Category: Emotional Management

Early Self-Regulation Leads to Improved Stress Tolerance

The University of Pittsburgh reviewed a 25 year longitudinal study covering the effects of early support for individuals and families in low income households. The study identified relationship between early intervention and behavioral regulation later in life.

Results indicate that early emotional support, including family and individual therapy for members of the family, helped with effective communication and proper goal setting.

Read more

Emotional Exhaustion: Causes, Symptoms, and Remedies

Emotional Exhaustion: Cause, Symptoms, and Remedies

In 2017, the American Psychological Association conducted a survey called Stress in America:
The State of Our Nation and its results indicated that stress is prominent across all age groups.

APA Stress in America™ Survey: US at ‘Lowest Point We Can Remember;’ Future of Nation Most Commonly Reported Source of Stress (November 1, 2017)

The study’s overall consensus was that while the causes of stress differ between groups, the effects of chronic stress or emotional exhaustion are consistent. Read more

Developing Goals for the Fall/Winter

With the summer ending, the idea of returning to school or back to a rigorous work schedule can be difficult to cope with. Most people “go with the flow” and take things day by day. This may be effective in the short term and can certainly help you enjoy the last few weeks of summer, but is not sustainable long term.

Read more

Early Depression Screening for Children & Teenagers

The Push for Early Depression Screening Continues

In February, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended yearly screenings for depression in children and adolescents.

If such recommendations were heeded, then children and adolescents would be screened for depression by their pediatrician at the same time as their yearly physicals. With depression rates increasing each year, and an abundance of research supporting the need for early detection, this recommendation is a step in the right direction.

Read more

Helpful Tips To Tackle Anxiety Throughout the Week

Helpful Tips To Tackle Anxiety Throughout the Week

Anxiety has the power to cripple our ability to get things done.

When we experience the hallmarks of anxiety (racing thoughts, tightness in chest, panic etc.), the perception of our obstacles throughout the week becomes worse if we don’t take action.

Why does this happen?

Whether you are a student or in the work force, anxiety can cripple your ability to perform at work or in the classroom and drain you of any energy needed to carry out tasks in your personal life.
Read more

Effects of Diet on Mental Health

At the Duffy Counseling Center, we see many children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, …

Early Self-Regulation Leads to Improved Stress Tolerance

The University of Pittsburgh reviewed a 25 year longitudinal study covering the effects of early support for individuals …

Emotional Exhaustion: Causes, Symptoms, and Remedies

Emotional Exhaustion: Cause, Symptoms, and Remedies

In 2017, the American Psychological Association conducted a survey called Stress in America: The State of Our Nation and …