Treating Anxiety and Obsessions: Nothing to Fear but Fear itself?

Written by Dr. John Carosso Nothing to fear…? Y’ know, Franklin Delano Roosevelt may have been on to something. You see, anxiety is considered to be based in fear and, more often than not, there really is nothing to fear but the fear itself. Anxiety can manifest in worry, obsession, irrational fears (phobias), compulsive behavior, school avoidance, fear of sleeping […]

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Autism and Violent Crimes: Let’s Look at the Numbers

Written by Dr. John Carosso Recent events and speculation The recent events in Connecticut are abhorrent and troubling beyond words. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the parents, families, and all those affected. This incident is also raising speculation and fears that people with autism, or more specifically Asperger’s Disorder, are more likely to be considered dangerous or violent. […]

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Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor | December 10, 2012

Written by: Dr. John Carosso What I’m expected to do… As a psychologist, I’m expected to talk about traditional and clinically-relevant approaches to help kids, and parents, work through difficulties. This of course would include helping people to think in more reasonable ways (cognitive therapy), behave in ways that are productive and healthy (behavioral approaches), be emphatic (Rogerian techniques), stay […]

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ADHD: A sprint to better grades!!

Written by Dr. Carosso Traditional approaches, for better or worse You all know the traditional approaches to helping kids with ADHD. Children are often prescribed medication, and a number of behavioral approaches are used in the classroom including sitting away from distractions, near the teacher, calling on these children more often, and using sticker charts for success in completing assignments. […]

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