There’s an understandable tendency to portray Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in films. Silver Linings Playbook, Fatal Attraction, and Girl Interrupted are just a few.
It makes sense.
Listen to our podcast episode on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, featuring Susan Sprich, PhD.
Jenny was a 15-year-old high school sophomore who had suffered from depression for six months. Her pediatrician referred her to a psychiatrist, who prescribed Prozac for her depressive symptoms.
Anyone who works in a school can tell you that mental health concerns are an integral part of their job. After all, students need to be at their emotional best in order to perform at their scholastic best. There may be exceptions, but the general rule of thumb is that healthy kids are the best students.
Family therapy emphasizes the idea that a child lives and grows in relationship to others, particularly in relationship to members of his or her own family. There are many different family therapy approaches.
Question: What are the best treatments for ADHD?
Dr. Braaten’s Answer:
ADHD is a disorder (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) that affects the brain and behaviors.
My daughter was diagnosed with Anorexia and the therapist said we’d be getting homework assignments and using a “variety of techniques.
Question: What Are the Treatments for Eating Disorders?
Because eating disorders are complex – and are caused by multiple factors – treatments need to address multiple influences.
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We’re not going to pretend it isn’t so.
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This blog is the second in a series on dyslexia. Topics to be addressed further in include accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to life, school, etc. following diagnosis.