Latest Mental Health Shows

Can Fidget Spinners Really Stop Fidgeting?

Jul 17, 2017

Fidget spinners are a cheap and trendy new kids’ toy that claims to help with ADHD, anxiety, and other mental health issues. But pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner says there's no hard evidence these toys help kids to focus. Instead, Dr. Gellner says fidget spinners can actually be a distraction. Find...

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Managing Pain and Addiction At the Same Time

May 30, 2017

For individuals with both addiction and chronic pain, it’s been common practice to treat one before the other, rather than treating both at the same time. Psychologist Dr. Mark Ilgen from the University of Michigan talks about a new approach that combines behavioral therapy and social support to ...

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Health Minute: Postpartum Depression - What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Feb 28, 2017

Around eighty percent of women will experience some increase in anxiety or sadness after delivery, but is it baby blues or something more serious? On this Health Minute, women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks about depression in new mothers and when you should consider seeing a doctor for ...

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Coping with Midlife Depression During Motherhood

Jan 26, 2017

Mothers can face their toughest years in their mid 30s and 40s, especially if their children are teenagers. Women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones says stress and depression can arise in middle-aged women when changing bodies, hormones and mental states are compounded by challenging teenagers. ...

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8 Things You Can Do to Be Happier and Healthier

Jan 5, 2017

Is your outlook on life generally optimistic or pessimistic? Studies in recent years indicate optimistic people tend to be happier, and healthier. So what's the secret to being happy? It's no secret at all, actually, according to women’s expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones. In this episode, Dr. Jones ...

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Starting Your New Year Happier Is Important for Your Health

Jan 2, 2017

We all strive to be happy, but sometimes events in your life can bring you down. Did last year not go as well as you were hoping? Wondering how you could be happier in the new year? Psychiatrist Anne Lin says a negative outlook will set you up for failure, so it’s important to stay positive when ...

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Could My Child Be Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Dec 19, 2016

When winter comes and the days become shorter, does your child’s personality seem to change? Does schoolwork slip? Does he or she seem crankier and ask to play with friends less? Your child might have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Yes, kids can get it too. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner ...

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