Anxiety

Anger Management for Kids

Anger in children can be difficult to manage. Children often do not have the vocabulary to attach to various feeling states. When children feel angry and they have no words to describe the sensations, they will often act out aggressively. Their aggression is usually a means to communicate internal feelings of anger or sadness that..

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Adolescent Depression: A Look from the Developmental Perspective

July 31, 2014 | posted in: Anxiety, Depression, Development, Mental Health, Parenting 101 | by

Adolescent Depression: A Look from the Developmental Perspective Depression during adolescence is a cause of worry for parents because of the impulsivity and general emotional reactivity of teenagers.  Psychologist Erik Erikson is best known for his work on examining childhood issues from a developmental perspective. According to Erik Erikson, adolescents must resolve two major crises..

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What is a Psychopath? A Discussion about Antisocial Personality Disorder

What is a Psychopath? A Discussion about Antisocial Personality Disorder In light of the recent tragedy at University of California, Santa Barbara, commentators and news outlets have been using phrases such as “mentally ill,” and “psychopath” without truly explaining or examining the meaning behind such significant labels. Psychopathy is the pop cultural term for the..

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Why do some people feel anxious after exercise?

February 23, 2014 | posted in: Anxiety | by

The benefits of exercise are always on the top of people’s minds, and recommendations for amounts and timing seem to be constantly changing.  Though exercise is clearly good for the body, some people feel anxious before, during or after workouts. This strange phenomenon is worth taking a look at!  The human brain is a complex..

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Do anxious parents have anxious children?

January 22, 2014 | posted in: Anxiety | by

Anxiety is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) as the fear of that which is not necessarily fearful. Fear, worry and nervousness are at the heart of all anxiety disorders. Given the severity of the symptoms, parents who suffer from anxiety disorders often worry that they will transfer their..

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