News As Medication Information is like medicine for anxiety - the correct type in the correct dose can be helpful. But beware: opportunities to overdose on bad information abound.
Outcome Bias Outcome bias—aka the I Told You So error—happens when we evaluate decisions and behaviors after the fact, based on how things turned out. Even if you or someone close to you contracts COVID-19, you are probably still doing the best you can.
Stress and Control COVID-19 presents a smorgasbord of stressors, all laid out daily and vaguely on an uncertain timeline. While pandemic is unprecedented for us, COVID-19 is not the modern world’s first pandemic or extended trauma, and our predecessors help provide guidance for us to adapt. Each of us has power to influence the likelihood that we and those around us stay healthy!
The Power of Family Routines As a parent, if you observe your kids decompensating without the structure of school, then consider harnessing the power of family routines to spread some good. For all of us, in fact, effective daily routines are keys to psychological health!
Exercise and Movement While our prehistoric brains are encouraging us to "conserve energy" sheltering at home, our bodies and minds need movement in order to feel good, focused, primed for productivity, and sleeping soundly.
Navigating Love and Autism From the NY Times, this article describes a young couple negotiating the complications of a romantic relationship though the lens of autism.
Learning Social Rules Temple Grandin, the self-described "anthropologist from Mars," is a writer, teacher, speaker, and engineer with autism. She created these four categories of social rules in order to help her understand the strange ways of her fellow earthlings.
Excerpt from the book, Parenting Your Asperger Child There is no single "look" or presentation for a child with autism. The author describes autism "subtypes" related to how kids experience and deal with anxiety.
Sleep and Autism This article describes difficulties and strategies related to forming healthy sleep habits.
Treating Patient With Complicated ADHD Many people diagnosed with ADHD experience other psychiatric issues as well. This article discusses three of those issues--aggression, anxiety, and depression--with a special focus on medication management.