Category: Mental Health

5 things to know about therapy

The decision to seek mental health assistance is a tough one for many parents. Here is what you can expect. 1.Therapy is work.  You are seeking help because you are feeling overwhelmed and want someone to really appreciate your situation. … Continue reading

Dealing with childhood depression

For children suffering from childhood depression, an approach called “Behavioral Activation” offers promising hope of an effective treatment for this serious disorder. Behavioral Activation focuses attention on changing the child’s behavior, rather than on their feelings or thoughts. Consistent with … Continue reading

7 things I still don’t understand

There are still so many things that I don’t understand. 1. Why are so many kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?  Approximately 11 percent of children ages 4-17 are diagnosed with ADD, a rate that has increased 42 percent … Continue reading

This magic pill is key to children’s health

Scientists recently documented the effectiveness of a pill that dramatically improves the mental and physical health status of children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the results of long-term studies that demonstrated the extraordinary impact of this scientific … Continue reading

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