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Tamarack views the family as a key member of our treatment team. You know your child better than anyone, and it is important that we gain the insights and experiences you have with your child and incorporate those into our treatment plan. Parents have their own section on your child’s treatment plan to ensure that your voice is being heard and that your opinions are being recognized. Each resident is assigned a Family Specialist at the time of admission; this staff follows the child till discharge. This gives the parents a point of contact regarding the child and their progress.

 

Atypical Depression

Atypical depression Perhaps the most common misconception related to depression is that there are only two kinds of depression. These two are a mild form of depression that is sometimes experienced from time to time and serious clinical depression, the more serious,...

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Situational Depression

The events that we experience everyday trigger our emotions. These emotions vary, they can be positive or can be more negative. Every person occasionally is confronted by painful experiences. This emotional upheaval can be so significant that it out paces the ability...

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What is Bipolar II Disorder?

Bipolar disorder II is psychiatric disorder. Those with this disorder experience periodic bouts of hypomania. This disorder also characterized by episodes of extremely low mood (depression). Often between these extremes, the person's mood and energy levels may appear...

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Persistent Depression

Persistent depression is a type of depression that lasts for two years or more. It’s also called dysthymia or chronic depression. Persistent depression often does not feel as intense as major depression, but it can cause significant issues while making tasks...

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What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder. Much like other eating disorders it tends to develop during adolescence and into early adulthood.  Bulimia tends to be more common in women (90%) than in men (10%). Those with bulimia will binge eat unusually large amounts of...

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Bipolar I Disorder

Types of Bipolar There are three types of bipolar disorder. While each type has a different set of symptoms, they are characterized by fluctuations in mood, energy, and activity levels. This is according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). These mood...

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Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder

What is AFRID? Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) has replaced the older diagnosis of “feeding disorder of infancy and early childhood.” This diagnosis was originally only applied to children under 7 years old. ARFID generally develops during infancy or...

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Rumination Disorder

What Is Rumination Disorder? Rumination disorder is an illness that is characterized by repetitive, habitual bringing up of food from the stomach. This food is often partly digested. It’s generally brought up with little effort and painlessly. This action is not...

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is one of the most common eating disorders in the United States. Individuals with this disorder experience reoccurring episodes of binge eating. After the binge episode these individuals make no effort to “make up” for the binge episode through...

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Spokane area Services

Here are some links to access services in the Spokane area: The Spokane County Emergency Coordination Center has been activated to respond to COVID-19 as a region. For daily updates and official local information follow Spokane COVID Response Access to Food or Other...

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Family Satisfaction 2020 Survey

Results of 2020 Survey A family satisfaction survey was conducted in February 2020 with 12 responses received from families. Below are the results of the average  scores for the responses, the scores are based on a five point rating scale with one representing “very...

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Case Conference

Each resident has a case conference monthly, this is a chance for the entire treatment team to get together, review progress and discuss goals for the upcoming month. An important part of this process is the resident self-evaluation. The three recording files below...

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Schizoaffective Disorder

What is schizoaffective disorder? Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental health disorder. The disorder combines symptoms of psychosis (hallucinations and delusions) with symptoms of mood disorders (mania and/or depression). There are two types depending on what...

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