Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed local reporter Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ 950 to the clinic this morning for a round of interviews with a variety of clinic staff on topics that affect children, adults, couples and families. Birmingham Maple Clinic therapists discussed infidelity, financial infidelity, boundaries, sexual addiction, reducing addictive online or computer behavior in kids, reducing the impact […]
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A new ADHD study focuses on treating children with behavioral therapy before medicine, and doctors say it’s an approach that could change the way young children are treated. Click here to view the full segment.
Birmingham Maple Clinic talks with Cindy Kainz, host of The Bottom Line, about common marital challenges and how to overcome them. To see the full interview, please click here.
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Carrie Krawiec talks about how to minimize negativity in your relationships on WWJ AM News Radio. To hear the full segment, click here.
BMC therapist Dr. Lori Kanat Edelson appeared on Fox2 News in Detroit to discuss the importance of female friendships. She emphasized that friendships among women can help reduce stress and foster a feeling of connectedness and belonging. Click here to see the full interview.
From Jerry Davich of ChicagoTribune.com: It’s called cutting. Cutters, who more often are female, use any sharp object to scrape or cut his or her skin, typically an arm, leg or abdomen. Sometimes the cut is enough to only make a mark, other times it’s enough to draw blood or cause serious injury. This practice […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Lori Kanat Edelson appeared on WJBK Fox 2 Detroit social media to discuss what happens when friendships become imbalanced, the red flags to look for in one-sided friendships, and how to address concerns when the imbalance becomes untenable. Click here to see the full interview.
Andrea Celenza, PhD, author, training and supervising analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School visited Birmingham Maple Clinic on Friday March 18, 2016 to discuss Sexual Boundary Violations. Dr. Celenza met with clinic therapists to discuss the prevalence of sexual boundary violations by professionals; the typical […]
From Mary Fetzer of SeattleBrideMag.com: Getting married when you’re too young could result in divorce, of course. But waiting too long—and it’s not nearly as long as you might think—could be just as problematic. Newer research shows that divorce trends in America are changing. But can your marriage really be at risk before it even […]
BMC therapist Dan O’Neil appeared on WMYD TV on March 9, 2016 to discuss the impact of too much screen time on a child’s developing brain, and talked about ways parents can help their child moderate screen time exposure. To see the full segment, click here.
From Metro Parent magazine: Stop the zombie eating! Here’s how a ‘mindful’ approach creates healthier habits in your children. Teen movies regularly feature the cliché dumpee drowning her sorrows in a gallon of ice cream. In reality, kids regularly make thoughtless food choices. This impulse begins with infancy, says Lori Edelson, therapist and CEO of Birmingham […]
Campaign season is in full swing and with that many are curious about the personal life of the potential President. The democratic candidates will be in Detroit on Monday which led local reporter, Deanna Lites, to wonder about infidelity and why would a powerful, successful woman like candidate Hillary Clinton stay with her husband after […]
BMC therapist Carrie Krawiec talked with WWJ-AM News Radio on Thursday to talk about how disagreeing in a relationship can help insure both parties are heard on important issues. To hear to full segment, click here.
