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The Difference Between Empathy and Compassion Is Everything. How Do You Know if Your Child Is Getting Good Care? Finding effective help for emotional and behavioral problems in children can be daunting because there are a number of different kinds of professionals who offer it.

How Do You Know if Your Child Is Getting Good Care?

And the range of treatments available can be even more confusing. How do you know if the person you are seeing is a good choice for your child, and what he or she is recommending is appropriate? We often meet parents whose children have been treated for emotional or behavioral problems who confess that they don't really understand the treatment their child has been getting. Bipolar Disorder and Drug Abuse. It’s very common to find people with bipolar using drugs of one kind or another.

Bipolar Disorder and Drug Abuse

If you were to experience the constant interference, disruption and pain that bipolar brings about, you would understand why one would resort to using drugs. Bipolar disorder makes it hard to get up in the morning, hard to hold a conversation and almost impossible for many to hold down a job. With problems like these it’s no wonder that medication is abandoned in favor of street drugs. You see, medication doesn’t always quite hit the spot. Medical teams and patients spend years trying to find the right balance of medication. Dignity & Living with a Mental Illness. Dignity is easy to take for granted.

Dignity & Living with a Mental Illness

It’s something we assume will be afforded us when we come in contact with the government, a healthcare system, or even strangers on the street. After all, aren’t we all worth of simple respect? Sadly, dignity is one of those things all too often lacking in mental health care and treatment. From the language some people use to label people (“That schizophrenic I treated the other day…”) rather than their behaviors, to how too many doctors and nurses in a hospital turn their noses up at someone with mental health issues.

Anxious Parents Can Learn To Prevent Anxiety In Children. Letting children try something that provokes anxiety can help them learn coping skills, researchers say.

Anxious Parents Can Learn To Prevent Anxiety In Children

iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Letting children try something that provokes anxiety can help them learn coping skills, researchers say. iStockphoto Children of anxious parents are more at risk of developing an anxiety disorder. Therapy and a change in parenting styles might be able to prevent kids from developing anxiety disorders, according to research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry Friday. The researchers, led by psychiatry professor Golda Ginsburg, a professor of psychiatry at UConn Health in Farmington, Conn., looked at 136 families. Mobile.nytimes. Couch is a series about psychotherapy.

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One day several years ago, I spontaneously hugged a patient of mine, Gretchen. It was during a moment in which her despair and distress were so intense that it seemed cruel on a human level not to reach out my arms to her, in the event that she might derive some relief or comfort from an embrace. She hugged me for dear life. Helping toddlers understand emotion key to development.

The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds a federally funded study led by a Michigan State University researcher.

Helping toddlers understand emotion key to development

The study, published in the September issue of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, could ultimately help those most in need. Toddlers with higher risk, specifically those with more behavioral problems and from the most disadvantaged families, benefited most from being taught about emotion by their mothers. "Our findings offer promise for a practical, cost-effective parenting strategy to support at-risk toddlers' social and emotional development and reduce behavioral problems," said Holly Brophy-Herb, MSU professor of child development and lead investigator on the study.

Stop blaming the moon: Intelligent people can develop strong entirely incorrect beliefs. "It must be a full moon" is a common refrain when things appear more hectic than usual.

Stop blaming the moon: Intelligent people can develop strong entirely incorrect beliefs

The moon is even blamed when things get crazy at hospital emergency rooms or birth wards. "Some nurses ascribe the apparent chaos to the moon, but dozens of studies show that the belief is unfounded," said Jean-Luc Margot, a UCLA professor of planetary astronomy. The goosebumps test: Science has found the emotion you need to stay healthy - Association for Psychological Science. New Curriculum Designed To Combat Suicide By Teaching Hope. Photo credit: iFred A new curriculum designed by the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred), Schools for Hope, was created based on research by The Ohio State University that suggests hope is a teachable skill — a vitally important aptitude because hopelessness is the leading symptom of depression and predictor of suicide.

