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Neurofeedback Starting at NCFWC!!!!

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses movies, video games, computers and other tools to regulate brain waves. Neurofeedback has been shown to be beneficial for: Attention disorders: ADHD, ADD (improving attention) Epilepsy Sleep disorders Substance abuse disorders Continuing research shows benefits for disorders such as: Traumatic brain injury Anxiety Depression Chronic pain The…

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Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

By JAN HOFFMAN SEPT. 29, 2016 Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity? New research suggests they can. Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective…

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Preventing Teen Suicide: What the Evidence Shows

Aaron E. Carroll THE NEW HEALTH CARE AUG. 17, 2017 Rates of teen suicide continue to rise, federal health officials reported this month, with rates for girls higher than at any point in the last 40 years. A rational response would be to engage in evidence-based measures to try to reverse this course. Too often,…

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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just…

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What Methods Can Help Manage ADHD-Related Time Blindness?

Experts offer tips for adults and children with time management challenges, which can be chronic. By Jennifer Lea Reynolds, Contributor | July 21, 2017, at 10:17 a.m. If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and frequently struggle with estimating how long something may take or find time management in general a challenge, it’s possible that…

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The Strategies That Science Actually Shows Are Effective For Depression

Depression is now the leading cause of disability across the globe. That’s a huge statistic in itself—it means that more people are disabled because of depression than by any other physical or mental health issue out there. It’s worth taking a minute to wrap your brain around that—in part because it means you’re not alone, and…

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10 Tips To Help Dads and Daughters Stay Close

Navigating the changes that come with adolescence Rae Jacobson Adolescence can be a difficult time for fathers and daughters. As little girls grow into young women, it can be hard for dads to figure where, and how, they fit in. “As parents, our roles change over time,” says Dr. Jerry Bubrick, director of the Anxiety…

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The New Way To Prevent Anxiety in Kids

About 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder each year. Rates are rising among young people and the use of anti-anxiety drugs is soaring. What can be done to reverse this mental health crisis? Part of the answer soon may be to start putting more at-risk preschoolers—and their parents—in therapy. A growing body of…

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More than a third of teenage girls experience depression, new study says

  By Ariana Eunjung Cha May 31   (iStockphoto) Depression is usually considered an issue parents have to watch out for starting in the turbulent teenage years. The CW channel, full of characters with existential angst about school, friends and young love, tells us so, as do the countless parenting books about the adolescent years in every guidance counselor’s office. But…

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Teenagers’ sleep quality and mental health at risk over late-night mobile phone use

Researchers advise ‘physical boundaries’ over devices in bedrooms after study finds poor sleep associated with phone use linked to depressed moods Teenagers who reported ‘constantly texting into the night’ said the problem had escalated a year later. Photograph: ljubaphoto/Getty Images Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say…

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How to Talk to Kids About the Ariana Grande Concert Attack

5/23/2017 by Gil Kaufman Christopher Furlong/Getty Images It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: a Twitter alert that there’s been a violent attack at the venue where your child is attending a concert. That horror came to life for thousands of English moms and dads on Monday night when a suicide bomber set off an explosive outside…

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Mark Fiore for KQED When her youngest daughter, Naomi, was in middle school, Ellen watched the teen disappear behind a screen. Her once bubbly daughter went from hanging out with a few close friends after school to isolating herself in her room for hours at a time. (NPR has agreed to use only the pair’s…

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