Nightmares and Night Terrors in Children

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The children were finally asleep and their parents were looking forward to a little relaxation time before turning in for the night. Suddenly, they heard a shriek from their four year old daughter’s room. They rushed upstairs to find her thrashing around and screaming. When they tried to go comfort her, she pushed them away and didn’t even seem to recognize them. After a few…

Anxiety and Depression in Teenage Girls

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

Both the mother and father had noticed that their teenage daughter had slowly been withdrawing from various activities that she had enjoyed. First she quit the soccer team and now the academic team. She no longer asked to go out with her friends on the weekend and it was all her parents could do to get her out of the house. When her parents asked…

Face Time During Meal Time

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

A father and daughter go out to a restaurant for lunch. They sit down in a booth and both quietly slip out their cell phones and start texting and checking e-mail. This continues until the waitress comes to take their order. Another 20 minutes go by as silence envelops the table. It is not until the food comes that an actual face-to-face conversation starts between…

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