In a new article, (Sirota, Round, Samaranayaka, and Kostopoulou, 2017), we find that prescribing (or perhaps overprescribing) of antibiotics can be affected by a patient, or parent’s, expectations for an antibiotic, has an impact on the willingness of a PCP to write a prescription for them. The study is one more way that we see […]
In 2016, Dr. Bill Pelham and his team put out a great paper. In it, he compared teaching parents behavioral skills or using medicine for ADHD children. What he found was the order you first use the parenting skills and medicine matters. Parenting benefits children with ADHD when it includes direct behavioral strategies. For example, parents must be more […]
Terrorism: The news seems to constantly filled with stories of bombings and plots. Over and over again, we hear “remain vigilant.” Clearly, our world seems more frightening than ever. Fears seem ever-present. The news can make all of us have many fears. Will we become victims of the next terror act? Should we be on […]
A new study (Pelham, et al., 2016) published in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology reports that when children with ADHD receive behavioral therapy, particularly along with medication therapy, they follow the classroom rules better and receive better ratings from adults. The abstract states “The group beginning with behavioral treatment displayed significantly lower […]
Dr. Arnold has published a new blog on dealing with depression. In the blog, you’ll find five steps to overcoming depression by replacing it with joy and meaning in your life.
Many popular articles have recently been written about staying present and being mindful. Some folks describe it as focusing your attention on the sensory experiences in the moment–like hearing the wind blow or feeling the temperature on your skin. But mindfulness can be more than simply distracting your attention. The Metacognitive Therapy folks in England […]
Do you have fear that disrupts your life? Exposure Therapy is an effective strategy for a variety of anxiety problems, including PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Phobias. The core of most exposure therapy strategies consists of reducing anxiety by overcoming avoidance, and learning new “safety” ideas.
Have I Developed Weather Worry? Over the last few years, weather forecasters and technology have combined to make sure all of us know as much as possible about the weather. Forecasters use impressive words like “Titan Doppler” and “Storm Team” to send a message: “Trust us, It’s Going to be Really, Really Bad…..Stay Tuned.” Is […]
Professional Clinical Counselor Bob Forte has been in private practice since 1980. He is a graduate from Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio where he was also a part of their clinical faculty from 1994-2009. Bob primarily works with adults, individually or in couples, in addition to families. He works with depression, anxiety disorders, relationships, anger […]
Research tells us that we can improve reading speed and comprehension if we make a game of daily reading. Have your child read a short passage, gaged at her present reading level, and time how long it takes to complete the book. Divide the number of words by the minutes (for example, a second grade usually […]