By Carina Storrs, special to CNN: The use of benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium, is on the rise, and the number of overdose deaths related to them soared in recent years, new research says. Benzodiazepines are a class of medication with sedative properties that are prescribed for anxiety, insomnia and other conditions. The potential […]
Why should I care? Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Up to 20% of individuals with anorexia will die as a result of their illness (NEDA). However, early intervention results in better outcomes. Common questions from parents and family members who think a loved one is struggling: “I thought […]
From Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States and Huffington Post guest editor: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been a passionate voice on so many important issues, and I’m grateful that she is using her day as Guest Editor to shine a bright light on mental health, particularly children’s mental health, […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Carrie Krawiec appeared with Erin Nicole of WXYZ 7 Action News on MyTV20 this morning to discuss dating in the modern age. Carrie identified the following tactics when navigating dating in this tech-filled time: Create realistic expectations Know the difference between a value, a preference and reality. Practice active listening or […]
This year, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is focusing on the importance of early intervention. We’re encouraging the public to take just 3 minutes to complete the confidential online eating disorders screening at screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/NEDA. Taking 3 minutes to complete the screening will help determine if it is time to seek professional help. In order […]
From Alice Park of Time.com: After reviewing the existing studies on autism screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a group of experts tasked by the federal government to review medical studies and provide recommendations for the public, said Tuesday in a statement in JAMA that there is not enough evidence to recommend all […]
From EverydayPowerBlog.com: You have the power to learn and grow from your parent’s mistakes…if that’s what you want to call them… there is no perfect parent and lots of conflicting opinions about parenting… but nonetheless people seem to feel the best about their childhood when their parent’s choices, behavior, personality seemed to be a good […]
BMC therapist Rita Mueller has this to say about the importance of preparing yourself for sleep: A very important condition to enter sleep is “Ease your mind first” and make sure your winding down period starts before bedtime. The final demand for entering sleep is to allow myself to withdraw from any thoughts about and interests into […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed Jane White, director and founder of Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force to the clinic for a seminar for therapists on February 12, 2016. The Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force is a non-profit organization originally founded through the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. It is comprised of 90 Michigan […]
As Valentine’s Day approaches some people are giving thorough assessment to the quality of their relationships while others may be solemnly obsessing about the absence of a relationship and how to get into a new one. Most have not considered, however, how therapy can help improve your dating life. So how may a therapist help […]
The following is excerpted from a presentation, “Eliminating Resentment… Solidifying Recovery,” given as part of The Meadows’ Michigan Lecture Series on November 10, 2010, by Dan O’Neil, MALLP. RESENTMENT The word “resentment” has two parts: “re,” which means “again,” and “sentment,” which is “to feel.” So resentment is to feel again, or a feeling […]
Birmingham psychotherapist Lori Edelson talks about how encouraging mindfulness in children can help combat childhood obesitiy on WWJ-AM. Click here to hear the segment.
From Sara Solovitch at washingtonpost.com: It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health […]
From Joseph Rauch of talkspace.com: The words “judge” and “judgment” have negative connotations and tend to place people in a no-win situation. You don’t want to be judged, yet you want to be able to tell if someone is judging you. Even when we know discovering the truth might hurt, curiosity wins. Judgment, however, is […]
January 25-31, 2016 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (#NDAFW). NDAFW is national health observance for teens to promote local events to raise awareness and aid in prevention of teen drug use. The goal of this year’s NDAFW is to “Shatter the Myths” of drug use by presenting scientific information. A student is 50% less likely to try […]
From Kelly Bryant of pgeveryday.com: In a perfect world, you married into a family where everyone gets along blissfully and all parties have the happy feels all of the time. But since it’s not a perfect world, and no one gets along all of the time — not even your own clan — there are […]
From Rebecca Desfosse at Care.com: It’s the ultimate parenting test: Your child throws a first-class meltdown in the middle of the supermarket. Do you threaten, coerce and dole out punishments? Or, do you respond with empathy, love and kindness? If you abide more by the latter, you just might be a positive parent. According to […]
On Monday January 11, 2016 PBS broadcast the documentary Autism in Love by Matt Fuller. The documentary means to shatter stereo-types of those diagnosed with Autism while they pursue and manage romantic relationships. An especially interesting topic since those with Autism Spectrum Disorder have particular deficits in communication and social interaction. Any relationship requires a […]
