Author Archives: Dr Judy

Marijuana, the New Drinking and Driving in Ontario?

18% of surveyed Ontario students in grades 7-12 reported riding in a vehicle with someone who had been drinking alcohol. Cannabis levels were even higher, with 1 in 10 students reporting they rode in a car with a driver who … Continue reading

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Talking to Your Pediatrician About Medication

Medication is being prescribed at an alarming rate to treat behavioral or mood disorders in children. While medication can be helpful, studies show that psychological intervention is more successful than medication alone. APA provides conversational guidelines for talking with pediatricians, … Continue reading

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Can Television Coverage Cause PTSD Symptoms?

After 9/11, researchers began to question if extensive media coverage of a traumatic event could result in PTSD symptoms. Researchers interviewed individuals who had watched coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, two to four weeks after the event. As much … Continue reading

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Healthy Families/Healthy Habits

Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Parents and caregivers can help children develop a healthy lifestyle that will continue into adulthood. APA identifies tips to help … Continue reading

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Predicting Violent Behavior

Predicting violent behavior easier in hindsight.In light of Monday’s Navy Yard shootings in Washington, D.C., mental health experts discuss the complexity of predicting violent behavior. With many people displaying characteristics of violent behavior but never acting upon them, the signs … Continue reading

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Understanding Adolescent Mental Health

Understanding your adolescent can be complicated at times. “Research indicates that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14,” says Science Daily. This article lists several studies on the topic.From ScienceDaily.comResearch Explores Factors That Impact Adolescent … Continue reading

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