Adjustment Disorder

Definition: An array of stress-induced syndromes that occur within 3 months after exposure to a distressing (traumatic or non-traumatic) event, such as marital or financial conflict in adults, family conflict, school problems, death of a family member, sexuality...

Disassociative Identity Disorder

Definition: Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously referred to as multiple personality disorder, involves a disturbance of identity in which two or more separate and distinct personality states (or identities) control an individual’s behavior at...

Bulimia Nervosa

Definition: Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by frequent binge eating followed by behavior such as self-induced vomiting to avoid weight gain. To meet the criteria for a bulimia diagnosis the behavior must occur at least once per week for three months. Many people...

Anorexia Nervosa

Definition: Anorexia nervosa is characterized by emaciation, a relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight, a distortion of body image and intense fear of gaining weight. Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening...

What does anxiety look like in a child?

Childhood Anxiety By Abby Watel, LCSW What does anxiety look like in a child? Isn’t it normal and common for children and adolescents to be anxious? Should parents see anxiety in their child as something temporary – a phase that will be outgrown? Should parents push a...