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Medication Treatments for Anxiety Disorders: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
Dr. Garakani reviews the current medication treatments for anxiety disorders and then discuss the state of research on novel pharmacologic approaches to anxiety.
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Anxiety: A Family’s Hot Potato
Director of Adolescent Services, Dr. Frank Bartolomeo, and O’Connor Professional Group Chief of Clinical Operations, Diana Clark, discuss anxiety in the family system and share strategies to cope.
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Frontline Workers and Emerging Mental Health Issues
Andrew J. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D. presents "Frontline Workers and Emerging Mental Health Issues"
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Dealing with anxiety
during COVID-19 crisis
Dealing with anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis
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On Our Minds: Coping with Anxiety and Stress during COVID-19
President and Medical Director, Andrew J. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D. shares how to cope with anxiety and stress during to COVID-19.
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Mental Wellness Month
Mental wellness is a broad term that goes beyond being mentally fit.
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How To Beat Anxiety In The Summertime
How To Beat Anxiety In The Summertime
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Suicidal Thoughts? Symptoms, Help and Prevention Tips
Suicidal Thoughts? Symptoms, Help and Prevention Tips
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Parenting While Coping with an Anxiety Disorder
When you’re a parent you’re bound to feel anxious at times. It’s normal to feel some anxiety when sending your child to school for the first time, leaving them overnight for the first time or sending them off to summer camp. All parents feel a certain amount of anxiety, but when you have an anxiety disorder, it’s easy for it to spiral out of control.
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Social Media and Mental Health
1 in 4 people use social media worldwide. Most people login to social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, multiple times a day. For some, it’s the first thing they see when they open their eyes in the morning and the last thing they see before bed. Although it seems harmless to scroll through your Facebook newsfeed to see what’s going on with your friends, it does come at a price. 
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Preparing our kids to confront the challenges of bullying.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and with good reason. Being bullied is linked to many mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and even suicide. Cardinal signs of school bullying include school avoidance, academic difficulties, changes in sleep patterns and health problems. The impact can last a lifetime.
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Preparing Teens for College – Tips for Parents
Summer vacation is just beginning, but before you know it, it will be time for many teens to start a whole new chapter in their lives and leave home to begin their freshman year of college. A certain amount of stress and anxiety is bound to come with the transition to independence no matter how excited a kid is to leave the nest. 
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Exercise to Improve Mental Health
You struggle to get out of bed in the morning and then have all you can do to make it through your day once you get to work, so how can your doctor even think to suggest that you add exercise to your to-do list? It’s because research has shown there are multiple benefits for your mental health. 
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8 Tips to Beat the Pain
People often use the terms mental health and mental illness interchangeably, but just as with any other medical condition, you are healthy or you are ill. It is a serious mistake to call it a mental health issue when someone has a mental illness. They are sick. It is real, and because people do not understand the difference, it can interfere with proper treatment.
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Summer Camp: Tips for dealing with homesickness and bullying
Your child is begging to come home from camp. Maybe you suspect bullying. What should you do? Dr. Aaron Krasner, Adolescent Transitional Living Program Service Chief, gives parents a few tips. 
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Summer Camp: Is it right for your child? Q&A with Dr. Aaron Krasner
What are the benefits of sending your son or daughter to camp?  Summer camp is a wonderful opportunity to experience a trial separation from the nest – it gives kids a chance to grow their independence under supervision, develop mastery in areas that interest them, and experiment with developing their own ideas and approaches to socializing outside their customary context.  If we think of home as a secure base – just like we think of moms as secure bases for infants – camp allows kids to experiment with exploring their environment and learning about themselves and their world.
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Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents: Q&A with Dr. Aaron Krasner
1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder. Most of these disorders begin by the age of 14, but often treatment isn’t sought until years later. 
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Kids & Sports: Are you helping or causing unnecessary anxiety?
As we sit and watch the Super Bowl and look forward to the Olympics, it's easy to think our child might be the next sports prodigy. If only they showed some discipline, went to their trainers, worked hard. It may well be your child is a gifted athlete, but pushing them or becoming an over-involved sports parent will not only embarrass them, it creates unnecessary anxiety for them -- at a time when they need it least -- and can be detrimental to their long term development.
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9 Signs Your Child is Being Bullied
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and it’s more important than ever to raise awareness of the horrible epidemic of bullying and cyberbullying. Although not every person shows signs of being bullied, many do. If any of the signs below are observed in your children, don’t ignore them.
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Typical Teenager or Problem Behavior?
For Children and adolescents, it is estimated that one in every five has a mental health disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, half of all chronic mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and fully three quarters have begun by age 24. However, few receive appropriate psychiatric services treatment until years, even decades later. The reasons for this include stigma, lack of resources, and a dearth of trained professions.
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Mental Health and Older Adults
As people age many experience medical conditions that cause physical impairment, but mental health is often overlooked in the older population.
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Bullying Is Harassment – And You Can Help Stop It
According to Stopbullying.gov, bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.  More than just physical abuse, it also includes making threats, spreading rumors or excluding someone from a group on purpose.  Bullying seems to be reaching epidemic proportions.
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