Archives for May, 2012

anxiety

SmartPhone Vs. Therapist: Take The Test

(Scroll down to take the test.)

Can your smartphone tell you if you have a mood or anxiety disorder? Apparently a new tool called What's My M3, can. (There's one for clinicians called M3 Clinician.)

Our only surprise is that we're not surprised!
One of the developers of the M3 psychiatrist Robert Post, who's the former chief of biological psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health, told USA Today, that "many of...
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Whole-Body Strategies For Autism With Dr. Martha Herbert

"After much thought, I have come to the formulation that autism may be most comprehensively understood and helped through an inclusive whole-body systems approach, where genes and environment are understood to interplay."—Dr. Martha Herbert

writes: Last summer we blogged about a true heroine, a mom named Kathleen who refused to accept the words of the experts who told her that her son most likely would never be free from his autism symptoms....
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When A Mother Has Alzheimer’s

Judy Prescott and Her Mother, Cecy

Important Update: This morning, we received news that Cecy passed away a few days ago. We extend our sympathies to Judy and her extended family.

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In Judy Prescott's book, Searching For Cecy the poet-actress takes the reader on a sad, sweet, but ultimately uplifting journey through eight years of her mother Cecy's life with Alzheimer's.

The gift of great acting involves, among other things, taking another's words and...
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Diet And Schizophrenia: The Link Is More Important Than You Think

Today's PsychCentral report that mothers who are sensitive to gluten have a higher incidence of children born with schizophrenia is not surprising.

For many years, holistic therapists, physicians, and others have noticed correlations between gluten, milk and sugar consumption (and allergies and/or intolerance) and schizophrenia and other brain conditions, including autism.

In this study from a 1988 issue of "Schizophrenia Bulletin," Dr. F. Curtis Dohan noticed that a large number (over 50...
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Got Jelly Beans? Make Art!

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I love jelly beans. They are my favorite candy, pretty much. They look like jewels, they have the most awesome texture, and they taste great. But I never buy them (well, maybe once a year) because I don't feel well when I eat sugar and am easily addicted to it.

A few months ago I got a gift basket containing jelly beans, and I threw them out! If only I had

I wanted to...
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Patient Rights

Speak Up For Kids’ Mental Health

Therapy Soup once again welcomes Dr. Harold Koplewicz, leading advocate for children's mental health:

Dear Friends,

This is it: This week is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and we want to make as big a noise as we can, letting as many people as possible know that we think kids' mental health is as important as their physical health.

I hope you'll join us in making our voices heard, to counter the misinformation and stigma that...
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Ten Signs Your Child Might Have An Anxiety Disorder

As part of our series on National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12) we’ve been posting interviews and information about children and mental health. Today, we’re posting a brief interview on anxiety in children with Jerome Bubrick, PhD, of the Child Mind Institute.

Dr. Bubrick is a nationally renowned cognitive and behavioral psychologist who's a dedicated advocate for children and their families, Dr. Bubrick is a significant public voice educating parents and teachers about...
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