Sensory Friendly Clothing for Kids

When it comes to sensory sensitivities or sensory processing issues, clothing is one of the irritants I am asked most about as a child and adult psychiatrist. Children with sensory issues may face challenges in processing and responding to sensory stimuli in their environment. For individuals with sensory issues, clothing...

16 Books for Kids with Anxiety (Updated for 2023)

Anxiety Books for Kids I am frequently asked by parents for book recommendations for their children struggling with anxiety. Picking a kids anxiety book can be a helpful tool in managing anxiety and promoting mental health. Here are some tips on how to choose the right one: Age-appropriate: Make sure...

9 Handwriting Practice Tips For Kids

Developing good handwriting is an important skill for every child to learn. For some kids, this comes naturally, while others seem to struggle. Instead of assuming your child has poor penmanship, handwriting practice can help you see significant results. To see improvements, many people assume that “practice makes perfect” by...

Borderline Personality Disorder Splitting: Symptoms & Care

“Splitting” is a psychiatric term when an individual is unable to see alternatives.  Sometimes it is described as seeing everything as black or white.  It is considered a defense mechanism in those persons who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Splitting allows the person to reject anything they consider “bad”....

Most Important Mental Health Facts

Did you know one in 25 adults in the US alone experiences a severe mental illness in a given year? On a global scale, these mental health facts are staggering. Mental health significantly impacts our psychological and emotional wellbeing. As mental illnesses are becoming more common it helps to know...

What Is An Anxiety Doctor?

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of several psychological illnesses including depression, bipolar disorders, and panic attacks. It is common to experience mild to moderate anxiety before or during a stressful situation (ex. exams, giving a presentation, confrontation, etc.) Mild to moderate anxiety that occurs occasionally could be...