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Mental Health During COVID-19: Signs Your Teen May Need More Support

The stress, fear and uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic can wear anyone down, but teens may have an especially tough time coping emotionally. Feeling depressed, hopeless, anxious, or angry during the COVID-19 pandemic may be signs they need more support during this difficult time. How your pediatrician can help Staying in touch with your pediatrician is more important than ever

By |2020-07-31T09:54:24-08:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Worry

Fears about COVID-19 can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re already living with an anxiety disorder. But you’re not powerless. These tips can help you get through this stressful time. Understanding your anxiety It’s a frightening time. We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down.

By |2020-07-29T11:10:03-08:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Stress About COVID-19 Keeping You Awake? 6 Tips for Better Sleep

Stress and anxiety can make getting a healthy amount of sleep each night more difficult. Regularly getting enough quality sleep is an important component of your physical and mental health. Sleep deprivation can reduce your immune system and increase inflammation in the body, making you more vulnerable to illness. All data and statistics are

By |2020-07-29T11:03:25-08:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

5 Simple Tips to Help Manage Social Anxiety After Leaving Lockdown

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Getting back into a social routine after isolating may bring about anxiety. Socializing at your own pace and practicing self-care can help ease social anxiety. All data and statistics are based

By |2020-06-30T10:43:05-08:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

FDA Permits Marketing of First Game-Based Digital Therapeutic to Improve Attention Function in Children with ADHD

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted marketing of the first game-based digital therapeutic device to improve attention function in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The prescription-only game-based device, called EndeavorRx, is indicated for pediatric patients ages 8 to12 years old with primarily inattentive or combined-type ADHD who have demonstrated

By |2020-06-22T08:44:20-08:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Cope with Impulse Control Issues in Kids and Adults

Impulse control issues refer to the difficulty some people have in stopping themselves from engaging in certain behaviors. Common examples include: gambling stealing aggressive behavior toward others A lack of impulse control may be associated with certain neurological disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It may also be related to an intersecting

By |2020-06-22T08:19:36-08:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Bipolar Disorder: My Experience, My Own Words

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. To me, this means that I experience moods at a more extreme level than the average person. This does not mean that I have terrible mood swings one day and bounce back the next day. It's not that sudden. I have had some friends admit their curiosity about the nature of my illness.

By |2020-05-29T14:22:00-08:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments