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. […]

Parenting the Whole Child: A Holistic Child Psychiatrist Offers Practical Wisdom on Behavior, Brain Health, Nutrition, Exercise, Family Life, Peer Relationships, School Life, Trauma, Medication, and More

My rating was a 5 out of 5 stars This book is a definitive guide for parents who want to help their children grow to be resilient, optimistic and adaptive. For children whose parents are struggling, the book can be beacon of hope, a road map to helping their children become adaptive and reach their […]

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, […]