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OCD in Childhood…

...what it's not. I am amazed at the parents who either over-react or under-react to their childs struggles in life. It seems like I am constantly trying to convince some parents their child really does have problems. Some behaviors just aren't normal no matter what...

Children and Depression

About 11 percent of adolescents have experienced depression by their 18th birthday.  Girls are more likely to have gone through depression than boys. When it comes to children and depression the risk for depression increases the older a child becomes. According to the...

Bipolar Disorder in Children

The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's treatment guidelines (or practice parameters) for children with bipolar disorder can be found here: (guidelines). I do have some problems with what I've read so far: to begin with, the guidelines...

OCD and the Unforgivable Sin

My observation, and it is just an observation not anything based on research, is that Christians with OCD tend to obsess over "spiritual matters". Specifically, many of my clients manifest their Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through chronic, agonizing worry...

How to take SSRI’s

This Op Ed piece, SSRIs - Nightmares by the Dozen, is filled with anecdotal stories about the horror's of anti-depressant medication. The first problem I see is the nature of stories: for every one horror story of a person committing suicide or homicide, I could tell...

Dropping Out of Therapy

I hate it when my clients prematurely drop out of therapy. And not just for the same obvious reasons our business manager hates to have clients drop out. It's not those who are nearing the end of therapy and doing better that I get upset over, it's those individuals...

Using Technology Wisely in Relationships

Here are 8 rules for handling digital communication in a healthy way: Don’t send any emails, texts, tweets, or updates when you are hungry, angry, lonely tired, or bored. Match the level of emotion with the visibility of the message. Be careful with people who are one...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

"Do you feel better now?", my wife asked. "I could tell you were worried". No. Not really; not much better. I woke up one Saturday morning a while back to find the middle finger of my right hand swollen to about three times it's normal size. It looked as if I had made...

Types of Depression

There are several different kinds of depression. The most common is major depressive disorder. Major Depressive Disorder, sometimes called major depression or clinical depression, is the most common type of depression.  So common, in fact, it is sometimes referred to...

What is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is a professional association in the field of marriage and family therapy.  The AAMFT represents more than 25,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. The...

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