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Anxiety

Depression In Teens Looks Almost Nothing Like Depression In Adults

Good Morning! Today we want to share a link to an article recently featured on Upworthy.com. The article is entitled, 'Depression In Teens Looks Almost Nothing Like Depression In Adults,'  and brings up some really good points of what to look for with your kids. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a depressed teen will experience the same symptoms of...

How to Win the War on Worry

How to Win the War on Worry To tame your worry, ask yourself these two questions… Published on January 2, 2015 by Noam Shpancer, Ph.D. in Insight Therapy “Worrying,” quipped Mark Twain, “is like paying a debt you don't owe.” Worry features in many people’s lives. In mild form, occasional worry may serve a helpful coping function, getting us to think and plan...

Five Ways to Recover from a Painful Past

Five Ways to Recover from a Painful Past Trauma survivors share their wisdom about recovery and pathways to change. Published on March 4, 2014 by Vinita Mehta, Ph.D., Ed.M. in Head Games We often refer to people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse as survivors. But what factors contribute to surviving — and thriving? Though childhood trauma isn't infrequent, the process of recovery...

Turning to the Positive: Personal Growth After Trauma

Turning to the Positive: Personal Growth After Trauma Can Negative Events Make Us Stronger and Healthier? Published on March 4, 2013 by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. in The Mindful Self-Express Experiencing a traumatic event, such as a molestation, cancer diagnosis, or witnessing others being hurt can be emotionally devastating. For some people, who do not have proper emotional support at the time of the...

When Emotional Trauma Is a Family Affair

When Emotional Trauma Is a Family Affair Trauma, once experienced, seems to never want to let go Published on May 5, 2014 by David Sack, M.D. in Where Science Meets the Steps Trauma, once experienced, seems to never want to let go. It can burrow into our psyche, invading our thoughts, and unleashing mood swings, anger, depression and an exhausting sense of hypervigilance....

Back to School, Back to Anxiety

With summer winding down, and the school year getting ready to start, children of all ages may experience some type of anxiety. This is completely normal for kids, and there are ways of handling it and helping them prepare for the beginning of the school year. This article from Psychology Today, 'Back to School Anxiety Solutions, a Q and A...