Behavioral Health

COVID-19 Crisis Responsible for the Rapid Rise in Formal ADHD Diagnoses

8 May , 2021 - ADHD, Behavioral Health, Blog, Mental Health

COVID-19 Crisis Responsible for the Rapid Rise in Formal ADHD Diagnoses

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 […]

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Is excessive screen time during the COVID-19 crisis triggering binge eating in pre-teens?

6 Mar , 2021 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Eating Disorder, News

Is excessive screen time during the COVID-19 crisis triggering binge eating in pre-teens?

In recent months, numerous research studies have highlighted the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (and the increased isolation) on young people’s mental health.  During the pandemic (and multiple lockdowns), a dramatic increase in screen time has been seen amongst children, teenagers and young people – to continue their education remotely, maintain connections with family and […]

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A Guide to Surviving Occasions and Holidays with Teens and Borderline Personality Disorder

7 Nov , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder, Holidays and Celebrations

A Guide to Surviving Occasions and Holidays with Teens and Borderline Personality Disorder

Birthdays, Holidays and Celebrations. We hope these occasions are filled with joy, happiness, and the making of memories for years to come. Parents and families organise themed birthday parties, attend weddings, host sleepovers, and celebrate with Fireworks. However, despite their best efforts for some families, these events often seem to end with a Big Bang. […]

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Meal Support: Friend or Foe in Eating Disorder Treatment?

5 Oct , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Eating Disorder

Meal Support: Friend or Foe in Eating Disorder Treatment?

Meal Support can help sustained recovery in Eating Disorder Treatment Programs for Teenagers and Young Adults.  Our families are often particularly interested in Meal Support and observations when researching Eating Disorder Treatment Programs. This is understandable, as they have often experienced mealtimes at home as being fraught with difficulty. Food and eating may have become […]

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Oppositional Teenagers: A Parents Guide to navigating difficult behaviour at home

30 Jul , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder, Oppositional Teenagers

Oppositional Teenagers: A Parents Guide to navigating difficult behaviour at home

“You can’t make me and I don’t want to”. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. A Parenting Nightmare Child and adolescent therapists are often consulted by parents who are at the end of a long and bumpy road with teenagers. Families describe behaviours that have become increasingly defiant or confrontational. Teenage mental health specialists will often use the […]

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

28 Jul , 2020 - Behavioral Health, Blog, Boderline Personality Disorder

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is one of many therapeutic approaches. In brief, DBT is a form of psychotherapy used for people who feel emotions very intensely, in particular those suffering from borderline personality disorders (BPD). Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions about this form of psychotherapy.  What is dialectical behaviour therapy? DBT […]

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