Thursday, March 12, 2009

How to Help a Traumatized Child

Internationally recognized authority on children in crisis Dr. Bruce Perry explains in this article at Oprah.com what we can do to assist children and teens who experience trauma (about 1 in 4 children). Not just for parents, this step by step guide is also useful for teachers, caregivers, caseworkers, and other adults who may come in contact with a child who experiences a serious illness, illness in the family, neighborhood violence, or a natural disaster.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bad Marriages Harder on the Woman

A new study reported in HealthDay observed that men were as likely as women to become depressed with marital strain, but only women showed a link between a stressful marriage and negativity, depression, and metabolic syndrome - a cluster of symptoms including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar which boost the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.