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Distant socializing and other survival strategies for COVID-19

Part of the human experience is remaining connected. Dr. Jamil Zaki, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford social neuroscience laboratory, suggests that instead of social distancing, we practice distant socializing. For people with kids at home, this involves setting up FaceTime play dates or

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We are all in this together, apart

During the coronavirus social distancing experiment we are currently undertaking, it is important to pay attention to your mental health. One of my professors in graduate school, Dr. Herb Dandes, told me that we can choose one and sometimes two options in most situations: we can choose to change the

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How To Deal With Coronavirus Stress & Anxiety

“The only thing worse than the virus is the anxiety,” Gov. Cuomo, NY. The Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is causing major disruptions, not the least of which is to our mental health. The pandemic virus has necessitated changes in our everyday lives. We are staying home from work (if we

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Child frustrated with learning may benefit from a neuropsychological assessment.
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Potentially harmful and ineffective treatments for OCD

OCD is a difficult and sometimes debilitating mental health problem. But with proper treatment, there is hope for people who are suffering. The most effective treatment is exposure and response prevention (ERP). Dr. Calbeck received specific training through the behavior therapy training institute (BTTI) to learn the specific techniques that

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What is anxiety?

Anxiety is defined as the experience of feeling fear in the absence of an actual threat. You may say to yourself “I’m anxious about things that could actually happen or that might actually happen in the future and isn’t that an actual threat?” The answer is not really. An actual

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Why Your Child Should Have a Neuropsychological Evaluation

Why should my child have a neuropsychological evaluation? Some parents also refer to this type of evaluation as a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation. Children are referred for evaluations for many different reasons. Some children are having difficulty with their behavior in the classroom, while others are not focusing or concentrating as

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