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Join Dr. Martinez at 2012 Latino Mental Behavioral Health Conference

Join Dr. Martinez at 2012 Latino Mental Behavioral Health Conference

CCS would like to encourage your attendance for the 2012 Latino Mental Behavioral Health Conference: Changing the Paradigm from Stigma to Wellness on Friday, October 19th at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Come listen to Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Martinez discuss the neuroanatomical basis of brain disorders, focusing on the biopsychosocial medical model, areas of the brain affecting emotions and psychiatric disorders with a clear medical basis. You will be trained to recognize how culture impacts treatment of … Read entire article »

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State Woes Force Area Clinics To Close

State Woes Force Area Clinics To Close

The State of IL has been in fiscal disarray for long time now. Services for low income individuals and those with disabilities have suffered in an unprecedented way. The work that many of us do in community mental health, serving the uninsured and the poorly insured, has never been so disheartening. I have served as medical director of two of these clinics for the poor for over a decade. During this … Read entire article »

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Support For HB 5290: Bullying Prevention bill

Support For HB 5290: Bullying Prevention bill

We would like to share this news shared with us by Meryl Camin Sosa, Esq., Executive Director, of the Illinois Psychiatric Society. The Illinois HB 5290 – Bullying Prevention bill is a step toward improving public policy on bullying. It is very important to continue improving Illinois’ policies on bullying.  Too many children are bullied and end up in in-patient units and therapeutic schools throughout Illinois (as well as nationally).  Even though this bill is not as … Read entire article »

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ADHD, Stimulant Medications and Cardiac Risk

ADHD, Stimulant Medications and Cardiac Risk

Approximately 5% of children suffer from ADHD. With so many kids with this condition, a large part of a child psychiatrist’s practice can be devoted to treating ADHD. As with all other psychiatric conditions, it is critically important to rule out general medical issues that can be causing or worsening the psychiatric symptoms. Physical examinations and screen tests (including labs) are very important in excluding these conditions. Additionally, making sure that medications are going … Read entire article »

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Telepsychiatry and the Future of Medicine

Telepsychiatry and the Future of Medicine

Three years ago I started practicing telemedicine by taking care of patients approximately 120 west of Chicago over highly secure/encrypted internet connections. I have found success and gratification in caring for patient through this technology, especially because I have been accessible to individuals in rural Illinois. As a member of the IL Psychiatric Society Telepsychiatry Committee, we know there is lots of work to do with this new form of practicing medicine. … Read entire article »

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