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Anxiety & Depression

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

As the nation continues to face high-levels of stress, families are susceptible to mounting pressures from finances and work. Raising a family can be rewarding and demanding even in healthy social and economic climates, so stressful times can make things much more challenging. Read more ›

Helping Adopted Children Cope With Grief and Loss [downloadable]

Loss is a central theme to adoption, and it is experienced by all constellation members. Losses must be acknowledged, validated, and grieved in order to heal and move forward. If losses are not grieved, the ongoing hurt and pain will negatively impact one’s ability to function and form healthy attachments. Read more ›

More Adolescents Seek Medical Care For Mental Health Issues

Less than a decade ago, the emergency department at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego would see maybe one or two young psychiatric patients per day, said Dr. Benjamin Maxwell, the hospital’s interim director of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Now, it’s not unusual for the emergency room to see 10 psychiatric patients in a day, and sometimes even 20, said Maxwell. “What a lot of times is happening now is kids aren’t getting the care they need, until it gets to the point where it is dangerous,” he said. Read more ›

Students with Disabilities are Almost Twice as Likely to Be Victims of Cyberbullying

Researchers found that almost one third of students with disabilities (30%) have experienced cyberbullying within the past year, as a victim, perpetrator, or both, compared to 20% of students without disabilities. Read more ›

Teen Suicide Is on the Rise. Thoughtful Treatment is Necessary.

Stephanie Doupnik, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia writes about her interactions 27 teens who came to the emergency room seeking care for suicidal thoughts or a suicide attempt. Read more ›

Traumatic Separation in Children and Adolescents [video]

This webinar from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network describes the impact of traumatic separation, attachment, and attachment disruption on children and adolescents. Read more ›

Anxiety and Twice Exceptional (2e) Child [downloadable]

Students who are twice-exceptional (2e) have tremendous intellectual gifts alongside a wide range of possible learning challenges — attention differences, slow processing speed, social immaturity, and/or weak executive function skills, just to name a few of the possibilities. Read more ›

How Music Therapy Can Help Anxious Children

One effective method of providing support for anxiety in children is music therapy, where music becomes the main tool the therapist uses to connect and work with the patient. This kind of therapy has been shown to be effective when treating children and young people living with anxiety based disorders. Read more ›

Teen Suicides Are Increasing at an Alarming Pace, Outstripping All Other Age Groups, a New Report Says

Suicide death rates among teenagers and young adults have increased at an alarming pace in the past decade, according to a new government report.
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Other Concerns and Conditions with ADHD

ADHD often occurs with other disorders. Many children with ADHD have other disorders as well as ADHD, such as behavior or conduct problems, learning disorders, anxiety and depression.

The combination of ADHD with other disorders often presents extra challenges for children, parents, educators, and healthcare providers. Read more ›

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