View the discussion thread. SuEllen Hamkins, MD, is a psychiatrist, author and founding member of the Mother-Daughter Project, a community of women and girls that developed powerful, practical ways to help mothers and daughters stay connected and thrive through adolescence. Hamkins has given numerous presentations for parents and psychotherapists around the world, focusing on mothers, daughters, their relationships and the kinds of communities that nurture them. As the psychiatrist for the Smith College Counseling Service from , SuEllen offered consultation to over a thousand women ages 16 to 23 to help them resist and overcome problems such as anorexia, bulimia, depression, anxiety, trauma, assault, and self-injury. In addition to her work on behalf of mothers and daughters, as the Assistant Director for Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, she has been instrumental in developing strengths-based, narrative approaches to psychotherapy and psychiatric practice, helping people cultivate their values and strengths in the face of serious difficulties.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
6 Ways to Cope With a Teen Who Has OCD
I just read your post from June 14 "My Daughter's Boyfriend Seems Obsessive" and the original inquiry, as well as your response, concerned me greatly. Before I elaborate on the cause of my concerns, I should mention that I write this not as a concerned parent, but rather as a male in his late teens describable as anxious and intense. The details of my past and present relationships with females struck me as being scarily similar to those described in that inquiry. My actions in that regard always struck me as being very, very wrong, hence my reading that post to begin with.
Dealing With Your Teen Who Has OCD
Nearly everyone remembers their first love. The overwhelming feelings of infatuation and the chemistry between you is not something that is easily forgotten. And while it is pretty normal to spend a lot of time with a new love interest, there is a line between normal teenage desire and unhealthy obsession.
Even though technology has improved our lives in profound ways, it has presented us with many unique challenges. Technology has completely captivated the youth of our society and video game playing has reached near epidemic proportions. Will such rampant use of technology bring about unforeseen consequences in the future? Will technology eventually control our every thought and decision?