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Achieving relaxation  
Abstract: This brochure describes techniques to assist in overcoming stress, anxiety, phobias, or panic attacks. Included are deep relaxation, abdominal breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and meditation suggestions.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Aripiprazole: What you should know about taking aripiprazole (Abilify)  
Abstract: Aripiprazole, also known as Abilify, is used to treat psychosis, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. This brochure covers how to take this medication, side effects, when to call a provider, and how to learn more.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2005
Attention and brain injury  
Abstract: This handout describes how brain injury may affect attention, a complex thinking skill. Included are answers to questions about what can make attention problems worse, when to ask for help, what can be done, and a list of resources.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 11/2008
Baby blues and more: Recognizing and coping with postpartum mood disorders  
Abstract: This handout explains the "baby blues" and talks about longer term postpartum mood disorders. It offers tips for things you can do to feel better, and for how partners, families and friends can help. Many local resources are included. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 9/2016
Balancing act: Time in the NICU and time at home  
Abstract: This handout for parents of a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) gives tips for how to balance the needs of the new baby with the responsibilities at home.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2015
Bupropion: What you should know about taking bupropion (Wellbutrin)  
Abstract: This flyer describes the medication bupropion, also called Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin XL, Wellbutrin SR, and Zyban. Instructions are given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when a health care provider should be called. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed. This drug is used to treat depression and help people stop smoking.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Caring for yourself after the loss of your baby: Emotional and physical healing  
Abstract: This handout offers support for women who have lost their baby. Included is information about physical changes and emotional concerns, as well as warning signs for calling the doctor or clinic.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2012
Citalopram: What you should know about taking citalopram (Celexa)  
Abstract: This flyer describes the medication citalopram, also known as Celexa. Instructions are given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when to call a health care provider. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed. This drug is used to treat depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Coping with a crisis  
Abstract: This handout gives more than 100 tips for ways to cope with a crisis. It suggests using distractions such as counting to 10, leaving the situation, or self-soothing methods such as positive thinking or encouraging self. It also suggests relaxation and changing body responses, imagery, mindfulness of focusing attention on what you are doing, and evaluating the pros and cons of the crisis situation.
Author: Med-Psychiatry/7N,7E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1990
Revised Date: 2/2012
Coping with multiple sclerosis: Strategies for you and your family  
Abstract: This handout offers tips for patients with multiple sclerosis about feeling in control, managing information, dealing with anxiety and stress, using support groups and classes, self care, and talking with family and friends. This document is also part of the Multiple Sclerosis Manual, which is available from Materials Management #163091.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2004
Coping with stress after a preterm birth  
Abstract: This handout gives tips for coping with stress after giving birth to a preterm infant. Sections include Support Yourself, Physical Activity Helps Reduce Stress, About "Baby Blues," and a list of websites to learn more. This handout is included in the packet "Preventing Another Preterm Birth," part of the Wait One Year Program.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2012
Coping before, during and after transplant  
Abstract: This handout for kidney/pancreas transplant patients details tips on coping before, during, and after transplant that others have found helpful. This document is also a chapter in "Your Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Guide," which is available from Materials Management #171915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 6/2011
Depression and COPD: What is depression?  
Abstract: This handout, targeted for pulmonary rehabilitation patients, details the signs, symptoms, and causes of depression, how COPD and depression interact, and what can be done to fight depression.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 2/2004
Duloxetine: What you should know about taking duloxetine  
Abstract: This flyer describes the medication duloxetine, also known as Cymbalta. Instructions are given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when to call a health care provider. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed. This drug is used to treat depression, anxiety, and diabetic neuropathic pain.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Emotions after discharge: When you bring your baby home  
Abstract: This handout is for parents of a baby who has been in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It explains the unexpected feelings that may arise when the baby is finally able to come home, and talks about anxiety, bonding and attachment, chronic sorrow, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Emotions after giving birth: Baby blues and postpartum mood disorders  
Abstract: This handout gives ideas for coping with the emotions that arise after giving birth. It also explains the difference between the "baby blues" and more serious mood disorders.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2015
Escitalopram: What you should know about taking escitalopram (Lexapro)  
Abstract: This flyer describes the medication escitalopram, also known as Lexapro. Instructions are given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when to call a health care provider. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed. This drug is used to treat depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Fifteen ways to improve your mental health  
Abstract: This brochure briefly describes 15 areas to consider to improve one's mental health such as relaxing, being kind to yourself, eating properly, learning to say "no," friendships, exercise, adapting to change, expressing feelings, avoiding procrastination, grieving losses, rest, using humor, and asking for help.
