Psychology Around the Net: December 7, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what to do if you think your child is at risk for mental illness, why self-regulation is so important for people with ADHD, the symptoms of problematic smartphone use, and the mental and physical fatigue that often accompanies chronic illness, and more.     Does Mental Illness Run in Families?: What should you do if you suspect your child is at risk of developing a mental disorder — especially when mental illness runs in your family? According to psychologist Scott Bea PsyD, an important first step is helping your child build resilience, a personality trait that helps children deal with the emotions caused by their thoughts. He goes on to suggest simple steps parents can do to help their child be emotionally strong before any real symptoms emerge.  Self-Regulation: The Skill to Master if You Have ADHD: Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and manage your thoughts and emotions in a way that helps you adjust your behaviors to always be moving toward what you want — rather than what you don’t want. The trait of self-regulation is especially important for people with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, ACC, says, “Many of my clients tell me that they know what they need to do but, for one reason or another, they just don’t do it. This is where the importance of self-regulation comes into play.” She goes on to share specific ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: ADHD and ADD Anxiety and Panic Autism Children and Teens Depression Disorders Family General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Psychiatry Psychology Psychology Around the Net Research Asd Bipolar Disorder Source Type: blogs

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