Kids and trauma: When does it require treatment?

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A child watches her father kill her mother. A tween has a medical emergency and nearly dies. A teen is sexually assaulted. When children... Read more

Should your teen wear exercise clothes to therapy?

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Exercise serves as a decent and effective treatment for teen depression, suggests a recent analysis of data from multiple studies over three... Read more

Loss aversion: How can it affect family health care decisions?

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Loss aversion is a very important psychological principle that people care much more about avoiding losses than they care about making gains... Read more

Can positive parenting help prevent bad behavior?

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Changing the way you think about something can open up new solutions. Often, we think of parenting skills as something to manage specific... Read more

What happens to kids when their fathers kill their mothers?

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It’s common, which makes it even more horrifying. One of every three women will experience abuse committed by an intimate partner, such... Read more

Autism assessments: What happens after an evaluation?

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Today’s guest bloggers are Carol Anne McNellis, Psy.D., clinical director at Devereux PA Children’s IDD Services and a member of... Read more

ADHD and girls: It’s not what you expect

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Let’s distract ourselves for a moment with a quick thought experiment. Picture for yourself…the typical kid with ADHD. Got... Read more

Screening is not equal to treatment in teen depression

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Adolescent depression is a problem in the United States, but the good news is that effective treatment is readily available. An estimated 2... Read more