“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~Mary Oliver It’s not news to you that we only get one life. We all know there are no “do overs”. And despite knowing this, many of us spend our lives not fully present. We get stuck in a pattern of living on autopilot—mindlessly going through the day, rushing from one menial task to the other. Our days become ruled by obligations and rigid routines. We’re always distracted, always busy, and forever multitasking. There’s never enough time. We rarely, if ever, pause to check in with ourselves—to truly know how we feel and...
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“My precious,” coos Gollum from the Lord of the Rings, clutching his prized possession, the One Ring to Rule Them All. His obsession to possess the ring drives him slowly to madness. I often wonder, as a clinical psychologist who works with children and adolescents struggling with digital addiction, if the fantasy saga wasn’t in fact a cautionary tale about smartphones and the other ubiquitous, all-knowing gadgets that rule our lives, impinging on our children’s cognitive development, impacting our social relationships, and giving us all a literal pain in the neck. “My 11-year old son has been throwing tantrums and talking back, he is always irritable and seems depressed,”...
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been a controversial diagnosis that began to steadily increase during the 1990’s. Since then, the numbers of children diagnosed with ADHD has risen to alarming numbers. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2016 a total of 6.1 million children between the ages of 2 and 17 were diagnosed with ADHD in the USA. Further, a recent study found that between 2003 and 2011, 2 million additional children were diagnosed with ADHD with 69% of these children currently taking medication (Visser et al., 2014). The diagnosis of ADHD is often prompted by parent and teacher reports of the child’s behavior. A pediatrician, psychologist, or...
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a serious mental disorder that is more prevalent than once thought. About 2 to 3 percent of the population will struggle with OCD at some point in their lifetime (Pittenger, Kelmendi, Bloch, Krystal, & Coric, 2005). Treatment Approaches for OCD To date,a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) are the most effective forms of psychotherapy for OCD. Some researchers understand OCD as an inability to tolerate anxiety. For example, many people experience the compulsion for excessive hand washing as a symptom of OCD. After touching a doorknob, you may feel the urge to wash your hands; just in case...
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety condition that can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Individuals with OCD often experience unnecessary worry – Did I turn the stove off before I left the house? Are my hands clean? Will my family be okay?