Psychiatry Blog

10 Books for Kids with Anxiety
Books for Kids with Anxiety
I am frequently asked by parents for book recommendations for their children struggling with anxiety. There are many great Books for Kids with Anxiety out there, here are a few**: What to Do when You Worry too Much. This is a children’s guide to dealing with their anxiety and is appropriate for younger children (4-12). It teaches them techniques they can use to reduce their worries and anxieties. Wemberly Worried. This is a story of a young
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What is OCD?
What is OCD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, OCD- An Overview Definition of OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder (also called OCD), in psychiatry, is defined as a type of anxiety disorder in which the person has recurring, unwanted and invasive thoughts and ideas (this is the obsession) that make them feel driven to do something to relieve that anxiety (this is the compulsion). Compulsions Common urges (also called compulsions) are things like checking locks, washing hands, praying, counting. Common thoughts (also called obsessions) are things
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What are the Depression Types?
depression types
Depression Types When it comes to depression, there are many names and types that you may have heard. Here, we will discuss some of the different depression types. To read more about what causes depression click here. Major Depression This is also sometimes referred to as major depressive disorder (MDD), major depressive episode, or just depression. MDD is diagnosed when some of all of these are present for at least 2 weeks (for an major depressive episode):
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What Causes Depression in Children and Teens?
What Causes Depression in Children and Teens
Causes of Depression in Kids and Teenagers More than ever, depression in children and teens is a cause for concern due to increased prevalence rates in recent years. Depression rates of children between the ages of 12 and 18 rose from 16% in 2010 to 21.5% in 2015. A startling 26.4% of female students in the study agreed that they often feel depressed. If left untreated, early depression can lead to longer lasting patterns in adulthood as
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Dealing with Winter Depression
Winter Depression
Winter Depression Winter depression is a type of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that surfaces typically as the days grow shorter and colder.  Some people are very aware that each winter they get the “blues”, but, other people are not until they begin to track their mood.   SAD is NOT its own diagnosis rather it is a cyclical subcomponent of one of the three following mood disorders: Major depressive disorder or Bipolar I or II disorder. Typical symptoms
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