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Mental Health

Get Outside to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

By | 2017-06-27T12:20:46+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Health, Nature|Tags: , , , |

You may think when you go out in nature that you are just looking at the beautiful scenery, but being in a "green space" - whether that is a park, trail, or grassy area -  improves your mental and physical wellbeing.   A "green space" is defined as any area that has not been developed and is [...]

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Mental Health (Awareness) Month Resources

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Autism, Depression/Anxiety, Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

May is Mental Health Month. (Or Mental Health Awareness Month, depending on the website.) :) Here are some resources you might find helpful: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): www.nami.org NAMI StigmaBusters is "a network of dedicated advocates across the country and around the world who seek to fight inaccurate and hurtful representations of mental illness". [...]

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Kids with Migraines: Their Mental Health is Fine

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 February 18th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a study by Bruijn, et al. (2010), it was found that compared to healthy children, children with migraines: * do not exhibit more withdrawn behavior * do not have more thought problems * do not have more social problems * do not exhibit more delinquent or aggressive behavior * are not more frequently diagnosed with [...]

Video games are good for girls, if parents play along

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00 February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a synopsis of the study, followed by my questions about it: ScienceDaily (2011-02-02) -- Researchers have conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their [...]

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Judge blocks discovery into aspiring lawyers’ mental health

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Categories: ADHD, College, Depression/Anxiety, News, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Law Journal January 04, 2011 - A federal judge has blocked the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners from digging further into the mental health of class-action plaintiffs who are suing over certain questions on the state's bar admission application. U.S. District Judge Tanya Pratt affirmed on Dec. 23 a magistrate's order prohibiting the [...]

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Delayed Treatment Of Childhood-onset Bipolar Disorder Results In Negative Outcome In Adults

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2007-05-04) -- Bipolar disorder is estimated to affect approximately 1-3 percent of adults, but also can affect children and adolescents. Untreated, this disorder is associated with greater risk of drug and alcohol addiction, interpersonal relationship difficulties, school and, later, work problems, engaging in risky behaviors, and suicide. A study published in the May issue of [...]

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Top 5 Books on Childhood Bipolar Disorder

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 6th, 2010|Categories: Books, Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

These are the top 5 books I recommend on Childhood (Pediatric) Bipolar Disorder. If you have any that you would like to recommend, feel free to leave a comment on this post. 1. Pavuluri, M. (2008). What works for bipolar kids: Help and hope for parents. New York: Guilford Press. My review: Review 2. Greenberg, R. [...]

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Shootings and Television Violence

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 September 16th, 2010|Categories: News, Research, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today a gunman, upset about his mother's health condition, wounded a doctor then killed his mother and himself. The shootings took place at Johns Hopkins hospital. (The news story can be found here.) As soon as I heard that the shooter targeted the doctor because of his mother's health condition, I immediately thought of the gruesome [...]

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