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Can a fear of vomiting actually cause someone to vomit?
Nausea and other physical symptoms of anxiety are part of the body's "fight or flight" response. An anxious stomach paired with a fear of vomiting can create a vicious cycle.- Janine Domingues, PhD
What Is Assisted Outpatient Treatment?
Court-ordered treatment for severe mental illness isn't new, but recent acts of violence have made it a topic of national debate. Is it right? And does it save lives?- Harry Kimball
How to Help Kids Deal With Rejection
Learning to rebound from failure is a key emotional skill that will serve kids well. Don't minimize feelings. Do Encourage Resiliency.
Scott Stossel on Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety: 'Push Gently'
The Atlantic editor relates his experience growing up and raising kids with severe anxiety . His advice: supportively help a child experience situations that cause anxious responses.
My daughter says "you can't control my thoughts" when I try to comfort her. What can I do?
If your daughter seems to be struggling too much, a professional can teach her strategies to use when she's feeling very upset.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Civilians’ Duty this Memorial Day
Tips for welcoming back returning veterans and showing your appreciation to them and their families.- Jamie Howard, PhD
How DBT Works
Dr. Alec Miller describes how the approach for treating borderline personality disorder can help people with very troubling behaviors by seeing someone else's point of view.
My daughter who is self-harming has agreed to see a counselor. Is there anything else we can do?
Seeing a counselor will be a good step towards learning how to help her. Beyond that you should be supportive—and get support for yourself if you need it.- Jill Emanuele, PhD
The 'Frozen' Songwriters Talk About Unconventional Princesses, Kids with Differences, and Knowing When to 'Let It Go'
The couple behind the Disney blockbuster discuss updating fairy tales for 21st century families.- Caroline Miller
Using Medications Without FDA Approval
Prescribing medication 'off-label' is fairly common, and there are many uses that doctors agree are safe and effective. But parents should be wary of treatments that were never evaluated.