Catching Z’s Even With Anxiety

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Why exactly are we “catching Zs” and not some other letter? You might’ve said this phrase before, or at least heard or read it somewhere. It’s a pretty universal description and one reason why is that it’s related to something literally everyone has to do. We need sleep. It’s not just important—it’s vital. That might… continue reading »

Is PTSD a Disability

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A car flew past you and smashed into a tree. You were only a few feet away. The glass sprinkled on the pavement close enough to your shoes that you had to walk across it to getaway. Now, just thinking about getting into a car can make sweat break out on your forehead. You can… continue reading »

How to Deal With PTSD Nightmares

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You jolt awake, ready to keep sprinting, ready to fight until you can’t move. That’s when the sweat on your forehead chills you, like shards of ice melting. Your room comes into focus, the bed you start to remember lying down in, the door you shut before you turned the light out. Another nightmare. Now… continue reading »

What Causes Anxiety in Children

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Like a lot of things in life, anxiety isn’t as straightforward as it’s sometimes presented. You can definitely look at specific things in your child’s life and see if anxiety is a problem, though. There is more than one type of anxiety disorder, some that are mild and treatable without medication, others more severe and… continue reading »

Mental Health and Adolescents

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As a parent, this pandemic has thrown me for a loop. I can’t tell if my son has a serious mental health issue, if he is just reacting to the consequences of the coronavirus, or if it’s just typical teen angst. He’s been much more withdrawn lately. But isn’t everyone? We are all social distancing… continue reading »