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ADHD or Early Interpersonal Trauma?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in ADHD, The Wire |

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...

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Treatment Approaches for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Dr. Fabiana Franco

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Obsessive Compulsive, The Wire |

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...

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Stop Procrastination and Eliminate Anxiety – Here’s How by Dr. Alicia H. Clark

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Anxiety, Building Resilience, School Concerns, Stress | 0 comments

It doesn’t take long for procrastination to catch up with you, leaving you vulnerable to pangs of acute anxiety, and self-frustration. This isn’t an uncommon time for people to seek psychological help for their symptoms, and in particular, their anxiety.

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Learning Self-Compassion by Dr. Jackie Henry

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Culture & Society, Stress, The Wire, Women’s Health |

Compassion is a desirable quality, one we try to cultivate in our children, toward our friends and family and within our local communities. When a friend is feeling down or discouraged, we don’t hesitate to comfort them and offer words of understanding. Yet when it comes to our own experience, many find it difficult to turn this compassion inward.

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