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..
We’ve all heard of the term ”passive-aggressive” at some stage of our lives or another. Whether you have gotten subjected to passive aggression in the past or someone you know has been at the back end of this behaviour, passive-aggressive behaviour is unpleasant and often done implicitly. It can also be challenging to identify and […]READ MORE..
The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on our bodies, for those unlucky enough to contract the disease, are undeniable and well-documented. Even the long-term effects (so-called “long COVID”) have been the focus of a growing number of studies. But how this unprecedented situation affects our minds is equally concerning. So many people of all […]READ MORE..
Art therapy is often used to help teenagers and young adults who are experiencing a range of challenges, such as bereavement, family breakdown, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, behavioural or social problems, or difficulties relating to abuse, neglect or trauma. Research has repeatedly shown that positive change occurs during the process of physical engagement with […]READ MORE..
Young People, Body Image and Eating Disorders Feeling fat. Is this an experience that you have had recently or that you have heard your partner, daughter, son or colleagues share? It is a relatively common expression and appears to transcend cultures and languages. There is an equivalent expression in most languages. While those who identify […]READ MORE..
Boris Johnson has announced a return to the most stringent measures to combat the increasing numbers of Covid 19 in the community. The new measures, including a six-week lockdown, are due to take effect early on Wednesday 6th January (GMT). Whilst in general, voters appear to be in favour of supporting the more stringent measures, […]READ MORE..