Introduction to Developmental Psychiatry
  • August 8,2021
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Introduction to Developmental Psychiatry

Introduction to Developmental Psychiatry Did you know... That your child’s behavior can be understood, addressed, and corrected? Are you frustrated, burnt-out, and resentful about your child's behavioral problems? The good news is that with some education and hard work you can turn things around. In fact, studies have shown that parent education and guidance can make a big differen...

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A Developmental (Holistic) View of Prescribing
  • August 8,2021
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A Developmental (Holistic) View of Prescribing

  A Developmental (Holistic) View of Prescribing Did you know… That mental disorders are surprisingly common in children and teenagers? According to the National Institute of mental health, up to 50% of children and adolescents meet criteria for a mental disorder in the diagnostic and statistical manual (DSM) by age 18. That means that up to half of children and adolescents...

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The Central Importance of Parenting
  • August 8,2021
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The Central Importance of Parenting

The Central Importance of Parenting There I was, sitting in a public library, and I happened to overhear a conversation between two women sitting beside me. One woman was telling the other about her daughter. She described how her baby girl had been born on the exact same date that her father had passed away. Full of emotion, she explained how for years the anniversary of her father‘s de...

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How Does Play Therapy Work?
  • August 8,2021
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How Does Play Therapy Work?

How Does Play Therapy Work? In a previous article, I explained the theoretical foundation of psychodynamic psychotherapy. I’ll give a brief summary here, but please check out that other article for more detail on the theoretical foundations. Whereas medication and cognitive behavioral therapy focus on symptoms and their reduction, psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on understanding the e...

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What is Psychodynamic Therapy?
  • August 8,2021
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What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

What is Psychodynamic Therapy? Have you ever wondered… If there are deeper issues going on beneath the surface? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place. In this article, I will describe a type of psychotherapy called psychodynamic psychotherapy, which focuses on understanding the deep emotional and developmental issues underlying psychiatric symptoms. But wait! Are...

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What is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)?
  • August 6,2021
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What is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)?

What is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)? I'm sure you've experienced it... The screaming, the whining, the tantruming, and even the aggression. Disruptive behavior and dysregulated mood are very common problems in children, and they are just as challenging as they are common. Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a relatively new diagnosis that was included...

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How to Discipline a Child
  • August 6,2021
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How to Discipline a Child

How to Discipline a Child The issue of how to discipline a child is a very important one. It's not only important for the obvious reason, which is that negative behavior drives you crazy and gets in the way of what needs to happen in real life. On a deeper level, the question of how to discipline a child is important because the process of limit-setting with children is a microcosm of pa...

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What Causes Teenage Angst?
  • August 6,2021
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What Causes Teenage Angst?

  What causes teenage angst? Any casual observer will notice… That teenagers have significant mood swings, rapid changes in their sense of self and others, huge variations in their moral code and ideals, and all sorts of other forms of instability. The question is, what causes teenage angst? Certainly, the surge in hormones must have something to do with it. With the on...

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Why Nature Vs. Nurture is a False Dichotomy
  • August 3,2021
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Why Nature Vs. Nurture is a False Dichotomy

Why Nature Vs. Nurture is a False Dichotomy Nature vs Nurture The age-old question, nature vs nurture, is really a misguided question. It's misguided because it implies that nature and nurture represent a stark dichotomy. On one side of the nature vs nurture debate, there are those who believe that personality, mental illness, addiction, and so on, are dictated by genetics, biology, and n...

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