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Doctor's Diary: how parents can use therapy techniques to settle a child's anxiety and morbid fears

Parent-guided cognitive therapy can help youngsters overcome their fears<p>Young children, as all parents know, are prone to anxiety and fearfulness – their vivid imaginings see dangers where there are none, and they can be preoccupied, at times, with a morbid interest in death and what comes after. …

7 Ways to Help Your Child Through Anxiety

I have never felt so helpless as I do when my children are anxious. I see that they are physically safe, but know that in their little struggling minds, they don't feel so safe. In fact, they feel the opposite of safe and this is painful and overwhelming.<p>As parents, it is our job to keep our …

Study finds autism, ADHD run high in children of chemically intolerant mothers

Mothers with chemical intolerances are 2-3 times more likely than other women to have a child with autism or ADHD, according to a new study by the …

Autism

Bipolar Child?

<b>Sifting Through the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Children</b><p>Parents with children who are expressing behavioral problems can be confusing to their …

Back-to-School: The Best Predictor of Your Child Doing Well in School

This month parents all over America are busy preparing their children to go back to school, but one task that's probably not on anyone's to-do list is lowering mom and dad's stress level. And yet alleviating stress at home is one of the most important factors for increasing the odds of a child …

Dysregulation: A New DSM Label for Childhood Rages

With the many changes in the newest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), among the most significant has been …

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IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Had Postpartum Depression And It Triggered Bipolar Disorder

At 22, I was newly but very happily married when I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I were thrilled and began dreaming the dreams and planning the plans in which parents-to-be immerse themselves.<p>We nervously hoped that we were as ready for the baby as the nursery that we had prepared for …

New Doubts About Role of Serotonin in Depression

The common belief that depression is linked to low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin is again being questioned by top psychiatrists.<p>Professor …

Mental Health Issues in Childhood Connected to Adult Difficulties

Children with mental health issues are more likely to struggle with jobs, family and social life as adults. And that's true even for children whose …

Anxious brains are inherited, study finds

The brain function that underlies anxiety and depression is inherited, a new study finds — but there is still plenty of space for experience and environment to reduce the risk of a full-blown mental disorder.<p>The research focused on rhesus monkeys. Like humans, some young rhesus monkeys have what's …

George MacDonald's Sacramental Vision - Unpragmatic Thoughts

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p><i>The following is taken from the chapter on George MacDonald in my book Saints and Scoundrels.</i><p>At a time when Darwinism …

Literature

Kierkegaard on Boredom, Why Cat Listicles Fail to Answer the Soul’s Cry, and the Only True Cure for Existential Emptiness

Boredom has a long cultural history and an adaptive function in human life — it serves a vital creative purpose and protects us by helping us tolerate open-endedness; in childhood, it becomes the wellspring of imaginative play. And yet we live in a culture that seems obsessed with eradicating …

The Science Behind Why Introverts Struggle to Put Their Thoughts Into Words

A coworker appears out of the blue and asks me a question. Her eyes and tone of voice say she wants an answer <i>now</i>. Her request is easy, but my mind is …

Personality

Peter Thiel, N.T. Wright On Technology, Hope, And The End Of Death

It turns out that Peter Thiel quotes Hamlet.<p>For Thiel, a line in the play’s second scene throws open the pessimism that runs throughout the tragedy and, in his opinion, our current cultural moment. “Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die,” says Gertrude to her son, Hamlet. Her words are …