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Archive for 2016

The Importance of a Good Night Sleep for Children and Adolescents

Posted by admin 4:54 am, 11 June 2016

It is well established that sleep is important for an individual’s physiological, cognitive and psychological (emotional and behavioural) functioning. That is, inadequate sleep has been found consistently to increase emotional and behavioural problems including depression, anxiety and behavioural...

A Tough Day at Home with my 4 Year Old- it happens to all of us.

Posted by admin 4:20 am, 4 April 2016

I am writing this blog today while winding down from a behaviourally challenging morning with my 4 year old. It is certainly one of our tougher days, not only for her and for me but also for my friend and her daughter who had the pleasure of seeing these moments and also for my baby who wanted to...

Major Depressive Disorders and Increased Risk of Suicide

Posted by admin 12:31 am, 10 March 2016

The Sydney Morning Herald today featured an article on the significant rise in suicide rates in Australia over the past 12 months. 12 per 100,000 people in 2014 committed suicide that is the highest level in 13 years. There has been a significant rise (50%) in suicide of women aged 15-24 years and...

Understanding and Managing Stress

Posted by admin 3:26 am, 18 January 2016

Stress is something that most of us experience at times. It is often described as feeling overloaded, tense and worried or wound-up.

Due to perceived or actual stressful demands, our nervous system gets activated (flight or fight response) and releases adrenalin and cortisol hormones into...