Articles containing: stress

Coping With Holiday Stress

December 20, 2016

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Let’s just paint a little picture. It’s a picture we already know pretty well, but still every year it seems to take many of us by irritable surprise.

It’s cold outside.

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Helping Kids Through New School Year Transitions

September 13, 2016

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Starting a new school year is often filled with anxiety for both parents and kids. Kids who are starting a new school, either because they are moving from middle school to high school, or are moving to a new neighborhood, have the biggest adjustment, but even those who are just moving to a new grade have adjustments to make.

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Managing Back-To-School Stress

August 30, 2016

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Hans Selye, a Hungarian scientist who was a pioneer in modern stress research, was quoted as saying, “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

Today, 75 years after he made that statement, it rings as true as ever. And, nowhere is it more challenging to find an effective response to stress than among our kids.

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How To Tell If Your Child Is Stressed This Summer

July 12, 2016

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Summertime…and the kids are stressed out.

That’s not exactly the song that most of us might remember as we welcome the seemingly carefree days of summer vacation. Still, summer can be surprisingly stressful for children and adolescents.

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Making The Most Of Summer Vacation

July 7, 2016

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Summer vacation might not seem like the most likely topic for a blog that focuses on demystifying psychiatric challenges in kids. Sure, we write about families, children, and parenting, but what in the world could we have to say about that blessed time off that is integral in American tradition?

We might start by asking where it went.

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College Mental Health Is In Trouble

March 20, 2015

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Sally is an 18-year-old freshman at a large land-grant university.  She has been admitted into her school’s special scholars program due to her particularly impressive academic achievements in high school, and begins her first year of college with a new group of friends, and assumed academic success.

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High School Junior Stresses

November 5, 2014

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Intro and outro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Sometimes things are so obvious that we fail to take notice.

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Reducing Stress For You And Your Baby

November 4, 2013

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There are few events as stressful (and wonderful) as the birth of a new baby, and the subsequent adjustments to family life in the first year.  I’d like to spend some time talking with you about stress and how to deal with it, both for your baby, and for yourself as a caregiver.

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Over-Scheduled, Stressed-Out Families

September 23, 2013

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Intro and outro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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What If My Child Has An Anxiety Disorder?

September 18, 2013

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Seth just started driving, and he’s actually doing pretty well.  The written test was a breeze, and on the streets around his house he’s relatively comfortable.  He even volunteered to drive his little sister to the mall.  His parents, while suffering a bit of the normal worries that any parent of a new driver would have, are delighted.

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