Latest Mental Health Shows

Smartphones Increasing Emotional Health Problems in Teens

Apr 2, 2018

There has been a significant increase in emotional health problems among American teenagers since the adoption of smartphones. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner discusses the science and impact of smartphones on teenagers. And she also talks about the link between modern technology and our children’s...

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Practicing Kindness Can Keep You Healthy

Mar 29, 2018

Being kind is good for your health. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about why practicing kindness can lead to a happier, healthier life, and discusses some simple ways to practice being kind that can improve your overall wellbeing....

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Healthy Ways to Cope with Anxiety Disorder

Nov 16, 2017

We all can become anxious sometimes. But what if you feel anxious all the time? Anxiety disorders are diagnosed twice as frequently in women than in men. Women expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about some of the reasons women may experience anxiety more often and gives some healthy ways women can...

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Helping Asylum Refugees Deal with Trauma

Jul 18, 2017

It’s a topic many U.S. citizens don’t think about—treating the psychological needs of refugees. The trauma that so many refugees suffer does not go away when they reach their new country. In fact, refugees are faced with many new traumas as they adjust to a new culture. Dr. Omar Reda, a ...

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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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