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Antidepressants, Children & Adolescents

The use of antidepressants with children and adolescents is not well supported in the literature Studies continue to be done trying to figure out whether to use antidepressants with children and adolescents and, if so, which specific antidepressant to use. That was the main question in the recent network meta-analysis conducted by lead researchers, Andrea Cipriani, PhD, associate professor, Department …

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Overcome Stress, Pace Yourself

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Pace, Prioroties & Purpose

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Pace, Prioroties & Purpose Some Steps to Taking Ownership of Your Time – Take a periodic review of what is important in your life. Reflect on how you have spent the past month or year, what you have accomplished, and how it fits into what you want in your life. …

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What About Depression?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Treating Depression Everyone feels sad from time to time. It’s only natural. Most people go through blue days or just periods of feeling down, especially after they experience a loss. But what experts call clinical depression is different from just being “down in the dumps.” The main difference is that …

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Life After the Affair

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis Although many marriages are unable to survive infidelity, some do – and many of the surviving marriages emerge stronger after the crisis of infidelity. The first course of action when you learn about your partner’s infidelity is to find a professional therapist who can be with you …

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Tantrums, Meltdowns, & Aggression

Is your toddler throwing tantrum in the middle of a store? Does your preschooler refuse to get dressed? Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives challenging? No—it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! When you understand how your child brain is wired and how it matures you will be able to handle the meltdowns and aggravation more skillfully. …

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Assertiveness Tips

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Assertive Communication

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Assertive Communication Some Everyday Assertiveness Tips Recognize that people are responsible for their own behavior. It is not helpful to blame other people when they choose not to do things that you need or want. You can assertively tell another person what you feel about a situation, but then it …

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Directing Anger Toward Others

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Anger

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Anger Those who were told in childhood to avoid anger may never come to know what their anger is all about. Thus, they fear the emergence of angry feelings and when their anger is triggered, they may find themselves out of control. Indeed, for those who are unfamiliar with anger, …

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Treating Anxiety

New research suggests that individual cognitive-behavioral therapy may be more effective than pharmacotherapy and self-help interventions for treating adult patients with social anxiety disorder. According to the lead author, Evan Mayo-Wilson, DPhil, “There’s a push in a lot of healthcare services to move towards a stepped-care model, where you’re trying to save money by doing therapy in groups. But we …

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What About Panic Attacks?

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety One of the most debilitating manifestations of anxiety is the panic attack. These dramatic episodes of anxiety seem to come out of the blue and happen even when there is no real danger. They are usually intense for a few minutes and then subside. The …

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Using Anxiety as a Clue

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Dealing With Stress And Anxiety Anxiety can be helpful when it prompts us to take action to solve a problem. We can use our anxiety as a clue, in fact, that there is a problem, and that we need to confront it. Public speakers, athletes, and entertainers have long known …

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