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Quick hits for August 16: Interesting reads for counselors from around the Internet

Heather Rudow August 16, 2012

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  • A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that admissions to substance abuse treatment centers in rural and urban areas differ in nearly every way, from how individuals get referred to treatment centers to what primary drug these individuals may be abusing.
  • The number of children and teenagers being prescribed antipsychotic drugs for disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder has increased drastically over the past few years. Researchers report that psychiatrists are prescribing the drugs in nearly one-third of visits.
  • The use of couples therapy as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder can not only help trauma victims find relief, but it can also improve their relationships.
  • Feedback, even if it’s positive, can actually worsen a person’s decision-making ability if they’re performing a difficult or demanding task.

Heather Rudow is a staff writer for Counseling Today. Email her at hrudow@counseling.org.

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