Aggression in Children

Aggression in Children

Aggression in children can take many forms: Angry tantrums; hitting, kicking, or biting; hot-headed outbursts that destroy property; cool-headed bullying; verbal attacks; attempts to control others through threats or violence. But, what sets children off? In some...
Coping with COVID 19 – A Guide for Seniors

Coping with COVID 19 – A Guide for Seniors

In the past few months, you may have learned a lot about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a new infectious disease that has infected millions of people around the world and resulted in several hundred thousand deaths. You might have been feeling a lot of anxiety...
How Does Exposure Therapy Work?

How Does Exposure Therapy Work?

What is Exposure Therapy? A highly effective psychological intervention for many disorders, particularly anxiety disorders, is called exposure therapy. Exposure therapy requires fully encountering a fear-provoking activity or situation (e.g., public speaking) that has...
What Is Agoraphobia?

What Is Agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is a psychological disorder. The word agoraphobia is made up of two words: agora and phobia. Phobia refers to extreme fear, while agora means open space—in ancient Greece, the agora was the marketplace. So, agoraphobia literally means fear of the...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Mood Disorders

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Mood Disorders

Omega-3 fatty acids for mood disorders Omega-3 fatty acids are found primarily in fish oil and are essential to optimal brain functioning. They also play an important role in multiple other organ systems. Most commonly they are recommended for lowering cholesterol,...