Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple
From challenges with hair pulling to supporting a child through a regression in toilet training, Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins answer real parent questions in this episode. For each question, they offer clinical insight to help parents better understand what might be going on, and suggestions for next steps and ways to support the child. We think all caring adults will be interested in this discussion. Be sure to tune in.
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Dr. J. Stuart Ablon: Kids Lack Skills, Not Will to Do Well (YouTube-AccuTrain)
Question #1: How to Help With Hair Pulling (01:40)
Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) (AACAP)
What If My Child Has Obsessive Compuslive Disorder (OCD)? (MGH Clay Center)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Closer Look (MGH Clay Center)
What If My Child Is Prescribed an SSRI? (MGH Clay Center)
Question #2: How to Help My Teenager with Avoidance Behaviors at Home and at School (06:15)
Anxiety in Our Children: The Role of Avoidance Behavior (National Association for Child Development)
School Refusal: When Back-to-School Is a Struggle (MGH Clay Center)
CBT Snapshot: Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Phobias (MGH Clay Center)
Question #3: Child Can’t Stop Touching Things When They Walk Around the House (13:05)
Overview: Tics (National Health Service)
What If My Child Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? (MGH Clay Center)
Question #4: How to Help 5-Year-Old with Potty Training Regression (18:05)
Potty Training Regression: What To Do About It (Cleveland Clinic)
What Is Collaborative Problem Solving? (Think:Kids)
Tips for Dealing with Potty Training Regression (Healthline)
Welcome Back (Theme from Welcome Back, Kotter) (YouTube-John Sebastian)
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Co-hosted by two shrinks, Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple plays up the fact that mental health is anything but simple, while helping parents and other caregivers to navigate some tough questions.