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Addiction

Is There A Smartphone-Mental Illness Link In Kids? POLL

A 12-year old girl tried to poison her mother with bleach. Why? Allegedly, because mom took away the girls iPhone.

Now, others are saying that smartphones may be causing mental illness in children. In one interview, child psychologist Judy Lynn Evans says that constant exposure to the internet is causing real problems for kids, coining the term "pocket rockets" for smartphones.

Living in a community where children do not have access to the internet vs. working...
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anxiety

Getting Focused On Life, Feelings, Hopes: A Therapy Tool

In recent comments, Lorr, a reader asked to see an example of a personal perspective paper, a therapy tool that can benefit clients who struggle with articulating their experience.

Lorr asks:

I think the PPP is a great idea, I read about it in your book. Do you have a format or samples? I’m not sure how to get started.

How is the PPP different from a biography?

A biography, or autobiography,...
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anxiety

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) For Depression

In 2011 we interviewed John Elder-Robison, author of two bestselling books about being on the autism spectrum, Look Me In The Eye and Be Different. On his blog, John describes his experience with TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and the dramatic changes which occurred with this treatment.

In the past few years, the use of TMS has exploded, and
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anxiety

Stress In Your Child: Useful Resources

Miriam Manela, of , shares signs of stress in children plus some simple ways to address minor stress, here. She's the author, with me ( from Therapy Soup) of The Parent-Child Dance: A Guide to Help You Understand and Shape Your Child's Behavior. In The Parent-Child Dance you'll learn to understand how children's systems deal with stress, how this can affect their behavior, and proven tools and techniques to help your child progress.

The APA...
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