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...

How to Choose a Child Psychiatrist

Choosing the Best Psychiatrist For Your Child  Knowing how to choose a child psychiatrist  that is right for your family is a difficult process. As your child is growing up and in their early formative years, it is important to try to be aware of any childhood issues or challenges...

How Does Anxiety Affect Children’s Learning?

Anxiety Affects Children's Learning in Many Ways Children can be prone to anxiety, just like adults. Unfortunately, they often lack the words to describe their anxiety so parents may not be entirely aware of it. When children have to deal with their anxiety on their own, it can affect their...

The Early Signs of Autism: Recognizing the Signs 

Understanding the Early Signs of Autism During the developmental years of a child, it is may be challenging to be able to tell whether or not they are demonstrating the early signs of autism. This is especially true if you are unaware of the early signs of autism, especially when...

Dyspraxia Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

If you, or someone you know, was recently diagnosed with dyspraxia – this article is for you. Here, we will discuss the condition in detail. What is Dyspraxia? Dyspraxia is known by many names – motor learning difficulty, developmental coordination disorder, motor planning difficulty, "Clumsy Child Syndrome", and apraxia of...

10 Kids Books About Inclusion and Diversity

This week has, again, brought to light the ever-present importance to talking to our kids about diversity, equality and inclusion. Many of the parents of my child and teen patients have been asking me what books they can share with their children in this world filled with injustice, bullying, and...

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