Author: Med-Psychiatry/7N,7E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
Revised Date: 11/2006
Fluoxetine: What you should know about taking fluoxetine (Prozac)  
Abstract: This flyer describes the drug fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. Instructions are given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when to call a health care provider. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed This drug is used to treat depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bulimia.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Guide through grief: Mourning the loss of a loved one  
Abstract: Discusses grief as a natural experience in response to loss, the stages in the grief cycle, ways to help oneself grieve, and the needs of children during grieving. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
Revised Date: 8/2016
Local resource guide: For treatment of traumatic stress  
Abstract: This handout lists community resources that provide treatment for traumatic stress. Web sites with information on this topic are listed.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 10/2006
Stress management: Enhance your overall health  
Abstract: This handout describes stress as "the effect any situation has on our bodies and minds." Included are symptoms, causes, and ways to manage stress. This handout is specifically for patients with diabetes, but contains information that may be helpful for anyone wanting to know more about dealing with stress and its effects.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 6/2013
Mirtazapine: What you should know about taking mirtazapine (Remeron)  
Abstract: This flyer describes the drug mirtazapine, also known as Remeron or Remeron SolTab. Instructions are given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when to call a health care provider. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed. This drug is used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, and poor appetite.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Olanzapine: What you should know about taking olanzapine (Zyprexa)  
Abstract: Olanzapine, also called Zyprexa, Zyprexa Zydis, and Zyprexa Intramuscular, is used to treat psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. It can also help with anxiety and sleep disorders. This brochure covers how to take this medication, side effects, when to call a provider, and how to learn more.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2005
Paroxetine: What you should know about taking paroxetine (Paxil)  
Abstract: This flyer describes the drug paroxetine, also known as Paxil. Instructions are given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when to call a health care provider. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed. This drug is used to treat depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Quetiapine: What you should know about taking quetiapine (Seroquel)  
Abstract: Quetiapine, also called Seroquel, is used to treat psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. It is also used to treat anxiety and sleeping disorders. This brochure covers how to take this medication, side effects, when to call a provider, and how to learn more.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2005
Risperidone: What you should know about taking risperidone (Risperdal)  
Abstract: Risperidone, also known as Risperdal, Risperdal M-Tab and Risperdal Consta, is used to treat psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. It is also used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. This brochure covers how to take this medication, side effects, when to call a provider, and how to learn more.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2005
Seeing a behavioral health provider: Why you were referred and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains the reasons for meeting with a behavioral health provider at the Center for Pain Relief. It covers what to expect at your visit and how Center providers can help you manage your pain.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2011
Self-talk  
Abstract: This handout explains how our thoughts and interpretations of situations form the basis for our feelings, including anxiety, stress, and depression.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Sertraline: What you should know about taking sertraline (Zoloft)  
Abstract: This flyer describes the drug sertraline, also known as Zoloft. Instructions ar given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when to call a health care provider. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed. This drug is used to treat depression, anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Stress management  
Abstract: This handout describes stress, its signs and symptoms, and what can be done to reduce stress.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Traumatic stress: What it is and how to cope with it  
Abstract: This brochure describes traumatic events, what causes traumatic stress, who gets it, signs and symptoms, and tips for dealing with a traumatic event.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 9/2006
Types of distorted thoughts: Cognitive errors  
Abstract: This flyer describes various distorted patterns of thought that interfere with cognition. Included are examples of catastrophizing, seeing everything as either "good" or "bad," overgeneralizing, selective attention, excessive responsibility personalization, mind-reading, and predicting without knowing.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Venlafaxine: What you should know about taking venlafaxine (Effexor)  
Abstract: This flyer describes the drug venlafaxine, also known as Effexor and Effexor XR. Instructions are given for how to take it, what to do if a dose is missed, and when to call a health care provider. Side effects and resources to learn more are listed. This drug is used to treat depression and anxiety.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Women and depression: information for patients  
Abstract: This booklet describes depression and related mood disorders. It offers an overview and sections on stages in a women's life: the effects of hormones, a self-test for depression, treatment options, the impact of sleep, suicide risk and additional resources.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 1/2003
Ziprasidone  
Abstract: Ziprasidone, also known as Geodon, is used to treat psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. This brochure covers how to take this medication, side effects, when to call a provider, and how to learn more.
Author: Psychiatry Center (Outpatient)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 2/2005

 
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