January 9, 2019
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December 6, 2018
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It’s cold. It’s gray. It’s dark. This time of year, a lot of folks feel pretty blah. And not just those with depression or other mental health disorders. It can affect anyone.
November 15, 2018
We’ve written about bipolar disorder before.
We’ve also written about the controversy surrounding the diagnosis. Until about 25 years ago, most clinicians felt that bipolar disorder in children and adolescents was extremely rare.
November 7, 2018
I have a confession to make. I rarely get enough sleep.
I know it’s important for me, but too often life gets in the way. I’m not alone. Most adults don’t get enough sleep, and this can be particularly true for parents who are juggling multiple tasks and role expectations.
October 29, 2018
Question: It seems like every child these days has some kind of problem. ADHD. Anxiety. Depression. Are these things as common as they seem?
Answer: Are behavioral challenges among children as common as they seem? Well, it’s difficult to say because the line between normal and abnormal behavior is often a matter of degree.
October 25, 2018
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At the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, we think a lot about helping kids as they’re growing up with all sorts of challenges.
October 25, 2018
My kids roll their eyes when I tell them that being a sports fan is a lot like life. This is probably because I say it too much.
But just look at our rhetorical metaphors.
For football: “We went the whole nine yards.” Or “I didn’t have anything to lose, so I just tossed a Hail Mary.
October 23, 2018
It’s not like we needed the recent supreme court hearings to know that things right now are super-tense.
Still, those hearings certainly didn’t help.
By my count, this is roughly the tenth time in the last three years I’ve been asked to write something about how parents can keep their heads in these trying political times.
October 18, 2018
Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Here is my most vivid memory of Halloween as a child:
I’m 8 years old.
October 10, 2018
Today is World Mental Health Day.
I often find these kinds of distinctions a bit troublesome.