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Is It Safe To Give Kids Anti-Depressants?

...int that we’re writing it off and refusing it even though it’s needed? Would you support your child taking antidepressants? Just to be clear, I am not advocating for medication to be the first line of treatment for kids with anxiety and depression. If a child or adolescent is depressed or anxious there are a number of practical skills and strategies they can learn to overcome their symptoms. Even if medication is used, it should b ...

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Judgements + Emotions: Why They Don’t Mix

...ions we don’t want to feel, we judge and criticise ourselves and it only ends up making us feel worse. So what’s the bottom line? Take Away Message #1: Judgment of emotion leads to an increase in unpleasant emotions. Fearing anxiety increases anxiety, getting angry at oneself for being sad increases frustration, and feeling ashamed for being down only leads to further sadness and shame. Take Away Message #2: Negative beliefs about emotions lead...

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Eating Disorders: Is Your Eating Disorder Trapping You With Fear?

...oing against the Eating Disorder means having to endure intense anxiety and high distress. Getting rid of the Eating Disorder is going to mean doing things that make you feel anxious…but aren’t you already anxious? The anxiety you feel now is wasteful anxiety. It doesn’t help you to achieve anything, it just feels awful. The anxiety you feel when you challenge your Eating Disorder is productive anxi ...

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5 Tips To Help You Have A Smooth Return To Work Post Maternity Leave

...s a good chance you won’t be able to or won’t want to replicate these hours when you return to work. Having an open conversation with your boss and problem solving this before your return can reduce your stress. Tip #2: Find Child Care + Have a Backup Plan Child care waiting lists can be long so start looking sooner rather than later. Ask other parents about their experiences with different child care centers and set up meetings w ...

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Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? 6 Tips To Help You Break Your Habit

...at people who tell others their goals are more likely to achieve them than people who go it alone. Tip #6: Re-engage With Your Child, Get Down To Their Level If you’re bored waiting in line for coffee, imagine how your child feels. Instead of turning to your smartphone, try engaging your child. Point out what you can see, describe what other people are doing, or play a game together. When you’re at the park, put your phone down an ...

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Why Are Teens Today Cutting?

...at might be causing them to self-harm because understanding this is key. When you discover that your child is hurting themselves it can be tempting to go into “micromanagement mode” to ensure their safety and reduce your own anxiety, but over-reacting can escalate your child’s distress and potentially also their self-harm. It’s difficult, but finding the right balance between intervening to prevent self-harm and allowi ...

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4 Tips To Help Your Teen Cope With ATAR Anxiety

...What Your Teen Needs To Know About Their ATAR BY DR SARAH HUGHES There is huge hype surrounding the HSC. It dies down slightly after exams finish, but just when the stress of exams starts to subside – results come out....

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Why Am I Feeling Anxious?

...dangerous or life threatening situation. Your body kicks into gear and your fight-or-flight response is switched on, but it’s really a false alarm. You’re not in any real danger. A really crucial part of managing anxiety is learning to identify and challenge your anxious thoughts so you can replace them with more realistic and helpful thoughts. A clinical psychologist can assist you in developing this important skill. Brittany McGill...

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Seeing A Psychologist For The First Time?

...ive you guidance around this after your first few sessions. Pascale is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about empowering people to create change. She is warm and empathic and is dedicated to providing evidence based psychological care. Pascale has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a variety of psychological disorders including depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety,. ...

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Taking the Anxious Out Of Anxious Thoughts

...to deal with a bad situation can help to ease our anxiety. Pascale is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about empowering people to create change. She is warm and empathic and is dedicated to providing evidence based psychological care. Pascale has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a variety of psychological disorders including depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health an ...

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