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A tsunami of depression and anxiety

Dr. Paul
Powerful ocean swell.

In the last year, many of my medical colleagues have asked me— “Do you think that there is an increase in depression and anxiety”? I hadn’t thought much about it, but in the first three months of this year, our Behavioral Health department at The Everett Clinic was hit by a tsunami wave of adults and children coming in with these conditions. In January through March alone, we saw over 1500 new patients asking for help. This is unprecedented in the 25 years I have run our department. What’s going on? Read more about A tsunami of depression and anxiety

Present Parenting

Dr. Paul
Father and daughter playing basketball.

Full-time working parents have little time! Being present in parenting means connecting as a family and having opportunities to connect with each child individually. Read more about Present Parenting


How to help children succeed

Dr. Paul
Young boy determined to finish a task.

How do we help children develop strong life virtues and encourage success? First, we need to lead by example. Read more about How to help children succeed


The value of friendship

Dr. Paul
Childhood friends doing handshake.

I remember my childhood chum, Dennis. We did everything together. We played ping pong until we fell from exhaustion. A brief snack later, we played Monopoly until his parents sent me home. I returned after dinner to play basketball into the night. Who needed to see the hoop? We were best friends. All we needed was each other.

Ultimately, I moved away, and our friendship faded. But childhood friendships stay alive in adult minds. They bring forth warm memories of innocence, loyalty, and love. Read more about The value of friendship


Losing your cool

Dr. Paul
Child in a blue shirt crying while losing her cool.

It's easy to lose our cool when we're tired, hungry or feeling overwhelmed. How can we work to keep ourselves in check? Read more about Losing your cool

What are allergy shots?

Allergy shots work by building a tolerance to environmental allergens like pet dander, dust mites, pollens, grasses, and mold. Allergy shots significantly reduce allergy symptoms including watery, red and itchy eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, rashes and even asthma symptoms. Read more about What are allergy shots?

Are you spoiling your kids?

Dr. Paul
Child throwing a temper tantrum and pointing finger.

Marion, age 3, was helping her mom shop. When they approached the checkout counter, Marion saw a toy she wanted. When her mom said she couldn’t have it, Marion started screaming and crying. She threw herself on the floor and kicked her legs. Her mother felt intensely humiliated by her daughter’s fit, and after a few minutes, she gave in and bought her daughter the toy. Read more about Are you spoiling your kids?


Cognitive changes in aging parents

Dr. Paul
Aging father, son and grandson.

Joe is concerned about his 68-year-old father, Henry, who is becoming more forgetful. Henry doesn’t remember the stories that Joe tells him. But what concerns Joe the most is his father’s moodiness, irritability, and anger. He seems to be more emotional lately, and frequently says things to Joe that are hurtful. His Dad doesn’t think before he speaks! He appears very different to Joe.

Henry has a few health problems—diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. But otherwise, he’s reasonably healthy. Joe’s worried. What’s going on with his Dad? Read more about Cognitive changes in aging parents



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