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In order to ultimately heal from trauma, we first have to understand exactly what it is. Let’s start with a few words from the experts.
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress defines traumatic stress as: “The emotional, cognitive, behavioral, physiological experience of individuals who are exposed to, or who witness, events that overwhelm their coping and problem-solving abilities."
Caregivers can be supportive to their infant and toddler by simply understanding how the young child’s emotions and behaviors are connected. Caregivers who recognize that young children often communicate their feelings through their behaviors may be more likely to respond with empathy and patience, rather than with frustration and anger. Learn how to pick up on these behaviors and how best to respond.
An anxiety disorder test is designed to screen for any type of anxiety disorder. If you are concerned you may have an anxiety disorder, take this anxiety disorder quiz to help answer the question, "Do I have an anxiety disorder?"
Imagine this scenario: You meet an interesting woman (or man). You are immediately intrigued by the unique way she sees and experiences the world. You want to learn more about her. She is incredibly kind and passionate, with a strong desire to do good. Like you, she has lived a life that, by most measures, would be considered quite successful.
New research shows that when a teen’s depression improves through treatment, so did depression experienced by the parent. “More young people today are reporting persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and suicidal thoughts,” said Kelsey R. Howard, M.S., of Northwestern University, who presented the findings at the 2018 annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
Clinging to mom's leg at preschool drop-off, fearing monsters under the bed—worries are a common part of childhood. But for many children, worries are something more. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders among children and adolescents. Nearly 32 percent of adolescents in the United States have an anxiety disorder, according to national survey data reported by Kathleen Merikangas, PhD, at the National Institute of Mental Health, and colleagues (Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010).