Postpartum Depression What You Need to Know
You Blog: The Fight for Your Life
You are locked into the fight for your life, and you’re giving it all of your effort. You’re punching, kicking, scratching, hair-pulling, and doing everything within your power to win this fight. And after years and years of battling with every shred of energy you have, you finally reach the day when you win.Read More
Psychologist Spotlight: Virtually Cured
Marat Zanov and Dawn McDaniel each earned Ph.D.s in psychology at USC Dornsife. After following different career paths, the two friends now work together to treat post-traumatic stress disorder using virtual reality software developed at USC.Read More
In the Present Moment: Mindful Meditation
What comes to mind when you think about mindfulness? Some people have a basic understanding of what mindfulness looks like, but few understand how this practice can impact overall functioning. Generally speaking, mindfulness is an awareness of one’s environment.Read More
Healthcare Topics & Issues
Many people find the phrase “psychological assessment” intimidating or confusing. This is because these types of assessments, which are often called psychological tests or batteries, can take many shapes and forms. But what kinds of information do these tests provide? What types of assessments are there and what are they used for?
If you’re thinking about divorcing, you already know how intense your emotions may be. You may also know that these feelings sometimes can lead to decisions or actions that are not in your best interest or, if you are a parent, in the best interests of your children.
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays are often the first to recognize and raise concerns with their pediatricians that their child’s development is not progressing.
Preparing children for hurricane season includes talking to and involving them in the process. Rather than attempting to deny, minimize, or dismiss hurricane fears, be honest and open about how you and your family are coping with the possibility of storms.
When most people think of aging they see a glass that is half-full. No doubt, older adults (typically defined as persons 65 years of age or older) contend with a range of challenges, most of them tied to increasing health problems. However, challenges exist at each stage of the lifespan.