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9 ways to stimulate social and emotional development in your child with ASD: A Marte Meo Perspective

When your child is diagnosed with a developmental disability like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it can generate an array of emotions in a parent; anger, fear or anxiety. Perhaps even relief that there

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What does it mean to be addicted?

The way we tend to think about addiction doesn’t usually awake sympathy or empathy. We connect it to the weakness of the mind to fight the temptation we are faced with. We seem to think that this is

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How Kids with Autism Think and Learn: A Guide for Parents

You may have heard the saying, “If you’ve met one child with autism, you’ve met one child with autism.” This is a popular saying because kids with autism can be so different from one another. In

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The Signs of Anxiety: Could Anxiety be Wreaking Havoc on Your Life?

It is extremely important to know the signs and symptoms of anxiety at various life stages so you can ensure that you and/or your loved ones receive the care they need to live happy and productive lives,

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Paternal Postpartum Depression Guide

Did you know, if your partner is depressed after the birth of your baby, then there’s a 50% chance you will be too? Paternal depression just isn’t talked about, so it can be difficult for men

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The Difference Between Anorexia and Bulimia

Eating disorders are actually considered psychiatric or psychological conditions. In addition, they are more prevalent in teenager, than in adults. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,

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Night-Eating Syndrome or Night-Binging Disorder

Night-eating syndrome (NES), also referred to as night-binging disorder (NBD), is a misunderstood eating disorder that is often linked to the binge-eating disorder (BED) – even though the two conditions

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The Truth About Dyslexia

According to Sally Saywitz M.D., co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity and author of the best-selling book Overcoming Dyslexia: “Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in reading

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My Experience With Bulimia

Eating disorders affect people differently, but bulimia is one of the most devastating conditions for your relationship with food in the long-term. This disorder has affected at least 1% of the population

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5 Best Weighted Blankets – Clinical Psychologist Reviews Top Picks

Suffering from anxiety? If so, have you thought about trying a weighted blanket? As a clinical psychologist I will be happy to share all of the ins-and-outs with you, so you can determine if these blankets

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ADHD: What You Need to Know

From time immemorial adults have envied the energy, passion and spontaneity of children. For the same amount of time, adults have complained about those same qualities. It wasn’t until the late 1800’s

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Being a Mom with ADHD

Becoming a parent was one of my proudest moments. From the time the strip turned blue until I was heading into the birthing room, I was in a flurry of preparation. I was preparing for this little person,

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The Signs of ADHD By Life Stage: Kids, Teens, and Adults

There are more than 3 million cases of ADHD in the United States every year, making it a very common medical condition. The fact that so many people suffer from it makes recognizing the signs of ADHD in

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Guide

Autism symptoms vary from person-to-person, but symptoms may include communication and social interactions problems and behavioral issues. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

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Binge Eating Disorder

What is Binge-Eating Disorder? Binge-eating disorder (BED) belongs to a family of eating disorders. It generally develops during childhood and varies in severity, risk-level, and outcome. Signs and Symptoms Binge-eating

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The Psychological Effects of ADHD in Children (Anger, Anxiety, More)

“Six out of 10 children with ADHD receive psychosocial treatment at some point in their lives.” ~Centers of Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) So, there is a good chance that your child is “lashing

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Bulimia Nervosa Guide: Symptoms, Warning Signs, Causes, & Treatments

Approximately 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. ~ National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.  Written by: Dr Kim Langdon

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9 Ways to Help Your Child with ADHD be Successful at School

ADHD in School Age Children Did you know that approximately 11% (about 6 million) school-age children from the ages of 4-17 are diagnosed with ADHD? U.S. Department of Education. (2003). Identifying and treating

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Anorexia Nervosa Guide: Symptoms, Risks, Prevention, and Treatment

“Anorexia is the third most common chronic disease among young people, after asthma and Type 1 diabetes.” ~National Eating Disorder Association Written by: Dr Kim Langdon MD Reviewed by: Dr. RY Langham

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Moms With Low Support From Partner & Family – At Risk for Depression

Low level of social support is commonly cited as a risk factor for postpartum depression. For example, an early review by Michael O’hara and Annette Swain in 1996 (1), reported that, among other

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The Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children

Though it is not something we like to consider, the fact is that children can develop the same mental health problems as their adult counterparts. Knowing how to recognize these symptoms and support your

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Postpartum Depression: What Every New Mom Needs to Know

One of the tragedies of postpartum depression (PPD) is that most women who suffer from this illness, do not realize what they are going through, so they end up experiencing needless pain for months and

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Postpartum Anxiety: What You Need to Know

About 13% of new mothers suffer from postpartum anxiety, yet most people are not aware of the symptoms and most cases are ignored.  In this article we explain what postpartum anxiety is, what the risk

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Postpartum Psychosis: A Complete Guide

Most people have heard of the terms, “postpartum depression” and “anxiety.” In addition, most new health professionals have been specifically trained on how to properly identify the signs and symptoms

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Case Study: How I Helped My Preteen Daughter Slim Down (No Diets)

We all want to do what’s best for our child — after all, we’re their ultimate support system and role model. Our actions during their development, can greatly influence their well-being. Based

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My Experience With Postpartum Depression

You think this is something that happens to others, that you are somehow immune. I became pregnant with my first child when I was 28, after having been married for two years. We had planned it, the timing

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Postpartum OCD: Why We Need to Talk About It

Everyone knows that new mother’s are susceptible to postpartum depression.  But did you know that postpartum OCD is also very common? Most people don’t, and that’s exactly why we need

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