Articles containing: anxiety

Helping Kids Through New School Year Transitions

September 13, 2016


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.

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

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

So, we all know that suicide attempts, suicidal thinking and even the tragedy of dying by suicide increase around the winter holidays.

I mean, that’s, like, a given.

Talking To Children About A Sibling’s Mental Illness – 8 Tips for Parents

April 7, 2016


It seemed like just another Wednesday evening. After the routine disagreements and struggles over homework, everyone sat down together to eat dinner and talk about their day. Afterwards, the twins (a boy and girl, age 9) settled in for a game of Uno while their 14-year-old sister went upstairs to finish her homework.

Are Increased Academic Demands Causing ADHD?

March 29, 2016


The rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have increased considerably in the last 40 years. In fact, in the United States, the prevalence of ADHD has doubled since the 1970s. A number of experts have weighed in on why these numbers may have increased.

Meeting The Challenges Of Tourette’s Disorder: Dan’s Story

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

Helping Your Kids Following Yet Another Terrorist Attack

In light of today’s attack in Brussels, Belgium, we are re-posting this blog we wrote last November (just five months ago) in response to the tragedy that befell Paris. Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives in this most recent nonsensical act of violence.

When Kids Leave Home: Part 2

This is the second blog post in a two-part series on adolescents’ transition to the “real world.”

To view the first blog post, click here. 

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

I love being a mom.

What Is Tourette’s Disorder?

January 5, 2016


Tourette’s disorder has also been called Tourette’s syndrome.

It has also been called simply Tourette’s.

My Child Is Deliberately Cutting Herself: What Do I Do?

December 1, 2015


When I was in the first year of my psychiatry residency, I learned that patients sometimes cut their own skin.

I learned that some people take sharp objects and make (mostly) superficial cuts on their forearms or legs, or elsewhere on their bodies.

Effects of Economic Hardship

November 23, 2015


According to virtually every economic indicator, the United States has slogged its way out of a nasty economic recession. Jobs are more plentiful, wages are up, and people are, overall, doing better.

But, this apparent good news can seem hollow to many people.