Category Archives: Anxiety Disorders

Trust Your Gut

Most all of us have heard this saying. The idea is that if we listen to our gut we are more in tune with our feelings. Well there may really be much more to this than we have thought. In … Continue reading

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A Growing Teen Crisis

A new survey finds that depression is the number 1 cause of illness and disability in teens worldwide. And, though the exact cause is difficult to pinpoint, “Mental health experts have identified a number of reasons for the rise, ranging from … Continue reading

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ADHD/PTSD What happens when they look the same

I have written on this subject before. I have shared personal experiences; my dad dying when I was very young and being diagnosed with ADHD, only to be pretty sure from a place of adult perspective that I probably was … Continue reading

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When chronological age does not match maturity

One of the most common questions we ask children when we meet them is “how old are you?” We ask this as if it will give us magical insights into who the child is, but in reality it only tells … Continue reading

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A personal look at The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder of Hoarding

Most of us like to collect things. Maybe stamps, maybe coins, maybe dolls, or even hot rods. It is pretty much normal to do so. But, what’s normal can become abnormal when your collecting (Hoarding) begins to impact your life … Continue reading

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The many faces of anxiety

Come on, we all feel anxious some times. Tests, blind dates, getting stopped by a police officer…these are the kinds of things that make most people’s heart beat a little faster. But for many, the simple daily things we do are anxiety … Continue reading

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When there are things out children don’t know how to tell us

The number of children who have been sexually exploited/abused is staggering, especially when you consider how often nobody ever even finds out that something has happened.  The reported numbers have dropped over the last two decades, but the figures still … Continue reading

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The challenges of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

All of us have things we want to do or have done ‘just so’. Come on, admit it. There is a right and a wrong way to put toilet paper on the spindle. And the lettuce has to go on … Continue reading

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Sad statistics about Child Neglect/Abuse

According to this article in the Los Angeles Times, “1 in 8 children will experiences some form of maltreatment serious enough to be confirmed by government authorities”. How heartbreaking is that? The research was conducted by Yale University, USC, UC Berkeley, … Continue reading

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PTSD is complicated

Most of us can understand how a soldier who has experienced the violence of battle may have trouble adjusting when coming home to a ‘regular’ life. In this situation most of us can understand how ‘Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’ could be … Continue reading

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