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How Too Much Screen Time Affects Kids

The current generation is growing up with smart devices and an ever-increasing amount of technology. Children and teenagers today are spending more time than ever looking at their screens. This trend has parents around the world worried about their child’s health. Several studies have associated more screen time with a variety of health problems, including increased social anxiety, sleeping disorders,...[ read more ]

Helping Kids Cope With Mental Health

With the return to school upon us, it’s quite possible that your child may have apprehension or difficulty controlling their emotions or thoughts about school. If you’re noticing somewhat unusual aggressive or hyperactive behavior and violent outbursts, it’s possible that your child may be dealing with a mental health issue. Children with mental health issues need their parents’ help to...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Anxiety During Stressful Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people around the world in several ways and will likely continue to have major effects on public health. As work-from-home becomes a focus of society, working folks are ending up in social situations (or lack thereof) that they may not know how to deal with. If you are surrounded by negative news...[ read more ]

When to See a Therapist for Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about something with an uncertain outcome or even in the absence of a stressor. Anxiety is a normal emotion and a common human experience. Not only can it serve to motivate us, it can also protect us from harmful or unpleasant consequences (e.g. failing an exam due to lack of...[ read more ]

4 Facts to Know About Teenage Mental Health

Adolescence can be both an exciting and challenging time. There are many significant physical, behavioral, and psychological changes that adolescents experience during this stage. Teenagers experience a wide variety of emotions on a daily basis and many teenagers may feel that they are on an emotional roller coaster. They may feel overwhelmed by changes around them and struggle to cope...[ read more ]

Anxiety in Teens: How You Can Help

Teenage anxiety is on the rise. A study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that almost 32 percent of teens have an anxiety-based disorder. In terms of gender breakdown, 38% of female adolescents and 26% of male adolescents have an anxiety disorder.  Causes  There are various causes of anxiety in teens. As humans, we are vulnerable to...[ read more ]

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Diagnosis and Treatment

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders, occurring in 3.1% of the U.S. population in any given year. It can occur at any age; however, the onset is most often during childhood to middle age. A person with GAD worries uncontrollably about common occurrences and situations. GAD can interfere with daily activities. Everyone feels anxious;...[ read more ]

Kids and OCD: The Role of Parents in Treatment

About half a million children in the U.S. have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As parents play an integral role in their child’s life, their involvement is essential in their child’s OCD treatment. Parent involvement in the treatment process is key in helping children overcome their anxieties and build confidence in their ability to cope with fears. Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy...[ read more ]



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