The Intolerable Sounds of Misophonia

How many times have you said to yourself.”I can’t hear myself think!” or “That noise is driving me crazy!”?  Misophonia is a disorder in which certain sounds trigger emotional or physiological responses. According to some. the responses may be unreasonable given the circumstance. The reactions to certain sounds can range from anger and annoyance to […]

How Do Parents Manage Separation Anxiety?

Learning to cope with the separation from a loved one is a natural growth and developmental process for children. Children cry when a parent leaves them alone, even for an hour or sometimes even when there are other caring adults present. A natural attachment to primary caregivers develops from infancy, and separation can be stressful […]

Don’t Forget about the Myth of Childhood Depression

One of the biggest myths about childhood depression is that it doesn’t exist. It is untrue. Symptoms of depression have been documented in children as young as 3 years old. If you’re a parent, and you think that your child may be depressed, don’t let it go. Don’t ignore it, and don’t try to convince […]

College and Your Mental Health Matters

Recently, I heard a tragic story of a young man, a college student, who attended my daughter’s alma mater, Penn State University. This young man was a vibrant and active student on  the State College campus. Upon hindsight and without detailing a very personal family tragedy,  this young man had displayed behaviors and attitudes indicative of a […]