Podcast: Helping Children Grieve
 When children experience the deep pain of separation or death, it can be extremely healing to learn they are still connected to their loved ones by an invisible string of love. That’s the premise of the children’s book The Invisible String, written by Patrice Karst, today’s guest on the Psych Central podcast. Patrice sits down to talk with Gabe about what sparked her idea for writing this classic book as well as her subsequent books, including The Invisible Leash, a story to help kids deal with the loss of a pet. As Patrice puts it, her books are about love and connection to each other, to our animals...
Source: World of Psychology - March 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Children and Teens Death & Dying General Grief and Loss Inspiration & Hope Interview The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Helping Children Cope with Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety occurs, particularly in children, during times of stress or change. It is characterized by symptoms of insecurity and anxiety when a child must separate from a particular caregiver. Symptoms can intensify well after the initial point of separation and can become very disruptive for both child and parent. Symptoms might manifest as sleep disturbances, tantrums, withdrawal, or other behaviors otherwise atypical of the child.   Having worked in the childcare industry myself, I had seen this difficult and emotional scenario play out firsthand. I had watched many a mama linger tearfully in the doorw...
Source: World of Psychology - January 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bonnie McClure Tags: Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens Parenting Child Development Separation Anxiety Source Type: blogs

Making young minds resilient to disasters
As a pediatrician and a parent, I often think about what I’d do to keep my children safe if we were hit by a storm like Hurricane Dorian, which reduced whole towns in the Bahamas to rubble. Or by a wildfire, like the Camp Fire that burned the town of Paradise, California to the ground. Or how we’d deal with this year’s record-breaking rains that flooded scores of towns throughout the Mississippi River Basin. Disasters like these — which may be getting more dangerous with climate change — can directly harm a child’s body. But what’s less well appreciated is how they can harm our chi...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH Tags: Anxiety and Depression Children's Health Environmental health Source Type: blogs

Separation Anxiety – Should Treatment be Imposed for Conjoined Twins?
by Dominic Wilkinson @Neonatalethics On the BBC News website this week, there is a feature on a pair of conjoined twins from Senegal who are currently living in Wales. They have an extremely rare condition – fused at the lower abdomen they have separate brains, hearts and lungs, but shared liver, bladder and digestive system. […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 24, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Dominic Wilkinson Tags: Clinical Ethics Decision making Health Care Children and Families Critical Care Dominic Wilkinson's Posts syndicated Source Type: blogs

Intensive CBT: How fast can I get better?
A highly effective psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on how our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes can affect our feelings and behavior. Traditional CBT treatment usually requires weekly 30- to 60-minute sessions over 12 to 20 weeks. A faster option now emerging is intensive CBT (I-CBT), which employs much longer sessions concentrated into a month, week, or weekend — or sometimes a single eight-hour session. CBT helps people learn tools to reframe different types of thinking, such as black-and-white thinking (I can’t do anything right) and emotional reasoning (I feel you dislike me, ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soo Jeong Youn, PhD Tags: Adolescent health Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

Anxiety and Addiction
Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a complex condition that affects millions of people all over the world. It is a broad term in itself and can look different on everybody. It is literally defined as: “a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.” Often times, anxiety and addiction can also go hand-in-hand. Much like anxiety, panic attacks can be completely different for everybody who experiences them. You may experience all symptoms, or only some. Some symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks may include: Rapid he...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - September 11, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Anxiety Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment Source Type: blogs

Anxiety in children
While summer offers preschool and elementary school children a welcome break and chances to navigate new friendships and activities, it can trigger anxiety in children upset by unstructured time, changes in routine and friend groups, and transitions involving new faces and places. Separation anxiety, social anxiety, and specific phobias are instantly recognizable: a sobbing child clings to a parent, refusing to set foot inside day care; a socially anxious child worries about attending a birthday party because “nobody will play with me;” or a child is so terrified by insects that simple summer fun like a nature ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Francesca Coltrera Tags: Anxiety and Depression Children's Health Mental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

Psychologist Dr. Yip Speaks on Border Crisis & Its Impact on Children
The ongoing border crisis remains, despite fading from the front pages of news websites and newspapers. Thousands of innocent children, brought to the border by desperate parents trying to escape poverty and violence, remain separated from their families. This separation will likely have a life-long impact on most of these children. Dr. Jenny Yip is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, as well as a nationally recognized OCD and anxiety expert. Dr. Yip has dedicated her professional career to treating families and individuals with severe OCD and anxiety disorders. She knows a thing or two about how anxiety can affect a...
Source: World of Psychology - July 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Children and Teens General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy border crisis Emotional Impact jenny yip Source Type: blogs

How Being Open about Bipolar Disorder Affects Friendships
Bipolar disorder can have many co-occurring diagnoses. Today I am going to discuss just two of my co-occurring diagnoses and give you an example of each of them and how they would have affected my friendships, if I wasn’t open about having bipolar disorder with my friends. I think you will agree with me that the fact that I am open about having bipolar disorder with my close friends is something that has benefited me on my path to recovery for mental health. I have bipolar delusions. Bipolar delusions are a tricky thing. They change your perception and the way you see the world, and others around you. They make you ...
Source: World of Psychology - May 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tosha Maaks Tags: Bipolar Friends Personal Relationships Stigma bipolar delusions Bipolar Disorder Communication Depressive Episode Friendship losing friends Making Friends Manic Episode Paranoia Perception Separation Anxiety uncommon sympto Source Type: blogs