From Christina Samuels at Education Week: The first time autism spectrum disorder was raised in this political campaign, in one of the Republican debates, the conversation took a predictable path into a conversation about vaccines and their supposed connection to the neurological disability. And that’s the way conversations about autism generally go: there’s a lot […]
Flint, Michigan is getting worldwide attention for all of the wrong reasons. Renowned environmentalist Erin Brokovich had been raising social alarms in recent weeks and as of December 15, 2015 the mayor even declared a state of emergency due high levels of lead in children’s blood. Residents have complained of persistent problems with their water since the city switched the […]
With fewer than 10 days left until Christmas many people are feeling the stress of last minute gift getting. Perhaps the most stressful gifts to buy are the ones for those where we feel totally stumped as to what to get. We are likely to procrastinate buying for our hard-to-buy family and friends, hoping inspiration will strike. A […]
The US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) considers stigma to be the most debilitating aspect of mental illness. Mental illness is a condition that impacts a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior or mood and may affect his or her ability to relate to others or function on a daily basis. Stigma, a mark of disgrace […]
From Matthew Tolsky of neighborhoodseen.com: The decorations and the tree. Carols and candy canes. Stockings and shopping. Eggnog and the annual viewing of A Miracle on 34th Street. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or even Festivus, for many people, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But for others, this […]
On Friday November 20, 2015 Dr. Doug Callan of Michigan School of Professional Psychology presented about the Neurobiological and Cognitive Effects of Cannabis Use in Adolescents. Dr. Callan reported about the history of attitudes toward marijuana, the impact on the adolescent brain, and recommendations for treatment. Dr. Callan reports that the earlier the use the […]
November is National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Caregiver Action Network (caregiveraction.org) the theme for 2015 is “RESPITE: Care for Caregivers”. An estimated 44 million adults serve as caregivers in the United States. Caregiving is a stressful job that requires empathy, patience and reliability. Caregiving typically occurs within immediate families, without compensation and can […]
From Signe Whitson of huffingtonpost.com: A few weeks ago, I had the terrific fortune of getting to present some of the bullying prevention work that I do to a group of children at a local bookstore. As if interacting with smiling, exuberant young people was not gift enough, a reporter also attended the event a […]
ON NOVEMBER 19, 2015, WE ARE CALLING ON EVERYONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HAVE DINNER WITH THE PEOPLE THEY CARE ABOUT AND TO BREAK THE SILENCE ON DRUGS AND ADDICTION BY DISCUSSING IT. Dependence on alcohol and drugs is a serious national public health problem. The federal government is taking steps to address the problem […]
From The Blog of the Institute for Family Studies: Almost everyone wants a happy marriage and wants it to last a lifetime. But most also know the scary U.S. statistics: nearly 50 percent of first marriages and more than 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Researchers have discovered a lot about the struggles that […]
Therapist Christine Muska appeared on TV20 to discuss how cancer survivors can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and addressed the ways in which those impacted can support the survivor. She also talked about the symptoms of PTSD. To see the interview in its entirety, click here.
From Aly Walansky of askmen.com: We often will confide in our friends that our relationships feel a lot like work. And it’s true, relationships are hard work, and many of us end up with partners that are sleeping on the job. Sometimes, that lemon of a partner may even be ourselves. A lot of us […]
From Rose Minutaglio of People.com: Fuzzy favorites Grover, Abby and Elmo are joined by their newest muppet pal, Julia, a character with autism, in Sesame Street Workshop‘s new nationwide initiative. Launched Wednesday morning, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children aims to reduce “the stigma of autism” with the introduction of the first […]
This week, a new study was published that challenges the current treatment of schizophrenia. This government funded study from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), indicates that people diagnosed with schizophrenia treated with a balanced approach of lower doses of anti-psychotic medication coupled with talk therapy make greater strides in recovery than those treated with higher […]
From Ashley Willis of Patheos.com: We encounter boundaries every single day of our lives: stop signs, red lights, medicine dosage, sports rules, work expectations, the Ten Commandments, and the list goes on and on. Boundaries are a GOOD thing because they help us to understand how to stay safe and healthy in different situations. There […]
From Kelly Rothe at LadyHustleMag.com: I cut my boobs off when I was 20. Since that May day, I have had two reconstructive surgeries, both fallopian tubes cut out, an eye tumor removed, and 22 oocytes taken from my body. I am a mutant. I have a genetic mutation on my 17th chromosome which gives […]
Monica Galinsky, a therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic, appeared recently on The Bottom Line to discuss PTSD with host Cindy Kainz. Among topics discussed were defining PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, how different people can experience different responses to trauma, the symptoms of PTSD, and how to support and encourage a loved one who […]
From Genevieve Shaw Brown of abcnews.com: If there was ever a photo that perfectly depicted the pain and joy of IVF, this may well be it. The photo, shared on the Sher Institutes Facebook page, “shows the true definition of love that went into making this gorgeous new baby girl.” In it, the baby is […]