Latest Mental Health Shows

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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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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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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