Entries by Dr. Jenna

CAPC Marshfield

CAPC Marshfield is a revolutionary mental health clinic. We are actively engaged in the training of new therapists and nurse practitioners.  Under the supervision of therapist Jolene Nowak,  Psychiatrist Dr. Jenna Moravec, and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Shelley Strojni, we train social workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family therapists from several Wisconsin schools, […]

Youth Crime: Incarceration is too costly

The long-term cost of incarcerating the nation’s youth is between $8 and  $21 billion, according to a report out Tuesday. The Justice Policy Institute’s “Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration” says Florida’s base cost is $55,000 dollars per juvenile per year. From there, the number increases. According to the Justice Police […]

Marijuana Affects the Brain, Even with Minimal Use

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.  A new study reveals that Mariuana affects the brain, even with minimal use. Marijuana use is  associated with problems with motivation, attention, learning, and memory. Animal studies have shown that  marijuana’s active ingredient, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol,  produces structural changes in the nucleus accumbens. However, less […]

ADHD has neurobiological origin, study confirms

A study carried out on mice has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood. Researchers have identified that hyper stimulation of the superior colliculus causes behaviors similar to those of some patients who suffer from ADHD. They report that norepinephrine accumulates in the affected area, […]

Eating Disorders 101-Managing Serious Mental Illness In Schools

Eating Disorders 101 – Managing Serious Mental Illness in Schools was presented at the 2014 Wisconsin Association of School Nurses Spring Conference on April 10, 2014 Jenna Saul, MD, DFAACAP – Owner and Medical Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Consulting and Horses Treat Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT – Founder & CEO, Mental Fitness, Inc. […]

Eating Disorders and Addiction, Which Comes First?

Eating Disorders And Addiction  The eating disorder sufferer, whether female or male will often have a complex array of symptoms. Sometimes they will fit neatly into the Anorexic or Bulimic spectrum, and other times may exhibit symptoms of both, or have other complicated patterns of beliefs about food and their weight. Recent studies over the last […]

New National Study Reveals 12 Year Olds More Likely to Use Potentially Deadly Inhalants than Cigarettes or Marijuana

Today, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in conjunction with the 18th annual National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week released a survey that indicates that more 12 year olds have used potentially deadly inhalants than cigarettes or marijuana, perceiving it to be “Safer”. The need to increase awareness of this public health […]

Tourette Syndrome: Histamine May Play a Role

Researchers under  Dr. Matthew State, an associate professor of child psychiatry, psychiatry and genetics at Yale University School of Medicine. have been studying the genome of  a family in which the father and all eight of his children have Tourette Syndrome  and have identified a mutation on the HDC gene that encodes the enzyme L-histidine decarboxylase, […]

Suicide: When it Appears on Facebook

How to report suicidal content/threats on Facebook by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention February 15, 2011 at 11:16am · Facebook Help: How do I help someone who has posted suicidal content on the site? If you have encountered a direct threat of suicide on Facebook, please immediately contact law enforcement. You can submit reports of suicidal content […]