Psychology & Psychiatry

Lockdowns are leaving kids with ADHD in crisis

(HealthDay)—When clinical psychologist Maggie Sibley thinks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she worries most about the older teens ...

Pediatrics

The pandemic and childhood weight gain

There's plenty of talk of the COVID 20—meaning the extra weight that adults are putting on during the pandemic. But what about children? Even before the pandemic, the percentage of American children who have overweight ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dodge depression during coronavirus pandemic

There's no doubt about it: Staying at home, worrying about jobs and finances, is a recipe for depression during the coronavirus pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combating stress and anxiety in family life during COVID-19

Work as usual? Probably not. This is a whole new time and we are all working toward a new normal. When asking others how to describe these times, I hear things like "stressful," "difficult," "frustrating"—all forms of stress.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stop using food to reward and punish your kids

At one time or another, just about every parent uses food to reward their kids for good behavior and achievements—or to console them when they're sad or disappointed.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologist explains the problem of angry parents and coaches

A Massachusetts woman hung up her whistle and high school soccer referee jersey after almost a decade on the job, fed up with ongoing abuse from parents and coaches, the Boston Globe reported recently. It's a familiar story. ...

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