Daily Archives: 07/08/2014

How to “Bully-Proof” Kids

    By Gariane Phillips Gunter, M.D.  Do you think October’s national anti-bullying campaign was successful in stopping bullies? The Washington Postrecently blogged about our country having a hard time defining bullying among kids. So, what can we, as parents, do to protect our children and teens? Here are some tips for “bully-proofing” your kids: Distinguish between events […]

How Psychotherapy Changes the Brain

By Serina Deen, MDMPH When I first see patients for evaluation, they often tell me that they’ve debated starting a “biological” treatment such as medication, versus a “psychological” treatment such as psychotherapy. I’m happy to report that as brain imaging technology advances, we’re finding that this distinction may be obsolete. Psychotherapy is also “biological” in […]

Teach Teens and (Yourself!) how to W.A.I.T

By Tristan Gorrindo, M.D. By now, over 80 percent of teens have an account with Facebook, Twitter, or some other social networking site. A common feature on almost all of these sites is the ability to share with your friends whatever is on your mind. Commonly these posts appear on a “wall” or other profile […]

What to expect for your first visit with your psychiatrist

By David Goldsmith, M.D., & Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. Follow @VahabzadehMD Resident Psychiatrists, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine Your Psychiatrist’s Training A psychiatrist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat people who are experiencing a wide range of issues, from emotional distress to more severe mental health concerns. […]

vitamin D deficiencies & Alzheimer’s disease

People with moderate-to-severe vitamin D deficiencies are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia than those who have an adequate supply of the vitamin in their body, a new study has found. Researchers, led by David J. Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that adults who suffered […]