Is Your Teenager Experiencing Stress?

A recent US News article, “Teen Stress: How Parents Can Help,” examines some concerns that promote teenage stress. Among the many issues that create tension for teens are anxieties about social pressure, grades, and finding a job. Furthermore, some teens also worry about the stress in their family life, such as their parents’ jobs or marriage. [...]

International Study Reveals Similarities of Some Mental Health Conditions

Dr. Smoller headed an international study that may help treat and diagnose mental health conditions. Researchers throughout the world reviewed a large sample of more than 61,000 chromosomes. The data revealed that Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Attention-Deficit Disorder and Autism have some similarities; researchers are hopeful that the findings can shed light on [...]

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Treating Bulimia

A recent December 2012 article in Counseling Today explores the difficulty of treating bulimia nervosa. The article discusses that patients often fail to realize that binging and purging the body afterwards is not merely driven by the perception of body image. Instead, bulimic patients are attempting to respond to an unwanted emotional state that they never [...]

Disney Eliminates Sugary Ads from Kid’s Television Shows

A 2011 study conducted by Dr. Natalie Pearson and Professor Stuart Biddle confirmed that television commercials for unhealthy snacks influence poor eating decisions. Additionally, Dr. Biddle stated eating in front of the television is distracting and can lead to overeating. In particular, the researchers also noticed that parents may give children snacks to eat while watching [...]