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 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.