You are on a diving board looking below at the deep end of the pool. You are about to deliver a speech. It’s the first day of a new job. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. But when does that anxiety cross the line to become an anxiety disorder? Dr. Laura Markley, who is […]
Recent natural disasters, mass shootings and international conflicts in the news can have a profound effect on kids. Mental health experts at Akron Children’s Hospital offer these tips to help parents handle these difficult conversations and provide reassurance.
The recent Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport shooting is a reminder that the sheer volume of media exposure of mass killings, terrorism and other horrible events can have a profound effect on kids many miles from the scene. Even if your kids don’t say anything after such a tragedy, it’s good to ask them about their […]
Being a teenager isn’t easy. As teens face new challenges and social pressures, their growing bodies are changing rapidly. The hormonal changes associated with puberty may also cause feelings of sadness or frustration, making teens moody or irritable. “For some, this moodiness or sadness is more than just a phase or a bad attitude that […]
During a recent radio segment on 1480 WHBC, pediatrician Michael McCabe shared advice and offered detailed plans for parents on a variety of topics, from proper nutrition and sports safety to anxiety, common infections and even how to deal with lice.
School-related anxiety affects 2 to 5 percent of children and teens, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It’s most common between ages 5 and 6, 10 and 11 and transition times, such as entering middle and high school.