Conduct Disorder is a complex mental health issue. It is usually diagnosed during the teenage years in young people who have experienced behavioural problems in their tweens and sometimes earlier. Young people diagnosed with Conduct Disorder may have had difficulties in school or educational settings, at home, in friendship groups and may have come to the […]READ MORE..
A Generation Affected by Eating Disorders and the Parents Who Care. Teenagers and young adults in Singapore are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder than at any previous time. Eating disorders amongst children, tweens, teens and young adults continue to rise at an alarming rate in Singapore, both in the expat and […]READ MORE..
The Eating Disorder Bed Crisis 1.25 million people in the UK are estimated to have an eating disorder. Waiting lists for eating disorder beds in the UK are leaving many families at breaking point. The UK eating disorder charity, BEAT, reports that the current waiting times are up to two years. Eating disorders are severe […]READ MORE..
A Guide to Teen BPD treatment for Parents and Carers. Borderline Personality Disorder has long been considered a diagnosis that mental health professionals were reluctant to make. It was also a diagnosis that families and young people lived in fear of receiving. The reluctance in confirming a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder left many young […]READ MORE..
Body Image and Eating Disorders in Children and Teenagers From East to West, children and teenagers constantly gather information from people, things and events in their environment. They use this information to make judgments and form opinions about themselves, others and the world around them. Can exposure to unrealistic expectations and perfectionism affect the self-confidence […]READ MORE..
The latest of 13 pandemic check-in surveys fielded by ADDitude has revealed a striking increase in the number of children and adults receiving a formal Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey shows that among ADDitude readers, 26% of adults and children have been diagnosed with ADHD in the last […]READ MORE..
How New Research Into Predicting Eating Disorders Could Provide Opportunities For Earlier Intervention
What Are Eating Disorders? An eating disorder causes an individual to interact with food in an unhealthy way: eating excessive amounts in an uncontrolled manner, limiting food intake or getting rid of food through purging, fasting, laxative intake or over-exercising. It is also possible for a combination of these behaviours to occur together. Individuals who have an […]READ MORE..
As told The Star Malaysia – original article here. As The Wave’s International Clinical Director, my work involves assisting young people and their families all over the world with addiction, eating disorders and mental health. The effects of COVID-19: a global mental health pandemic Now in its second year, the pandemic continues to evolve, and […]READ MORE..
A Guide for Teens and Families Bullying is harmful. Whether your child is in pre-prep or at university, the immediate and longer-term harm caused by bullying is well documented. Is There a Link Between Bullying and Eating Disorders? The short answer is ‘yes’. There is significant research that indicates that bullying and the associated short- […]READ MORE..
Mention ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and you may quickly be submerged in a conversation that includes the stereotypical imagery of loud tween and teen boys, demonstrating hyperactivity and boisterous behaviours. You may also be invited to an energetic discussion about the pros and cons of medication. You are not so likely to hear of […]READ MORE..