Anxiety

Anxiety in Teens

The age group of tweens and teens is extremely difficult.  Physical changes, hormonal challenges, peer pressure, and emotional disruption can all contribute to the confusion for both the adolescent and parents. What Causes Anxiety in Teens? Professionals don't thoroughly understand the combination of genetics, life events, brain activities, and other...
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Child Development

Infant Toys for Development – Child Psychiatrist Recommends

A new baby usually means wonderful friends and family members bringing in toys.  As the child moves from the first weeks through the next several months, you might want to consider toys that will be fun but also aid in their development. As a child psychiatrist, here are some that...
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Mental Health

Family Counseling: Its Benefits and How It Works

Family counseling, also known as family therapy, is an approach that can help develop and maintain healthy and functional relationships within the family. The goal of this. This type of counseling is to identify and address any issues within the family. Such issues can be behavioral, emotional, or psychological.  ...
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Autism

5 Fun Activities for Autistic Children

Finding activities for autistic children can be a challenge for a parent or caregiver. Autism includes a range of conditions that pertain to a child’s development and how these conditions may affect how an individual may perceive the world and interact with others.  Understanding this condition can help with developing...
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Child Development

Fidget Toys for Kids

As a child psychiatrist, I find fidget toys to be both relaxing as well as therapeutic for children, besides just being a fun. Here are some of my favorite fidget toys for kids: Mozi: This fun metal ring toy can be used to spin from arm to arm and over...
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