Columbia Center for Eating Disorders Conducts Study on Anorexia in Teen Girls

Columbia Center for Eating Disorders Conducts Study on Anorexia in Teen Girls

Columbia Center for Eating Disorders has launched a new research study, Longitudinal Assessment of Teens with Anorexia Nervosa, to research anorexia in teenage girls.

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CVS Health and Northside Center Expand Mental Health Services Across NYC Schools

CVS Health and Northside Center Expand Mental Health Services Across NYC Schools

CVS Health and Northside Center recently announced a four-year partnership with a $200,000 corporate grant from CVS Health to expand mental health clinics for NYC students in low-income neighborhoods.

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Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, Expands Practice in Nyack

Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, Expands Practice in Nyack

Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, now has full-time availability at her Nyack office, which expanded from a part-time location in March.

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6 Reasons Why Me Time is Good for Your Health

6 Reasons Why Me Time is Good for Your Health

Taking 15-20 minutes of me time every day can reduce stress and prevent burnout

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Local Schools React to Controversial Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why'

Local Schools React to Controversial Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why'

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" is causing some local schools to take action to protect students and inform parents.

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Is My Teenager Moody or Is It Depression?

Is My Teenager Moody or Is It Depression?

How can parents tell when teenagers' behaviors are typical adolescent attitudes or something more serious?

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Why I Hated All Nine Months of Pregnancy

Why I Hated All Nine Months of Pregnancy

A mom’s experience with antepartum depression during pregnancy.

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Is Your Child's 'Won't' Really a 'Can't'?

Is Your Child's 'Won't' Really a 'Can't'?

Where to find help when your child's behavioral problems need medical care.

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What Can Parents Do About Bullying?

What Can Parents Do About Bullying?

As parents, we can sometimes feel hopeless when it comes to stopping bullying at school. Here's what you can do if your child is the bully, or if your child is being bullied at school or online.

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How to Parent in the Present Moment

How to Parent in the Present Moment

When Carla Naumburg, Ph.D., realized she needed to stop yelling at her children, she decided to tame the mommy monster by meditating and being mindful by 'parenting in the present moment.'

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The Truth Behind Your Child's Constant Boredom

The Truth Behind Your Child's Constant Boredom

When a child can frequently be described as lazy or bored it means that the child is not fully engaged in his work or play environment. The lazy or bored behavior is a symptom of an underlying concern—a red flag to look deeper.

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How to Recognize Depression in Your Child

Parents who think their teen may be depressed may have a lot of questions. What causes teen depression? What are the signs of teen depression? How can I help my teen who is depressed? Long Island Tutorial Services shares answers to these questions ...

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Q&A with Tina Traster, Mother of an Adopted Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Tina Traster, author and mother to a Russian-adopted daughter with Reactive Attachment Disorder, talks about her "aha moment," warning signs of RAD, how she has treated her daughter's RAD, and what she hopes readers take away from her book on the s...

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Ask the Expert: Braces, Bullying, and Self-Esteem

Ask the Expert: Braces, Bullying, and Self-Esteem

Kids having braces is a common thing these days, so why are they still being bullied? We spoke to Jill M. Emanuele, Ph.D., from the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute to find out why and how we can help build kids' self-e...

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Study Shows Frequent Facebook Use Linked to Eating Disorder Risk

A recent study done at Florida State University shows the link between frequent Facebook use and the risk of eating disorders in girls because Facebook can negatively affect self-image.

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Child Mind Institute Promotes 'Speak Up Sundays' in May

The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, hosts its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign and encourages people everywhere to share stories about mental health issues during #SpeakUpSundays in ...

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What is Panic Disorder and How Can I Cope?

Six million American adults suffer from sudden panic attacks each year. Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D., shares the symptoms of panic attacks and panic disorder, as well as ways to cope with panic attacks and panic disorder.

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Five Signs You've Got Post-Holiday Blues

Five Signs You've Got Post-Holiday Blues

The post-holiday blues are fairly common as the holiday magic wanes and you and your family shift back into your routines. But if feelings of sadness seem so linger or get worse it may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression.

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What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier.

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Helping Your Kids Deal with Disappointment

When your child doesn't make the game winning goal or ace his test, he may feel disappointed. Here's how you can help your children deal with disappointments in a healthy way, including helping them calm down, acknowledge and validate the child's f...

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How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

Experts from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies explain what cognitive behavioral therapies are, common CBT treatment strategies, and what you can expect during and after CBT treatment sessions for anxiety or a related disorder.

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent My Child From Growing Up Too Fast During a Divorce?

After a divorce, children may worry about their parents and feel the need to take on adult responsibilities in the home. An expert offers advice on how to keep your children out of "grown-up problems" and help reduce their anxiety about the process.

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Survey Reveals Most Adults Think Psychiatric Disorders in Children are Underdiagnosed

A survey released today by Parents magazine and the Child Mind Institute shows how the tragedy in Newtown, CT has influenced public opinion on children's mental health issues. The results show that more than half of adults think psychiatric disorde...

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How to Raise Happy Kids

Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In", suffered a breakdown at age 36 after dealing with anxiety and depression throughout his life. Patkin suggests eight ways par...

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Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?

If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experi...

