Psychiatry

Guiding teens through questions about gender identity

July 31, 2017

Guiding teens through questions about gender identity

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

How can parents support a child who may be transgender or gender-nonconforming? Research shows that LGTBQ youth have higher rates of depression, substance abuse and suicide attempts; so if you suspect your child may be thinking about these issues, you probably want to help – or at least not make life more difficult. The good […]

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Tags: adolescent mental health, gender, LGTBQ, parenting, teens, transgender issues


When a troubled world fuels fear in children

July 26, 2017

When a troubled world fuels fear in children

By Mark Wheeler Mark Wheeler

During the Cuban missile crisis, in 1962, schoolchildren (like myself) were taught to hide under our desks in the event of a nuclear attack. Some “lucky” kid’s parents were building bomb shelters. I didn’t know the ins-and-outs—that the U.S.S.R had begun shipping nuclear missiles to Cuba that could easily target the U.S.­–but I heard enough  […]

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Alternative Facts: Why provable falsehoods stick

June 28, 2017

Alternative Facts: Why provable falsehoods stick

By uclahealth uclahealth

Fake news or fact? In today’s world, the difference may be in the eye of the beholder, says Emanuel Maidenberg,  a clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the director of the UCLA Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic. In a recent article, Maidenberg posits that we believe what […]

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Tags: Emanuel Maidenberg, mental health, psychiatry/psychology