Tag Archives: Anxiety

IBD in Childhood May Up Risk of Mental Health Issues

[Source:  Psych Central] A new Swedish study suggests children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a greater risk for psychiatric disorders. Researchers believe that more psychological support and longer follow-up is needed for the children affected and their parents. Investigators … Continue reading


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Hypothalamus Pathway Drives Defense Behaviors

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Scientists have identified a previously unknown pathway connecting the hypothalamus and midbrain that drives defensive behaviors, according to research in mice published in eNeuro. Further research on this pathway could increase understanding of anxiety disorders. The paraventricular … Continue reading


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School Psychology Corner: Is Anxiety Really a Gift?

[Source:  Brain Blogger] by Sherianna Boyle MEd, CAGS Anxiety is most known as a “thinking” disorder which can be evidenced through symptoms such as chronic worrying. Science now shows that human beings have on average between 60,000 and 70,000 thoughts … Continue reading


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OT Corner: Help For the Anxious Child

by Loren Shlaes, OTR/L As pediatric therapists, we’ve all had more than our share of anxious, high arousal children on our caseloads.    As one mother commented to me recently, “He’s always seemed as if he’s miswired.” These are the children who need … Continue reading


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OT Corner: Saving the Drama for Broadway

By: Loren Shlaes, OTR/L Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique Children with low arousal levels are constantly looking for ways to increase their energy so that they can be more alert. Unfortunately, especially when they’re at school and stuck sitting in … Continue reading


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