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Episode: EPISODE231-Thomas Mervak PH.D. Child Behavior, Diagnosis, Treatment Options
Thomas Mervak PH.D. Behavior – Diagnosis – Treatment Options Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Dr. Thomas Mervak is a Clinical Psychologist, in private practice in Royal Oak Michigan. Prior to opening this practice he worked for 20 years as a Regional Director of Child and Adolescent Programs, Northeast Region, Henry Ford Behavioral Services. He wrote the clinical practice guidelines for ADHD for the health system, and these are still in use among pediatrics, family practice, and behavioral health. Thomas Mervak received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University in 1980, and obtained directly supervised training in child, adolescent and family psychotherapy at the Dorchester Mental Health Center, Boston, MA, from 1976 to 1978. Dr. Mervak obtained training in neurological conditions at the world renowned Boston VA Hospital, and completed my dissertation in the area of emotional adjustment to brain injury. Dr Mervak has a total of 36 years supervised and independent experience. His office phone is (248) 797-5883. Tuesday we will discuss the Following with Dr. Mervak Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Symptoms -Prevalence -Diagnostic Procedures -Statistics -Treatment -Medications -Behavioral Treatment -School Assistance Adjustment Problems Failure Experiences -Negative Feedback -Anxiety -Avoidant Behavior -Low Self Confidence -Vicious Circle, leading to more failures -Depression, Drug Abuse, Adult and Teenage General Maladjustment -Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment Other Emotional Conditions that mimic AD/HD -Implications for child and parents
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Date: Tue, September 1, 2009
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