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child's Therapists Are Communicating?

When your child is receiving treatment from multiple therapists and professionals, communication is key. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience offers advice on how to make sure your child's treatment team is talking often and comm...

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Speak Up for Kids Campaign to Help Banish Stigma of Mental Health Care

The Speak Up for Kids campaign, started by the Child Mind Institute, aims to banish the persistent stigma around mental health care, especially among children. Here is how you can get involved in Speak Up for Kids.

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Selective Mutism: Diagnosis, Treatment, and What It Means for Your Child

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder, often mistaken for shyness, that robs a child of the ability to speak in certain social situations. Here, learn about the diagnosis and treatment of selective mutism and how it will affect your child's life.

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Researcher Pinpoints Factors Associated with Teen Self-Harm

A University of Missouri assistant professor of health sciences has pinpointed the factors that lead to teen self-harm and suicide.

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Free Help Line for People Affected by Connecticut Shooting

For those feeling scared or anxious after the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, a health services company offers a free emotional support help line staffed with specially trained mental health specialists.

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Advice for Parents and Teachers Affected by School Shooting in Newtown, CT

The Child Mind Insitute, an NYC-based organization dedicated to improving mental health care for children, offers advice for parents and teachers affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT, including how to help children c...

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How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy in the News

How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy in the News

The American Humane Association offers tips for parents and caregivers to help kids cope with tragic events and violence in the news.

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10 Tips to Keep The Holidays From Stressing You Out

In the midst of the holiday season, you may find yourself loosing steam and getting stressed. Two psychiatrists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share 10 tips to reduce the stress you may be feeling so you can enjoy the holidays more.

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Ask the Expert: Does My Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is more common in teens and young adults, but it sometimes affects children. Here, Dr. Jennifer Collins explains the symptoms of SAD in kids, how to know if your child has SAD, and what to do if you think your c...

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Holiday Makeover: One Mom Gives Permission to Change How You Celebrate

Keeping up with holiday family traditions can be harmful to your health and sanity. One mom encourages you to change how you celebrate and make your family traditions more manageable.

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Meatballs & Memories: How One Daughter Saved Her Mother's Recipes from Alzheimer's

When her mother was diagnosed with early Alzheimer's and began to forget how to make the Italian meals that marked her childhood, Yonkers native Barbara Magro decided to save those recipes by publishing a cookbook, aptly titled "Recipes to Remember."

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Advice for Parents with Procrastination Pangs

Dealing with procrastination woes? Are you putting off important tasks or events. Procrastinating leads to bad habits, relationships suffer, and professionalism declines. Dr. Jay Earley offers tips for breaking your procrastination habit and headin...

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Bullying Prevention: Parents Make the Difference

How the movie "Bully" started a movement to end bullying, and why we as parents need to act on its message.

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Studies Show Yoga Prevents Depression During Pregnancy

One in 5 mothers-to-be experience major depression during their pregnancy. A new study from the University of Michigan shows that mindfulness yoga is a non-medication treatment that significantly reduces depressive symptoms.

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Counseling Facility in Fairfield Helps Struggling Teens

When Carol Passmore and Lisa LaReau worked in schools, they saw a need for a facility that helps the preteens and teens who are slipping through the cracks at school. Connect To Care addresses issues surrounding anxiety, depression, and social and ...

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Eating Disorders as a Coping Mechanism

"Before I Disappear," by Barb Herding, is the fictional tale of 16-year-old Lauren Stafford and the teenagers she meets when she is hospitalized as a result of her eating disorder that has spiraled out of control.

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Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

Eating Recovery Center urges parents to be vigilant about signs of eating disorders in college freshmen as they return home from school.

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Do Males Get Eating Disorders?

Approximately 10 percent of individuals with anorexia or bulimia, and an estimated 40 percent of those with binge eating disorder, are male—and some mental health professionals believe these percentages are increasing.

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How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)

How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)

A New York lawyer, mom of three, and work-life balance expert shares her insights on how to be there for your kids and enjoy time with your family while holding down a full-time job.

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Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About

Going back to school can be stressful for kids, and they might have worries about school that they're not sharing with you. A seasoned teacher offers parents tips on how to start conversations about making friends, fitting in, starting new classes,...

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YouTube and Cutting: A Dangerous Combination for Kids & Teens

On YouTube the most disturbing phenomenon is kids doing hurtful things to themselves and then sharing the videos. A study in the March 2011 issue of the "Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics" highlighted these often graphic videos of adole...

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Maintaining Friendships During Motherhood

Maintaining Friendships During Motherhood

Although it can be all too easy to identify only as "mom" after having a child, it's equally important to make time for the pre-pregancy you. Check out these helpful tips for sustaining a healthy social life with your single friends and fellow moms...

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5 Reasons Why Sports Make You a Better Mom

Avid athlete and author of "Run Like a Girl," Mina Samuels shares why sports and working out are important to a healthy life balance and how working out actually makes you a better mom.

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End Your Child's Test Stress

Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams.

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Working Moms: A Work-Life Balance is Possible with the Right Attitude

Lisa Bloom, author of "Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World," believes busy moms still deserve time to think, to dream, and to revel in their own passions. With wisdom and humor, this TV host and mother encourages all...

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