The effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment may be especially upsetting for people diagnosed as adolescents and young adults.
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Suicide the third leading cause of death for adolescents. Out of every 100 attempts, 1 adolescent will succeed in committing suicide.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an alteration in brain function or mental status that results from external force.
Family members and loved ones or supporters play a critical and often underappreciated role in recovery after brain injury.
Doctors also look at whether you were disoriented and confused at the time of injury, and how long this lasted. Stress can also cause people to be confused, disoriented, or have trouble remembering what is happening.
The number of Americans age 65 and older is projected to comprise about 20% of the nation’s population by the year 2030.
The first known cases of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were identified in 1981
Drinking beverages containing alcohol has been prevalent in many societies throughout history.
Tomar bebidas alcohólicas ha sido prevalente en muchas sociedades a lo largo de historia.
In response to being criticized or ignored, or when overwhelmed with daily hassles, people can feel irritated, annoyed, or angry.
Anxiety is a normal emotion and common experience, and it represents one of the most basic of human emotions.
Assertiveness training can be an effective treatment for certain conditions, such as depression, social anxiety, and problems resulting from unexpressed anger.
People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have difficulties in sustaining attention to tasks, particularly if they demand more effort than usual.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has two parts: difficulty using language to communicate and restricted and repetitive behaviors.
About 15% of all elementary-school-age children wet the bed, and continued bed-wetting beyond the age of 5 is a problem that should be treated.
Although loss is a nearly universal experience, there is considerable variety in how people grieve.
Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness, is a persistent psychological illness that affects over 2% of adults worldwide.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a preoccupation with a nonexistent or slight appearance defect, coupled with behaviors or rituals, such as excessive mirror checking, performed in response to appearance-related anxiety.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychological disorder affecting about 1 to 2% of the population.
Bullying is a significant problem for many children, adolescents, and adults worldwide.
Bullying is a significant problem for many children, youth, and adults worldwide.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) involves sexual contact between a child and an adult, an older youth (e.g., four or more years older), or any person perceived as having greater power or authority.
Christine Cha is an Associate Professor (effective Fall 2021) in the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she directs the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies (LCDS). Her research program aims to refine our understanding of suicide and self-injury among youth.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterized by a combination of symptoms and signs that have lasted six months or longer.
Chronic, disabling pain is estimated to affect over 50 million people in the U.S. alone.
Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders (CRSDs) involve a problem in the timing of sleep.
Cognitive remediation (CR), also called cognitive enhancement, cognitive rehabilitation, or cognitive training, is a behavioral intervention targeting problems with cognition (the mental ability to process and understand information and ideas).
It is the year of the locust (ok, the cicada) who have been underground for 17 years waiting to emerge. And, for some of us, that’s how it might feel as we begin to encounter people beyond the confines of our house and Zoom.
Grief is a normal reaction and includes a variety of psychological and physiological symptoms that evolve over time.
As the leadership and staff of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, we are shocked and saddened by the attack on the US Capitol and on American Democracy.
Cancer is the number two killer in the United States after heart disease.
experts suggest that people should pay attention to their ideas, their feelings, and their actions when dealing with situations.
Here are some things for kids to consider.
Crime is frequent, increasing, and truly democratic; it affects Americans regardless of sex, race, and age.
Depression is a common psychological problem, experienced by many people at some time during their lives.
When we speak of drugs, we mean those substances that affect our brain and, thus, our behavior.
Experimentar la muerte de un ser amado es uno de los eventos más dolorosos de la vida.
Large amounts of food put us at risk for the three major eating disorders: obesity, bulimia, and anorexia nervosa.
La agresión sexual es un crimen que se ha convertido en un problema epidémico y puede ser un evento extremadamente estresante y aterrador que puede alterar severamente el estilo de vida del sobreviviente.
Aunque los hombres son más propensos a morir por suicidio, las mujeres son más propensas a intentar suicidarse.
Tode el mundo experimenta estrés. El estrés puede ser ocasionado por diversas causas: actividades diarias, relaciones entre personas, cambios en la vida, enfermedades, e inclusive, eventos divertidos.
La mayoría de las personas experimentan eventos estresantes, pero cuando el evento es excepcionalmente estresante puede ser llamado trauma o experiencia traumática.
Female Sexual Pain (FSP) disorders affect about 15% of women, and include symptoms of pain in and around the vulva, vagina, or uterus.
Una fobia se defina como un miedo y/o una evitación de un objeto, actividad, o situación que el individuo sabe que es fuera de proporción al peligro actual que el objeto, actividad o situación posee.
A migraine or “sick headache,” is experienced as a sudden onset, most often one-sided, intensely throbbing pain.
Anxiety is the body’s natural response to the perception of threat.
There is a 50/50 chance that couples who marry today will divorce, and almost half of all children now growing up in the United States have seen or will see their parents’ marriage end.
A person collects and keeps a lot of items, even things that appear useless or of little value to most people
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The greatest risk to children’s health is not cancer, heart disease, or any other form of illness. The leading killer of children (ages 1–19) in the United States is injury.
Insomnia is a common problem affecting up to 30% of adults. Half of the people with insomnia think their problem is bad enough to seek professional help.
Increasing attention has been devoted to intimate partner violence by the general public, government agencies, and mental health professionals over the past 50 years.
Pritchard’s dissertation, “Interpersonal Emotion Regulation in Mood Disorders: Contextual, Biological, and Social Processes,” is a series of projects aimed to advance our understanding of intra- and interpersonal emotion regulation by examining biological and behavioral processes as mechanisms in affective change, emotional disorder risk, and negative interpersonal outcomes.
