This week I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Chris Smith Show on 2GB radio. We discussed a recent study conducted by the Garvan Institute, lead in part by Dr Kenny Ip, which discovered a correlation between weight gain and stress.Read More
It can be more difficult to read the signs of an anxiety condition in teens because during the teen years, a certain degree of stress and struggle is expected. More often than not, red flags are overlooked and blamed on hormones.Read More
Social anxiety can have a negative impact on your son or daughter by preventing them from communicating effectively, joining activities, performing academically and making friends. If your child or teen’s shyness is standing in their way there are many strategies and treatments that may help.Read More
In order to perform well in challenging situations people need to be psychologically and physically alert. While feeling ‘psyched up’ prior to an exam can enhance performance too much psychological arousal can lead to feeling ‘psyched out’. Although most people feel nervous before a test, some students experience a debilitating amount of anxiety that involves feelings of dread, racing thoughts and an inability to concentrate. This is commonly referred to as test anxiety.Read More
It’s hard enough being a teenager with your body changing and hormones running wild, then you throw in the pressure that comes with social media....
For parents, this is also a challenging time. You're also learning to navigate how to deal with your teenager and their emotions. Here we look at the negative impact of social media on teenagers and some advice for how to deal with this as a parent.Read More