Psychiatry Blog

Depression Medications – An Overview
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Depression Medications – An Overview of Options Antidepressants Antidepressants as they are commonly called, are used to treat depression as well as multiple anxiety disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  There are multiple classes of depression medications including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) tricyclics (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), dopamine reuptake inhibitors, and a few others that are unique and don’t fit into any of the
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What are the Causes of Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
obsessive compulsive disorder in children
Causes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) presents in childhood or adolescence in about 50% of all cases.  It is a disorder that his known to cluster in families and have a strong genetic component. It is estimated that about 1 to 3% of the population in the United States (about 3 million people) have OCD.  The typical age of onset is between 9-11 years in males and 11-13 years in girls. In children, OCD
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How to Help Kids with Anxiety
How to Help Kids with Anxiety
Ways to Help you Child with Anxiety Children Can Have Anxiety Many adults incorrectly think that children cannot possibly have trouble with anxiety or worry, as a child’s life is often viewed as being free from common stressors like financial troubles or job security. However, many types of anxiety that adults experience are also seen among children including social anxiety, separation anxiety, and phobias. Nearly 20% of children experience at least one type of anxiety, however only
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9 Anxiety Books for Teens
Anxiety Books for Teens
I am frequently asked by parents for book recommendations for their teenagers struggling with anxiety. There are many great options out there, here are a some of them**: The Anxiety Workbook for Teens. This book is one of my favorite Anxiety Books for Teens. It contains a series of activities for teens to help them learn to cope with and reduce anxiety.   My Anxious Mind. This book walks teens through both being able to recognize their
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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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