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
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.
When my kids were young, I was envious of other families who had movie nights. I imagined them cuddled up under blankets sharing a bowl of popcorn. In our house, movie night ended with an hour-long tantrum. And so, we avoided watching TV as a family at night. We knew our daughter couldn’t make
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
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
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
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
The world has again been shaken by trauma. Many children will be distressed and confused by what they are seeing, hearing, or experiencing. Our children will be an important part of the healing moving forward but first, we have to bring a sense of safety to their world. The conversations we have with
I am a survivor of severe and repeated childhood trauma that I endured beginning when I was a newborn and lasting until I was 15 years old. The trauma caused me to form a condition known as dissociative identity disorder (DID), what was once known as multiple personality disorder. DID typically develops as a coping mechanism
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.