All teens lose their cool from time to time. But how do you know if your kid’s outbursts cross a line from normal to something more troubling? Intermittent explosive disorder is real. Read our tantrum-taming tips to survive an angry teenager.
To someone with hypochondriasis, a headache means a brain tumor, while coughing must signal lung cancer. The person has lost sight of the difference between true symptoms and obsessing over developing an illness. A psychiatrist explains how to cope.
Living with a compulsive disorder can be lonely and debilitating. Find a balance with these tips.
Your heart races, you’re sweaty and you feel anxious. Get answers to seven key questions about the possible link between menopause and anxiety or panic attacks.
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Even if you love your job or career, some days are stressful. Psychologists say our bodies create stress and anxiety when we start to worry too much about what might happen, before it does. Watch this video for tips to stay calm and productive.
Does your child have chronic pain and associated depression and anxiety? Learn about the relationship between chronic pain syndromes and mental health disorders in children.
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
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
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