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.
Asperger’s syndrome was thought to be a milder form of autism. The term “high-functioning autism” was used to describe these individuals.
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...
Depression in Teenagers
Do you think your teenager might be depressed? Is this current phase just “teen angst”? Or is it a warning sign of something more serious?
What is Borderline personality disorder (BPD)?
BPD is a kind of mental illness that hinders the ability to manage emotions effectively. This disorder exists within the context of relationships. It can affect every relationship or only one. The disorder usually begins during adolescence or early adulthood. Those...
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a kind of depression that begins and ends at roughly the same times every year. Generally this starts in the fall and continues through the winter months. SAD can also emerge in the spring or early summer months as well. Symptoms...
January 14, 2020 –Windows 7 support ends. What does that mean?
Simply put no more patches, fixes, updates, etc. What is Windows 7’s end of life? End of life is the term that Microsoft uses to identify the period when the company will no longer support an operating system or application. How many people are still using Windows 7?...
The fight or flight response; when you’re in danger, is your body’s natural response. This is designed to protect you from danger, either by flight or fight. This is a physiological response prepares the body to react to danger. This response includes the release of...
People with OCD may have symptoms of obsessions, compulsions, or both. These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, GAD, is an anxiety disorder
What is ADHD?
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Those with ADHD have differences in brain development and brain activity. This affects attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. ADHD can affect a child in all aspects of daily function. What Are...
Reactive Attachment Disorder
A child with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) has been subject to neglect or abuse.
What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
Traumas that might bring on PTSD include the unexpected or violent death of a family member or close friend, and serious harm or threat of death or injury to oneself or a loved one
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism spectrum disorder
Depression in Teens
It’s not unusual for young people to experience periods of sadness or "the blues”. Teens can also feel "down in the dumps" occasionally, adolescence can be an unsettling time. This period of life is complicated by all of the changes that teens face: the impact of the...
Origins of the BECCA Bill The BECCA Bill was passed in 1996. The parents of a 13 year-old girl (named Rebecca) went to the juvenile court for help with their daughter. Rebecca was out of control and her parents wanted to find some help for their daughter. In September...