Month: May 2019

Clinical management of behavioral insomnia of childhood

Abstract Behavioral insomnia is highly prevalent, affecting approximately 25% of children. It involves difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep and frequently results in inadequate sleep, leading to an array of negative effects for both the child and the child’s family. In this paper, we describe a variety of empirically supported behavioral interventions for insomnia from infancy…

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Childhood Insomnia Causes and Treatment

Most parents picture a crying baby when they think about kids and sleep problems. Many older kids and teens have problems sleeping too, including trouble going to sleep and waking up frequently in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, not getting a good night’s sleep can affect your child’s mood and behavior during the day,…

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7 Surprising Symptoms of Depression

The essential features of depression include depressed mood (feeling sad, hopeless, empty) and loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks. Depressed mood (or irritability for kids) and diminished pleasure are the primary symptoms people are cautioned to look for when depression…

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Anxiety in Older Adults

Have you ever suffered from excessive nervousness, fear or worrying? Do you sometimes experience chest pains, headaches, sweating, or gastrointestinal problems? You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety. Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not  a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems…

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What Are Symptoms and Causes of Behavioral Insomnia in Children?

There may be many reasons why your child has difficulty sleeping at night, but two common causes are classified under a condition called behavioral insomnia of childhood. What are the symptoms and causes of difficulty falling asleep in children? Parents especially might be interested in learning how bedtime routines can optimize sleep training in newborn…

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Common Symptoms of Clinical Depression

While only a qualified medical or mental health provider can diagnose depression, there are certain warning signs that can help you identify whether you or someone you care about may be depressed. Depression looks a little different in different people, however. So while one individual may struggle to get out of bed due to depression, someone…

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12 Ways to Calm Your Anxiety

I wasn’t always an anxious person, but after a depression diagnosis six years ago, I was quickly overwhelmed with symptoms that became hard to ignore. As if depression wasn’t enough, my doctor diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder. Soon, it seeped into every aspect of my life, making it impossible to function normally. I lived…

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