New Curriculum Designed To Combat Suicide By Teaching Hope

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, one out of nine children self-reported a suicide attempt before graduating high school with 40 percent of those children in grade school. That same study found that suicide attempt rates rose steeply at age 12 — around sixth grade — and peaked two to three years later. As a result, iFred designed Schools for Hope specifically to equip children with mental health tools before reaching middle school. The organization maintains a goal of expanding to additional age groups following more testing and development. Carl Jung. Carl Gustav Jung (/jʊŋ/; German: [ˈkarl ˈɡʊstaf jʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), often referred to as C.

Carl Jung

G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology.[2] Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the collective unconscious, archetypes, and extraversion and introversion. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archeology, literature, and religious studies. He was a prolific writer, though many of his works were not published until after his death. A. H. Maslow (1943) A Theory of Human Motivation. Classics in the History of Psychology An internet resource developed byChristopher D.

A. H. Maslow (1943) A Theory of Human Motivation

Engel's law. According to Engel's law, the share of income spent on food decreases, even as total food expenditure rises Engel's law is an observation in economics stating that as income rises, the proportion of income spent on food falls, even if actual expenditure on food rises. In other words, the income elasticity of demand of food is between 0 and 1. The law was named after the statistician Ernst Engel (1821–1896). Engel's law doesn't imply that food spending remains unchanged as income increases: It suggests that consumers increase their expenditures for food products (in % terms) less than their increases in income.[1][2]

Psychology of religion/theism

It's Not Always Depression. The 12 Common Archetypes. The 12 Common Archetypes By Carl Golden The term "archetype" has its origins in ancient Greek. The root words are archein, which means "original or old"; and typos, which means "pattern, model or type". Psych meds. Self harm. The Mentally Ill Are More Likely to Be Victims Than Perpetrators of Violence. Jonathan Haidt — The Psychology Behind Morality. The Fight Within Us » The Documentary. The Fight Within Us: A Documentary by RethinkBPD from Amanda Wang on Vimeo . The name is confusing.The pain is real. The consequences — devastating. Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental illness that has been swept under the rug for far to long, is now coming to the forefront. 16 million Americans are living with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Personality

Is listening to negative lyrics or "angry" music really harmful for my child? Yes — although, surprisingly, the sound of the music has more impact than the lyrics. One study examined how different kinds of music affected the levels of anger and attitudes toward women in teenaged children. Three groups of kids listened to different types of music and lyrics: heavy-metal music with violent lyrics, heavy-metal music with Christian-themed lyrics, and easy-listening music.

The kids who listened to the heavy-metal music, regardless of the lyrical content, developed the same negative attitudes toward women and were more angry than the "easy-listening" kids. How Music Impacts, Helps Our Emotions. Music unquestionably affects our emotions. We tend to listen to music that reflects our mood.

Psychosomatic Disorders. Lucce Lopes de Mello, MDISPEB - Institute for Studies in Psychotherapy and Emotional Body-workToronto, ON. Thoughts Or Feelings? Which Comes First? By Dr. William K.

Depression

Conspiracy theory. Social psychology. Beyond PTSD to "Moral Injury" Harry Harlow and the Nature of Love - Classic Studies in Psychology. Brain Waves During Meditation. Brain Activity During Meditation The brain is an electrochemical organ (machine) using electromagnetic energy to function.

Electrical activity emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brainwaves. Suicide. Hallucinations with Oliver Sacks. Renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks answers your questions about the secret world of hallucinations. The Scientific Backlash Against the D.S.M. Does Psychiatry Need Science? The Strange Case of Melancholia and the D.S.M. The D.S.M. and the Nature of Disease. Somatic vs Psychosomatic Illness. Posted on July 25th, 2013 One of the common questions that I get from people with health problems is how to know the difference if the health problem is somatic (organic) or psychosomatic? To help you get started on find the answer, ask yourself these to questions What would you be doing if you didn’t have these symptoms or problem?

5 Psychological Experiments That Prove Humanity is Doomed.