How an imaginary online character influenced two teens to kill

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On June 3, 2014, two 12-year-old girls from Waukesha, Wisconsin, did the unthinkable. They stabbed another 12-year-old girl 19 times. The... Read more

Why more help is needed for depressed, postpartum parents

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The profound and sometimes deadly impact of postpartum depression on mothers, children and their families was recently highlighted in a short... Read more

When suicide affects our 18- to 24-year olds

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A 20-year-old college student talked to me about recent suicides on college campuses: “When a suicide happens to someone your own age... Read more

How can teens recover from sexual abuse?

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Teenage girls are sexually assaulted with alarming frequency and many will go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If left... Read more

What's a trich disorder?

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A significant part of my work as a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in anxiety and related disorders is providing families with... Read more

School refusal and kids: What can you do?

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A significant part of my work as a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in anxiety and related disorders is providing families with... Read more

Do bullied children experience more health problems?

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Bullying is a risk factor for poor psychological health. Dozens of research studies have already established that bullied children are at... Read more

What are tic disorders?

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A significant part of my work as a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in anxiety and related disorders is providing families with... Read more