I am asked by many of my clients for tips on how to help them relax. They come to me for counselling because they are exhausted and overworked. Many of them share the habit of coming home after a long day’s work, sitting down in front of the television, and staying there until they are ready to go … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t watching TV help me unwind?
As a psychologist who counsels clients with anger management issues, I often reference a book written in the early 1980s by Duke University’s Redford Williams, MD. In his book “Anger Kills”, Williams discusses a series of steps for managing anger. … [Read more...] about Is anger a major contributor to heart disease?
Children with depressed parents are at increased risk for developing mental health problems. Not all children of depressed parents should be categorized as being at-risk. However, both theory and research suggest that a child’s probability for poor adjustment increases as the number of risk factors … [Read more...] about Do children with depressed parents have more problems?
Depression is frequently viewed as a problem of the individual, although an interdependence exists between the depressed person and their social environment. Depressed adults report more negative thoughts and maladaptive coping, poorer physical and social adjustment, and worse role functioning, … [Read more...] about Does parental depression affect other family members?
A significant number of children have a parent die before they reach adulthood. Parental death is a major stressor experienced by 3.5 percent of children before the age of eighteen. … [Read more...] about How many children have a parent die?
Rates of diagnosable depression and subclinical symptoms of depression (i.e., symptoms that are not severe enough to receive a diagnosis) are quite high in the general population. These rates are increasing, especially among young adults. … [Read more...] about How common is depression in adults?