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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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Active Listening & Couples

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Actively Listening

ACTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUIRES ONE PERSON TO TALK AND THE OTHER TO LISTEN..AND BOTH TO DO THEIR PART WELL Listening is the other half of communication. Our first though, when we think about communication, may be to consider the speaker’s ability to convey ideas effectively. What we forget is that without a listener the speaker may as well be talking to …

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Anxiety or Worry – Part 4

Anxiety, Anxiety Therapy

Panic Attacks 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 sufferer may experience chest pains, the feeling of smothering, dizziness, heart pounding, depersonalization, …

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Anxiety or Worry – Part 3

Depression Therapy & Anxiety Therapy

Those who deal with anxiety in a positive way usually have: • a sense of self-determination • a feeling of involvement in life’s experiences, and • an ability to change negative into positive thinking. Self-determination refers to a personal ability to control or adapt to the events of everyday living. A great deal of anxiety is perpetuated by how we …

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Worry or Anxiety – Part 2

Counseling Anxiety

Many treatable conditions are associated with worry. For some people, worry is simply a habit or an entrenched way of dealing with life’s conflicts. But for others it is a symptom of an underlying condition which may be amenable to psychotherapeutic and/or medication intervention, such as : Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs when a person has endured, for at least six …

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Worry or Anxiety – Part 1

san diego anxiety counseling

It’s a good thing that almost all of us worry. Think of worry as a built-in alarm device. When it is used wisely, it alerts us to danger and prompts us to navigate our way through a maze of solutions to life’s various problems. We need to think through our options when we are faced with problems, weighing the benefits …

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Depression & Therapy

San Diego Depression Counseling for Children

Recent research shows that depression is far more of a social problem than a biological condition. The rapid rise of depression sufferers can be explained by the family, and the social environment. Unfortunately it doesn’t just affect one member of the family and then stay contained within him or her. Depression affects others through relationships. It wreaks havoc and destruction …

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Are You Anxious?

Anxiety, Anxiety Therapy

Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge? Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities? Are you overwhelmed by fears that you know are irrational, but can’t shake? Do you avoid situations or activities because they cause you anxiety? Do you experience unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic? If you identify with several of the following signs …

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Tantrums & Brain Integration

Has your 2 years-old child thrown a tantrum in the middle of a store? Has your 4 years-old refuse to get dressed? Does your fifth-grader mope on the bench instead of playing on the field? Believe it or not, a lot of it has to do with the many parts of their brain. Our right and left brain are not …

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Screening Children for Depression

San Diego Child Therapy

Screening Children for Depression at Age 12 The US preventive Services Task Force recently released their recommendation for screening children for depression starting at the age of 12. This recommendation was previously made in 2009 and as in 2009, the task force continued to conclude that they don’t have enough evidence to recommend the same screening for children 11 and …

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