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Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Three: What is an Opioid, and is Accidental Addiction Possible?
Some opioids create over 100 times more endorphins than the body produces naturally, causing feelings of happiness and joy in addition to relief from pain.

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Two: Killing us Softly
Here’s the shocking truth: Opioids are projected to kill roughly half a million people across the country over the next five years.

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part One: What Went Wrong?
How did so many Americans become addicted to painkillers? Historically, opioid painkillers were only prescribed for the most severe pain, such as after major surgery or for cancer patients; and even then, for only short periods of time.

ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Request for Accommodations: The Benefits of Psychological Testing Assessments (Part 1)

In today’s rapidly changing world, patients with ADHD and other learning disabilities; and patients who are suffering from cognitive impairment resulting...

Will They Fire Me? ADHD in the Workplace

“Jeremy” got lost on his way to my office, and arrived 20 minutes late for our first appointment. He entered breathless,...

Existential Crisis in Teenagers

Amelia’s Story I received a panicked call from Jane, a stressed-out and frightened mom. Her normally, high-functioning, “perfect” daughter, Amelia, had...

ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Request for Accommodations: The Benefits of Psychological Testing Assessments (Part 2)

In my last Tip we reviewed ADHD, Learning Disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and an introduction to psychological testing....