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Adults with anorexia often have distinctive traits that lock them into a destructive relationship with food. Carrie Arnold discovers how those same traits could help them escape it.
This interesting study from Portugal tries to answer the question "Do fathers make a difference to the management of young children with oppositional behaviour?" Obvious as the answer might seem, few trials of the Incredible Years program have addressed this issue. The study showed that over 6 months following attendance at an Incredible Years programme (versus wait list), there were significant effects on fathers’ attendance upon their positive parenting practices and their ratings of children’s prosocial behaviors. In addition, there was a reduction of the impact of symptoms on family functioning. All round, this sounds like a good thing.
The ADHD Association website has information for families, young people and adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, including how to access locally available resources and services.
This website is a good source of information for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
The Asian mental health cultural support coordination services provide free and confidential services for Waitemata DHB consumers.
Supporting Families provides free support, education and information families/whanau, in order to provide the best possible quality of life and recovery to their loved one who has a mental illness and to their own self care.
This Australian website has a number of useful resources for families, young people and professionals to access on issues of trauma, including bullying and disasters, as well as grief management.
This UK based website offers useful information about resilience and how to improve it.
This website from Western Australia has some useful information about anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Included are techniques for relaxation that may be useful for young people, adults and mental health practitioners.