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How You Can Deal With Excessive Worry and Lower Dementia Risk

Have you ever been so stressed and worried that you forgot an important doctor’s appointment or what you were planning to make for dinner? Imagine if you worried yourself so much for so long that your forgetfulness became dementia. It’s a distinct possibility, especially for women, says psychologist Amy Sullivan, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Medicine … Read More

7 Tips to Beat Back-to-School Jitters

A new school year has arrived with lots of changes for kids — some exciting, some bewildering. Kids have a wide range of concerns about school and so do parents. Different ages, different worries Child psychologist Wendy Cunningham, PsyD, says there are many reasons for kids to get back-to-school jitters. Younger school children may be … Read More

Teens and Anxiety

About 25 percent of 13- to 18-year-old children have generalized anxiety — that’s one in four kids. An even more alarming statistic: Generalized anxiety can start as early as preschool. And the problem seems to be on the rise nationally. We’re not talking about nervous-before-a-test anxiety, but anxiety that affects all aspects of life — … Read More