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Non-Suicidal Self Injury: Screening and Intervention

Self-harm is a rising concern with adolescents. Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to self-harm without suicidal intent (1). Studies show that 1 in 5 people will experience NSSI in their lifetime, with the highest…

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Maintaining academic and social-emotional skills during the summer

As the school year winds down and summer break approaches, parents and providers seek ways to maintain a child’s academic and social-emotional skills. Encourage families to set a semi-structured schedule and establish summer goals. This…

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What your colleagues are saying about Illinois DocAssist

Illinois Doc Assist would like to take a moment to appreciate all the health care providers and school-based clinicians who regularly use our free psychiatric consultation and referral services. For providers who are…

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ACOG Updated Perinatal Mental Health Screening Protocols

One out of seven are affected by Perinatal depression(1) which can affect mother to infant bonding (2).   In a study of pregnancy related deaths from 2017-2019, it was determined that 22.7% had underlying…

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Medication treatment options for pediatric anxiety disorders

The mounting pressure of school and social stressors may lead to an increase in pediatric patients presenting to your care with anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment should be offered first for mild…

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How to Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder

As we enter the darkest days of the year, remember that seasonal mental health concerns are real. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is most common among…

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Illinois DocAssist is celebrating 15 years!

In the fall of 2008 we opened the Illinois DocAssist consultation line and have moved forward enthusiastically for the past fifteen years! Check out our short video featuring Illinois DocAssist consultants and staff celebrating 15…