Polly Dunn, PhD

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As a child psychologist, wife, and mom of four, I am passionate about sharing practical and user friendly information about parenting with others. I received my Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and completed my internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Psychology Training Consortium, both APA accredited programs. As a licensed psychologist for more than ten years, a wife, and a mom to four kids ranging in age from 3 to 14, I love to share what works and what doesn’t in my hectic life to best help others on their parenting journey!

For more information visit me at:
www.ChildPsychMom.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/childpsychmom
Facebook: www.facebook.com/childpsych

Polly Blake Dunn, Ph.D.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests.

    Exposure therapy, as this approach is called, appears to help survivors struggling with prolonged grief better than another type of therapy al...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.

    Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advan...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family rejection could be potentially deadly for teens already at risk for suicide, a new study has found.

    When teens were followed six months after discharge from a psychiatric unit for attempting suicide, the majority of boys and girls reported ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Misery loves company, and apparently social media users are no exception.

    When people are feeling low, they're likely to try to make themselves feel better by searching social networking sites for people who are doing even worse, Ohio State Unive...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports.

    Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for abo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics may account for as much as 60 percent of academic achievement, according to a new British study.

    "Genes are important not just in educational achievement or intelligence but in a whole raft of other traits which contribute to how easy and ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When gays and lesbians have access to government-sanctioned marriage, or engage in highly committed "marriage-like" unions, their rates of break-up are the same as those of heterosexuals, a new study finds.

    The study was released Monday, coinciding...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health professionals treating a substance abuser with a severe mental illness often aren't sure which problem to tackle first to reduce the risk of violence.

    A new study suggests that treating substance abuse at the outse...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A researcher is reporting success in a small study of reversing memory problems associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease by using a complex program of lifestyle changes, supplements and hormones.

    Of the first 10 patients treated, nine repo...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans are helping scientists better understand the bond between people and their beloved pets.

    The study included 14 women who had at least one child between the ages of 2 and 10 and one dog that had been in the household for two or more year...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mini-stroke may not cause lasting physical damage, but it could increase your risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests.

    Almost one-third of patients who suffered a mini-stroke -- known as a transient...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

    Tracking 800 women over nearly four decades, Swedish scientists found that those who we...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In perhaps one of the happiest studies ever conducted, scientists confirm what many partygoers know: Just add booze and groups of men start smiling.

    The study, reported this week in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, included mor...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In books and movies, plots involving older men chasing much younger women abound.

    Now, new research suggests that the stereotype may be grounded in fact.

    In the study, psychologists looked at data on more than 12,000 people from Finl...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recurring emotional stress may trigger a stronger biochemical response in overweight people, possibly increasing their risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that overweight pe...Full Article