Is Your Toddler Struggling with Anxiety? What You Need to Know
Anxiety issues can start early. Very early. In fact, you can spot the signs in toddlers. Which is important because contrary to what many people believe, anxiety struggles don’t dissipate with age. Kids don’t grow out of their anxiety. Instead, their anxiety simply morphs into other behaviors. According to Janine Halloran, a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in kids and teens, separation anxiety may turn into refusal to go to school. Kids also start coping with their anxiety in unhelpful, unhealthy ways. For instance, they might develop specific rituals when getting out the door for school, said ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens Disorders General Parenting Self-Help Anxious Children Avoidance Separation Anxiety Toddlers Worry Source Type: blogs

Four Tips To Ditch Your Smartphone Addiction for Good
You're reading Four Tips To Ditch Your Smartphone Addiction for Good, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The modern world has brought to us an unparalleled quality of life that our ancestors could have never dreamed of. Instantaneous communication with other people, information at the click of a button, and on-demand movies are just a few of the offerings on the modern buffet table. For most people, all or most of these conveniences are accessed through their cellphones. There's no problem with this...unti...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sim Campbell Tags: featured self improvement digital detox modern life pickthebrain smartphone addiction Source Type: blogs

The Reality of Preschool Anxiety Disorders
Most people think that younger children can’t have anxiety. They think that because children do not have much of a life experience, what do they have to be anxious about? The truth is very different. Almost 20% of pre-schoolers (aged 3 to 4) have an anxiety condition. Anxiety can be linked with depression and problems with behavior and sleeping. Due to this, it is important to treat the condition as early as possible. A study published in the ‘Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology’ explores diagnosis of anxiety in pre-schoolers using structured interviews. This included both the pre-schooler...
Source: World of Psychology - June 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Andrés Fonseca Tags: Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens Sleep Students Success & Achievement Anxious Thoughts Childhood Anxiety Coping Skills preschool school pressure Source Type: blogs

Picture Time!!!!
Since I have been home alone for quite awhile, my dog is absolutely my best friend. They say dogs get separation anxiety, but I think I get it worse when I have to leave him than he does! He was a rescue dog, and the stickers that say "Who rescued who?" is very true in my case. He was a present for Valentine's Day three years ago, and Mark and I both know he will never be able to outdo the Bailey gift!:)Here are some pictures of my little guy (6 pounds) and goofy ones of me that I send to my husband "trying" to be sexy but he just laughs and says that is so not me to do that. Does trying count?:)Bailey ...
Source: bipolar.and.me - March 12, 2014 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

Dog Sitting: Fighting Separation Anxiety
Most dogs have at least a little separation anxiety when their owners are out of town. Part of being a pet sitter is fighting for the mental wellbeing of the dog. These three methods have helped me tremendously in keeping the stress at bay.Contributor: Hannah C. MathiotPublished: Nov 20, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 20, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

Anxiety treatment app from Mayo Clinic: "Anxiety Coach" ($5)
"Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach is designed to help people start mastering their fears and worries one step at a time. Watch this video to learn more about this iOS app and whether it might be helpful for you." For more information go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anxietycoach/id565943257 Description Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach is a comprehensive self-help tool for reducing a wide variety of fears and worries from extreme shyness to obsessions and compulsions. Anxiety Coach helps you make a list of feared activities and then guides you through mastering them one by one. Through this experience you can increas...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - September 13, 2013 Category: Professors and Educators Tags: Mayo Clinic Apps Psychiatry iPhone iPad Psychology Source Type: blogs

Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them
As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week’s post I’ve got your solution. But first a little fun fact. Strange but true: whether or not your toddler awakens you, each night you’re almost certainly waking up about every hour or so – nearly everybody does. The difference is that most of the time you go right back to sleep. Why, oh why, doesn’t your baby do the same? A couple of things are at play here: The first is that your baby is just about to learn to walk, and secondly, separation anxiety generally peaks around this time. Since your ba...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - August 7, 2013 Category: Pediatricians Authors: Dr. Alan Greene Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Newborn & Baby Sleep Sleep Habits Toddler Toddler Sleep Top Sleep Top Toddler Source Type: blogs

Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them
Dr. Greene’s take on toddlers and sleep… As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week’s post I’ve got your solution. But first a little fun fact. Strange but true: whether or not your toddler awakens you, each night you’re almost certainly waking up about every hour or so – nearly everybody does. The difference is that most of the time you go right back to sleep. Why, oh why, doesn’t your baby do the same? A couple of things are at play here: The first is that your baby is just about to learn to walk, and secondly, separation ...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - August 7, 2013 Category: Child Development Authors: Dr. Alan Greene Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Newborn & Baby Sleep Sleep Habits Toddler Toddler Sleep Top Sleep Top Toddler Source Type: blogs

Neophilia.
Gracious. Has it been nearly a month?There's been a lot going on.ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER ONE: I have a new boss.Not only do I have a new boss, I have a *fantastic* new boss. The honeymoon period is long over; I've worked with this person in a boss-capacity for going on two years now.This boss, unlike the last boss, does not say things like "All vasoactive drugs are the same" and "I don't see why you're worried about your skills; you're a critical-care-trained nurse, right?" and "*I* had to work a whole twelve hours twice this week, so why can't *you* come in for a couple of extra shifts?"All of wh...
Source: Head Nurse - June 19, 2013 Category: Nurses Authors: Jo Source Type: blogs