La depresión es un problema psicológico común, es experimentado por muchas personas en algún momento durante sus vidas.
La timidez es el sentimiento de incomodidad, tensión, o ansiedad que comúnmente una persona puede experimentar cuando tiene que interactuar con otras personas, o cuando enfrenta la posibilidad de hacer algo en frente de otros.
HIV is a chronic illness, and with proper treatment, individuals with HIV can live long lives, generally without changes to one’s life expectancy.
According to the Nuprin Pain Report, over half of the U.S. adult population suffers from backaches each year.
ABCT member Mitch Prinstein comments on the following article related to the link between childhood abuse and adult suicide.
According to recent census data, approximately 50% of first marriages end in divorce, one of life’s most stressful events.
PTSD is a stress-related disorder that develops after a traumatic experience.
Suicides among military personnel have been steadily rising during the past ten years, with suicide now being the second-leading cause of death among military personnel.
Though military personnel and veterans can experience the full range of mental health conditions, research suggests they are more likely to be diagnosed with mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, panic, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as anger-related disorders.
Misuse of legal stimulants by children and adolescents is a growing concern for parents and health-care providers.
Although once thought to be a relatively rare condition, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is now recognized to be a common and often debilitating form of mental illness.
Opioid use disorder is defined by regular use of opioids and at least two of the following symptoms: (1) taking more opioids than one wanted, or intended to; (2) having trouble cutting down on opioid use; (3) spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from the effects of opioids;
In panic disorder, the panic attacks are “false” alarms, because the feeling of the alarm occurs even though there is no real danger.
Parenting programs provide parents with skills to help reduce challenging behaviors in their child (e.g., aggression, defiance) and improve their relationship with their child
It is normal for youths to experience periods of depressed mood as they navigate childhood and adolescence.
A phobia can be defined as a fear and/or avoidance of an object, activity, or situation that the individual knows is out of proportion to the actual danger that that object, activity, or situation poses.
Most people experience stressful events, but when the event is exceptionally stressful it may be called trauma or a traumatic experience.
Postpartum depression and anxiety are very common disorders, affecting as many as 1 in 6 new mothers.
The effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment may be especially upsetting for people diagnosed as adolescents and young adults.
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy developed by Dr. Thomas R. Lynch for disorders of overcontrol.
Schizophrenia is a major mental illness which affects approximately 1 out of 100 in the world’s population.
Selective Mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder in which a child or adolescent fails to speak in specific social situations or to specific people (e.g., school, birthday parties, or to familiar adults), despite being able to speak in other situations and to other people (e.g., home, parents, or to peers).
“Sex” (or “sex assigned at birth”) refers to whether someone is labeled as male or female at birth (or before birth during an ultrasound).
Anyone — men, women, and even children — can be sexually assaulted.
It is that all-toofamiliar feeling of discomfort, tension, or anxiety that a person may experience when he or she has to interact with other people, or when he or she faces the prospect of doing something in front of others.
Stress can come from anywhere: day-to-day activities, relationships, work, life changes, illness, even from fun events.
Understanding who is at risk for suicide involves understanding the complex factors among individual differences, long-term risk factors, and short-term risk factors
Suicide Briefing Book: A resource for the media and lay people looking to better understand, write about, or talk about suicide.
En las encuestas a estudiantes de la escuela secundaria, 8% a 10% reportan haber hecho un intento de suicidio.
Traumas in the military can occur in a variety of circumstances, at home and abroad
We are currently facing a pandemic of a novel coronavirus that has already killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Written by ABCT members Camilo Ortiz, Anne Marie Albano, Mitch Prinstein, Regine Galanti, Dan Hoffman, Tim Cavell, and Hillary Vidair, it dispels several myths about effective, evidence based discipline.
Much is known about the habit, including the fact that many of the facts which apply to smoking apply also to other forms of tobacco use, such as chewing tobacco, pipes, cigars, and snuff.
People who identify as TGNC experience their gender as something different than what is stereotypically associated with their sex assigned at birth.
El trastorno límite de la personalidad (TLP) es un desorden psicológico que afecta aproximadamente entre el 1% y 2% de la población.
Una vez considerado como un problema relativamente raro, el trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo (TOC) es ahora conocido como una forma de trastorno mental común y frecuentemente debilitante.
La ansiedad es una emoción normal y una experiencia común, y representa unas de las emociones humanas más fundamentales.
Everyone experiences stress in their lives, but when an event or series of events is exceptionally stressful, it is called a trauma or traumatic experience.
Todas las personas experimentan estrés en sus vidas, pero cuando un evento o una serie de eventos son excepcionalmente estresantes, se llama trauma o una experiencia traumática.
Trichotillomania, also known as hair pulling disorder (HPD), is a psychiatric illness affecting up to 4% of the population.
If someone you know has an alcohol or drug problem, whether it is your spouse, another family member, a friend, or an employee, your support can be very important in helping that person change.
Unemployment can be associated with increases in depression and anxiety, trouble sleeping, decreased life-satisfaction, problems with alcohol abuse, and changes in physical well-being.
Cuando hablamos de drogas, nos referimos a aquellas sustancias que afectan nuestro cerebro y, por lo tanto, nuestro comportamiento.
In general terms, psychotherapy is a relationship in which one person enlists the professional assistance of another for the purpose of bringing about changes in his or her own feelings, thoughts, attitudes, and/or behavior.
exposing worry’s deceit: Percentage of untrue worries in generalized anxiety disorder treatment
early everyone worries at some time, and it is normal that worry increases when problems or dangers exist, or when a person faces something new or unknown.