popular topics in mental illness

  • Kids
    Depression
    Understanding Depression
    Understanding Depression Depression is one of the most common and most misunderstood illnesses. Many people think that if they are feeling depressed, they should just be able to get over it by themselves. When depression becomes severe, this isn...
  • Kids
    Depression
    What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed
    What to Do When a Friend Is Depressed You know that these school years can be complicated and demanding. Deep down, you are not quite sure of who you are, what you want to be, or whether the choices you make from day to day are the best decisions...
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    Anxiety Disorders
    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
    Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience ...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Coping With ADHD
    ADHD and Mentally Disabled
    Read some suggestions on how to help a child who is mentally disabled and ADHD. ...
  • School and Learning
    Facts About Lds
    LD and Depression
    Learn what to do when you suspect depression in your child with LD. ...
  • Kids
    Depression
    Former Teacher Worried About Depressed Student
    The best thing this teacher can do is encourage the former student and his parents to seek professional counseling. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz: Part Two
    Find out the technical names of your fears with this fun quiz! ...
    Shmuel Ross
  • School and Learning
    Signs and Symptoms of ADHD
    Five-Year-Old Is ADHD and Oppositional
    Find out what steps to take when your child is exhibiting oppositional-defiant behaviors. ...
  • Kids
    Tourette's Syndrome
    Do Tics Indicate Tourette's Syndrome?
    If you fear that certain tics in your child may indicate Tourette's Syndrome, schedule an examination by his doctor. ...
  • Kids
    Bipolar Disorder
    Is My Daughter Bipolar?
    A complete psychological evaluation can rule out serious emotional problems, but it's also helpful to learn all you can about good parenting. ...
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    Anxiety Disorders
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School Childhood anxiety has become more pronounced and prevalent in our children. In fact, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, one in eight children has an anxiety dis...
    Rebecca Henry, M.A., LMHC
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Giftedness
    Is Giftedness Linked to GAD?
    There is not much research at this point that examines the possible connection between generalized anxiety disorder and giftedness. ...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Giftedness
    Gifted and Depressed
    Gifted persons of any age can perceive situations more intensely, and the outcome is sometimes depression. ...
  • Kids
    Anxiety Disorders
    Psychosomatic Trouble
    When your daughter's worries are making her sick, that's an illness as real as anything else. ...
  • Academic Achievements
    Under Pressure! 7 Tips for Managing School-Related Anxiety
    Many kids are feeling intense pressure to excel, thanks in part to changes in homework and testing, a focus on college admissions from an earlier age, plus new forms of social pressure. Feeling a bit of stress can keep kids focused and motivated ...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Coping With ADHD
    Mom Thinks Eight-Year-Old Is Depressed
    When you think your child is depressed, but the school psychologist and pediatrician disagree, what should you do? ...
  • Kids
    Anxiety Disorders
    Overcoming a Phobia
    Phobias can be very difficult to overcome, but help is available. ...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Giftedness
    Gifted and Suicidal
    Gifted children often have social issues that are just as challenging -- and trickier to fix -- than educational issues. ...