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Anxiety

One common misperception parents and teens have is that the anxiety they experience is always proportionate to the stressful situations that they encounter. When people experience stressful situations, they often underestimate their ability to cope with these situations and feel stuck. Viewpoint Center empowers families...

Stress is something that everyone deals with on a daily basis, but when it starts having an impact on your overall wellness it can become a major problem. Raising awareness about stress is important because many parents and teens don’t know how stress presents itself...

It can be difficult to find out what is going on in your isolated teen’s life if they spend most of their time in their room and aren’t the one to initiate conversations with you. Just because your teen prefers to spend time alone doesn’t...

Previously thought of as a type of anxiety disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is now considered its own category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). As many people who have been diagnosed with OCD struggle with intense anxiety, they may first be diagnosed with anxiety...

Social anxiety has almost become normative in our society. Canceling plans, awkward interactions, and shyness are all described as signs of being “socially anxious.” While rates of social anxiety are increasing across all age groups, the average onset is much earlier than in previous generations....

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a much-discussed psychological disorder that, despite its strong and easily identifiable name value, is often misunderstood.  One percent of the population is afflicted with OCD; a condition in which they obsess to an unhealthy degree over certain things or matters in life,...

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than 1 in 4 students, grades 6-12, have experienced bullying. Furthermore, bullying has expanded. It’s no longer confined to face-to-face interactions--now it can be anonymous through online harassment, giving it a whole new platform...

Changing leaves, candy corn, trick-or-treating, scary costumes, and Hocus Pocus--these are all things we think about when October rolls around. But among all the plastic skeletons, fake bats, and black cats, it’s important to remember that it’s Bullying Prevention Month and many children face real...

“Eyes are the window to the soul”--a saying that has been passed around for hundreds of years, with no known origin, but seems to resonate. The eyes are critical for making decisions, understanding another person’s emotions, and helping others understand yours. New research suggests that...