Author Archives: Dr Judy

Helping Children Get a Good Start to The School Year

In my practice, I often see children in the Fall who are having a difficult time adjusting to school – either behaviorally, emotionally, or academically. Parents ask me how to help their child cope and achieve more success in school. … Continue reading

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The Benefit of Physical Activity Before School

In my practice I treat many children with ADHD – most with the combined type which includes hyperactivity. It is significantly harder for these children to sit still in classrooms. However, in the general population of elementary school children I … Continue reading

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How Does Personality Develop?

In my practice people often ask how a person acts is “just personality” or can a person change their behavior? The most recent theory of personality suggests that personality is a combination of inborn traits and an inborn need for … Continue reading

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Mass Shootings and Mental Health

In the wake of this most recent tragic mass shooting in Florida, there has been much discussion about mental health. We have been told that the shooter was mentally ill and his behavior was predictive of violence. Yet no group … Continue reading

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Postpartum Anxiety or Normal New Mom Fears?

One expert describes motherhood as “the perfect storm for mood disorders such as postpartum anxiety and depression. Allison McGill’s first six weeks with her new baby, Jack, were as smooth as they come. Jack was healthy and happy, and McGill … Continue reading

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Do Criminals Have a Case of the Never-ending Terrible Twos?

Dr. Tremblay, a developmental psychologist at University College Dublin, likens criminals to the toddler who uses physical aggression to get what they want. The criminal is the person who has never learned to use any other resources. Brad Bushman, psychology … Continue reading

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