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Harold Cohen, Ph.D.

Articles by Harold Cohen, Ph.D.:

  • PTSD: A Roller Coaster Life
    17 May 2016

    From the time I was a young child until I was 17 years of age, my father and his brother raped me and in other was sexually abused me. I […]

  • Children Dealing with Grief
    17 May 2016

    When a family member dies, children react differently from adults. Preschool children usually see death as temporary and reversible, a belief reinforced by cartoon characters who die and come to […]

  • Children and Sleep Problems
    17 May 2016

    Many children have sleep problems. Examples include: Frequent awakening during the night Talking during sleep Difficulty falling asleep Waking up crying Feeling sleepy during the day Having nightmares; or Bedwetting […]

  • Children and the Death of a Pet
    17 May 2016

    For many children, their first real experience with loss occurs when a pet dies. When a pet dies, children need consolation, love, support, and affection more than they need complicated […]

  • Children and Choosing a Pet
    17 May 2016

    Pets are part of many children’s lives. Parental involvement, open discussion, and planning are usually necessary to help make pet ownership a positive experience for everyone. A child who learns […]

  • Teenagers and Suicide
    17 May 2016

    Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Each year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, […]

  • Turning Around a Negative Mood
    17 May 2016

    People under chronic stress often try to cope by feeling down, hopeless, or sad. It is a way of communicating to the world that “I’m not doing so well” or […]

  • Do You Think You’re an Underachiever?
    17 May 2016

    Underachievement is a stress indicator associated with physical problems and emotional discomfort. High scorers on this scale have the perception that they are not being very productive with their lives […]

  • The Male Midlife Crisis
    17 May 2016

    You have an unexplained desire to buy a sports car. You’re happily married, but you have started fantasizing about younger women. You go on a crash diet, and dream about […]

  • Choosing the Therapy That’s Right For You
    17 May 2016

    You probably can think of a time when you were helped by “Working something out” with a friend. Psychotherapy is based on the same principle – the idea that an […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Sexuality
    17 May 2016

    Your sexuality is as unique to you as your personality. No two people’s sexuality is exactly the same, although many people share similar types of sexual desires, appetites, and drive. […]

  • What is Resilience?
    17 May 2016

    When faced with adversity in life, how does a person cope or adapt? Why do some people seem to bounce back from tragic events or loss much more quickly than […]

  • Depression Versus Anxiety
    17 May 2016

    Many people mistakenly believe that most depressed people have no energy. But that is not always the case, as some people with depression often experience one form or another of […]

  • Children and Depression
    17 May 2016

    Not only adults become depressed. Children and teenagers also may have depression, which is a treatable illness. Depression is defined as an illness when the feelings of depression persist and […]

  • Asperger’s Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Asperger’s Disorder is the term for a specific type of pervasive developmental disorder which is characterized by problems in development of social skills and behavior. In the past, many children […]

  • Associated Conditions of PTSD
    17 May 2016

    Persons with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often have other disorders as well. This can make it difficult for clinicians to diagnose the actualy underlying concern of PTSD. In particular, major […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about PTSD
    17 May 2016

    Is the cause of PTSD simply a traumatic event? Although PTSD begins after a traumatic event, other factors also play an important role. The severity, type, and circumstances of the […]

  • Treatment of PTSD
    17 May 2016

    There are two primary types of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — psychotherapy and medications. Psychotherapy for PTSD Most people who experience post-traumatic stress disorder undergo some type of […]

  • What Causes PTSD?
    17 May 2016

    Explanations of PTSD focus primarily on the way that the mind is affected by traumatic experiences. Theorists speculate upon facing overwhelming trauma, the mind is unable to process information and […]

  • Differential Diagnosis of PTSD Symptoms
    17 May 2016

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental illness that impacts not only veterans and soldiers, but also many people who suffer from or witness abuse or violence. While the […]

  • Who is Typically Diagnosed with PTSD?
    17 May 2016

    There is no “typical” demographic profile for a person with PTSD. While military doctors first identified PTSD as “shell shock” or “battle fatigue,” today it is recognized as a disorder […]

  • Two Stories of PTSD
    17 May 2016

    Maria was only 15 when she was attacked by a group of men on the way home from school. They took turns screaming abuse at her and then they each […]

  • Behavioral Therapy, Medications and Anorexia
    17 May 2016

    No medications are available that effectively treat patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, but a few behavioral therapies may help prevent a relapse and offer other limited benefits, according to a […]

  • Dating Without Alcohol
    17 May 2016

    If you’re single and dating, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in restaurants or bars where alcohol is available. Drinking on dates can quickly become a habit, […]

  • An Introduction to Biofeedback
    17 May 2016

    Most people think that they can't control blood pressure, body temperature, brain waves, digestion, muscle tension, heart rate, and the like. And most of the time, they're right; these basic […]

  • Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Exactly when a short attention span or a high energy level becomes a psychiatric disorder is often debated. But attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is marked by a number of […]

  • An Overview of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    17 May 2016

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized as an anxiety problem that people sometimes experience after witnessing or being involved with a traumatic event, such as a fire, a war, an […]

  • Treatments for Anxiety
    17 May 2016

    Anxiety is a well-understood and readily treated condition. There are many different kinds of specific anxiety disorders, ranging from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) to panic attacks. The below treatment options […]