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Latest by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

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Parenting

Can Parenting Styles Affect Child Anxiety?

Parenting needs to be tailored to children’s personalities say psychologists and psychiatrist. Find out how and why some children do better with more direction, while being overprotective is dangerous for others.

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Self Care

10 Ways to Escape a Low Mood

Feeling low? Here's a creative list of 10 things to lift your spirits and escape the blahs. Suggestions include moving things around, retail therapy, and connecting with others.

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Risk Factors

Abstinence from Moderate Drinking Can Lead to Depression

A study shows that when mice stop drinking moderate levels of alcohol they can become depressed around two weeks later. Here's more information about the association between moderate drinking and depression.

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Symptoms

Anxiety and Vision Problems

One of the common side effects of anxiety is some form of distorted vision. The effects can further fuel anxiety and cause the person to feel worse than they already are. Here are some ways to understand the connection better.

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Living With

10 Ways Depression Changes You

Depression isn’t just an emotional state. It can alter your personality and behavior. Here are some ways it impacts your life.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

10 Reasons to Consider CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be a very useful psychological treatment used to help people adjust thoughts and behaviors. Psychologist Jerry Kennard provides 10 reasons to consider the treatment.

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Symptoms

ADHD and Stuttering

A question we sometimes receive on ADHD Central is about whether or not stuttering is somehow associated with having ADHD. Some of you have asked about stuttering with relation to certain ADHD medications and some of you have asked if adults with ADH...

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Diagnosis

Are Anxiety and Excitement the Same?

The symptoms of both anxiety and excitement are strikingly similar. Knowing this can provide you with a way to redirect your anxiety into something positive.

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Living With

Aquaphobia: The Fear of Water

Many people are afraid of the water, however, aquaphobia is “an abnormal and persistent fear of water. Suffers of aquaphobia experience anxiety even through they realize the water in an ocean, lake, creek, or even a bathtub may pose no imminent threa...

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Lifestyle

Apps for Self-Monitoring Anxiety

Self-help can be an effectove approach for treating anxiety. These apps are an excellent way to start.