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Tips for Helping Your Child Sleep Well At Night

For a good night’s sleep, cut out children’s screen time before bedtime. Victoria Times Colonist recently reported that television before bed can negatively affect the quality of children’s sleep and behaviour.  The effects, from a study completed by Seattle’s Children’s … Continue reading

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Anxiety Disorders Increase Risk of Substance Abuse and Suicide

Over one third of people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder self-medicate with drugs or alcohol, reported Dr. Kirk Murphy at the 19th Annual David Berman Conference on Concurrent Disorders on May 25, 2011. Concurrent Disorders are what the mental health community … Continue reading

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Depression linked to genes in two studies

Depression linked to genes in two studies. Two new studies link Depression to chromosomes, supporting evidence of a genetic link for this disorder.  I hope that this research helps to reduce the stigma of mental illness, and assists people in … Continue reading

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New Anxiety Treatment Possible

New Study Identifies Biological Mechanism for Anxiety Research published last week in The Journal of Neuroscience identified a mechanism in the brain that controls anxiety.  The Victoria Times Colonist reports: New anxiety treatment possible.  While current medications do exist for treating … Continue reading

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Yoga Benefits Mood and Mental Health

Yoga tops walking, study finds. Exercise can improve your mood, and decrease anxiety and depression symptoms.  Studies have shown that even walking 20 minutes a day can improve your mood, leaving you feeling more calm and relaxed.  This new study, … Continue reading

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Great Websites for Child Development & Mental Health!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health http://www.childrenfirst.nhs.uk http://www.investinkids.ca http://www.bcchildrenfirst.ca http://www.anxietybc.com http://www.realage.com http://www.oprah.com

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10 Reasons Why Yoga is Good For Your Mental Health

1. It focuses your mind on your body, rather than your worries. 2. It is time just for you-no one else. 3. It encourages you to breathe. 4. It keeps you flexible. 5. It will help you sleep better at … Continue reading

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