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

June 13th, 2017 - By jen in Psychotherapy, Teens

A large new study out this week contains some alarming data about the state of children’s mental health in the United States, finding that depression in many children appears to start as early as age 11. By the time they hit age 17, the analysis found, 13.6 percent of boys and a staggering 36.1 percent of girls have been or are depressed. Read full article: The Washington Post, “More … Continue reading

Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

February 14th, 2017 - By jen in Psychotherapy

It’s tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online..But a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests many more teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing major depressive episodes at this age than boys. Read full article: npr, … Continue reading

The Power of Concentration

January 9th, 2017 - By jen in Psychotherapy, Uncategorized

Though the concept originates in ancient Buddhist, Hindu and Chinese traditions, when it comes to experimental psychology, mindfulness is less about spirituality and more about concentration: the ability to quiet your mind, focus your attention on the present, and dismiss any distractions that come your way. Read Full Article: The New York Times, “The Power of Concentration”