The Wide Spectrum of Mood Disorders

Spectrum Mood Disorders

The wide variety of emotions, joy, grief and sadness, are an integral part of the rich tapestry of human experience. Without them we would lose part … [Read more...]

Why Must We Grieve?

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When we love someone and they die, it can feel devastating. This seems to be a universal part of our human experience. But why do we have to suffer … [Read more...]

Dealing with Bullies

Kids article on bullying

Bullies are not really brave. Deep inside, they are cowards. However, you do have to be brave to stand up to a bully. There are many types of … [Read more...]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Introduction At one time, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was believed to be fairly rare. When it was diagnosed, it seemed resistant to … [Read more...]

Is It Still Safe to Give Antidepressants to Children and Adolescents?

Is It still safe to give antidepressants to kids

Or...Can Antidepressants Cause Suicide? Fluoxetine, (Prozac)  was the first SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)  to be approved in the … [Read more...]

Bullying Throughout The Life Cycle

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Bullies are frequently the root of disruption, injury and violence in schools and the workplace. Learn how to change the culture of your organization … [Read more...]

ADHD and Comorbidity

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What's Under the Tip of the Iceberg? Many children and adults with AD/HD also experience other difficulties. It seems that having AD/HD makes it more … [Read more...]

Daytrana

Daytrana

Is It Ready for Prime Time? Methylphenidate absorbed through the skin. In 2006, Shire Pharmaceuticals released Daytrana for the treatment of AD/HD … [Read more...]

Asperger’s Disorder

Aspergers

Asperger's Disorder is not widely recognized by the public or by health care providers. What does it mean to have Asperger's Disorder? Do they have … [Read more...]

Why Do We Repeat Our Mistakes

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Vicious Cycles, Bad Habits and Self-fulfilling Prophecies: Why Do We Keep Making The Same Mistakes? Being a creature of habit does have its … [Read more...]

Why does my medication give me side effects?

Many Medications

The cold remedy you take makes you sleepy. The antidepressant gives you a headache. The sinus decongestant makes your heart race. Why are side effects … [Read more...]

Bullies and how not to be one

bullying

Dealing with Bullies and How Not to be One What is a bully? It is someone who takes advantage of another individual that he or she perceives as … [Read more...]