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Ways Your Loved Ones May Be Hiding Their Depression

Introduction Many people suffering from depression do so in silence. In light of the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, we’ve once again kicked off a widespread discussion about suicide and mental illness—and how insidious some conditions, depression specifically, can be. According to a 2012 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only […]

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A Psychologist’s Advice for Coping the First Time You Lose a Family Member

Introduction It’s estimated that in the time it took you to read this sentence, four people died (about two people per second). With death, it’s a matter of when and how, not if, it will come. However, despite its inevitability, it remains one of life’s harshest realities. No matter how distant it might feel during

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Is your child suffering from screen addiction: digital separation anxiety?

Introduction You don’t have to go very far to find a kid or teen with their face buried in a cell phone or tablet. Experts are warning parents the abundance of screens in today’s society is harming the physical and emotional wellbeing of the children using these devices the most. There’s even a term for it:

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How to Deal with Health Anxiety During COVID-19, and Beyond

During a pandemic, it’s normal to be vigilant about your health. But what’s the difference between a healthy level of caution and anxious preoccupation? Mental health experts weigh in. Does every sniffle, throat tickle, or headache twinge make you nervous, or send you straight to “Dr. Google” to check your symptoms? Particularly in the coronavirus (COVID-19) era,

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Anxiety’s Grip: The Silent Epidemic Devouring Our Teenagers

As a horror author, I have created countless monsters that terrify my readers. However, the real monster that is silently taking over our society is anxiety, especially among teenagers. Anxiety is a silent epidemic devouring our young ones, and we need to start paying attention. While some level of anxiety is normal and even necessary for survival,

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Exploring the Role of Genetics in Children Anxiety Disorders

Children with anxiety can be found everywhere, from the playground all the way to the classroom. True that sometimes, it’s just a phase, but for others, anxiety can be a pervasive and debilitating condition. While environmental factors certainly play a role, there is increasing evidence that genetics may also be involved in the development of anxiety disorders in children.

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The Psychology of Anticipation: Why the Holidays Never Live Up to Our Expectations

I spend most of the year looking forward to the holidays—twinkly lights, fireplaces, champagne flutes… all of it. I decorate obsessively, and I start planning gifts well before Halloween. Something about devising sparkling tablescapes and laying out my velvet holiday dresses brings me pure, enamored joy like nothing else—including the holiday itself. My family and

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ADHD or Anxiety? Differentiating Symptoms and Providing Effective Support

Do you ever feel like your mind is constantly racing? Or that you can’t seem to focus on any one thing for very long? These are common symptoms of both ADHD and anxiety, two conditions that can often be mistaken for one another. However, despite their similarities, these conditions require different approaches to treatment and support.

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