.uk, a British news source reported a British psychiatrist claimed obsessive Internet use is a public health problem that is so serious it should be officially recognized as a clinical disorder.

COUNSELING SKILLS CONFERENCE
(June 19, 2008) US Journal Training, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL, 800-441-5569, announced the 14th Annual Counseling Skills Conference will be held October 2-4, 2008, at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, NV. The agenda includes special training track on pain and addiction, with a special focus on Mindfulness and Recovery, Compassion, Fatigue, Personality Disorders and Trauma. For more information on registration, refer to their website.



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