Category Archives: Teens

New PTSD Study Highlights Potential Benefits of Certain Therapies

We are always looking for research that supports the long term benefits of given therapeutic interventions. In this study, reported in ScienceDaily, it is reported “Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies … Continue reading

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Anxiety and Friendship

Anxiety can cascade into so many different areas of someone’s life. Yes, people may feel anxious about all kinds of things and this anxiety may keep them from doing things, even things that they may enjoy. But it can be … Continue reading

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What Lies Ahead for Those on the Spectrum

It is a wonderful thing that we now have so many great interventions for kids on the spectrum. We have learned a lot and now at a very early age, kids on the autism spectrum are receiving lots of services … Continue reading

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The Challenges of More Than One Diagnosis

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is complicated. Because it is a spectrum, you have both low functioning, perhaps non-verbal people and then you have those who may just seem ‘quirky’. They don’t always fit in and are usually (but not always) … Continue reading

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ADHD a Neurological Disorder?

Wow! There is some fascinating new research that is pointing to the possibility that “early-onset brain anomalies” in young children, may be tied to “attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in preschoolers”. The article appears in The New York Times and the result of … Continue reading

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Powerful Article About Mental Health Issues

I’m not going to say much in the way of a ‘lead in’ to this really candid article about one mother’s struggle to help her son, while keep herself and her family safe. Suffice to say, we have seen this … Continue reading

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Alarming Statistics On Teen Suicide

Teens today face so many challenges. Our world is very demanding and extremely stressful. Demanding schedules, high expectations, increased responsibility and all too often a feeling of being disconnected can all leave a teen feeling overwhelmed. Our teens are taking … Continue reading

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What You do Does Make a Difference

As parents we struggle. We often feel stretched beyond our abilities. We have so many demands on us and though we try to do the right thing, but so often feel that it is just not enough, especially when we … Continue reading

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New Autism Research!

I am always amazed by the ever growing body of knowledge that research provides us! This Newsweek article address new blood tests that can identify bio-markers that are linked to autism. The interview/article is quick to point out that this … Continue reading

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A Very Interesting Look at ADHD

I think most of us would say we are familiar with what ADHD is. We probably picture a little boy running wild, unable to sit still, disrupting a classroom and just plain tearing things up.  I would also guess that … Continue reading

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