Category ArchiveTMB-Podcast

ByDr. Berney

Critical Periods – Age 12 (TMBMS074)

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. This week on the show, we will be talking about five critical ages at which particular skills and abilities should be attained. At this stage of development, children are entering puberty and are well on their way to separating from their parents. By age 12, pre-teens should be able to independently manage their daily living needs. They should be able to feed and clothe themselves. They should be able to make decisions that are in their best interest. And they should be able to be trusted to do things outside of the home without a parent present.
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Critical Periods – Age 8 (TMBMS073)

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. This week on the show, we will be talking about five critical ages at which particular skills and abilities should be attained. By age 8, children must be self-regulated. That is, building on their emotional control, by this critical period of development children should be able to regulate their emotional and behavioral responses to their environment.
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ByDr. Berney

Critical Periods – Age 5 (TMBMS072)

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. This week on the show, we will be talking about five critical ages at which particular skills and abilities should be attained. By age 5, children are starting to enter the next major phase of life – school. To be successful at school, though, children must be able to control their emotions. While they will not be 100% successful, by the time they enter kindergarten, little ones need to be able to control their emotions so that they can take directions from others (i.e., teachers) and transition between activities.
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ByDr. Berney

Critical Periods – Age 3 (TMBMS071)

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. This week on the show, we will be talking about five critical ages at which particular skills and abilities should be attained. On today’s show we talked about the critical age of three. By the age of three, children should be able to do many things, including walking and talking. But another important developmental milestone for this age is toilet training. Opportunities for social interactions become affected when children are not toilet trained, so it is critical that parents work to prepare their children for this transition.
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Holiday Visitors (TMB117)

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The holidays are upon us. And with the holidays comes visits from family members. In this podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard offer strategies for you to help prepare yourself and your home for holiday visitation.
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Shabbat – Revisited (TMBMS070)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. A few weeks ago, we did a series on relationships (TMBMS051 – TMBMS060). Following the episode on Shabbat (TMBMS055), we have been asked the same question repeatedly… “Do I have to resolve ALL conflicts each week?” In this episode we talk about being realistic with your conflict resolution and the important fact that resolution takes cooperation from both.
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ByDr. Berney

Failure to Launch (TMBMS069)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. As 2016 winds down, seniors (high school and college, alike) are keenly aware that graduation is right around the corner. For those in high school, this means that adulthood is right around the corner. Whether they are going to college or entering the workforce, in six short months, high school is over. For those in college, a similar transition will take place, leaving them to venture out into the workforce with a college degree. But what of this phenomenon of failure to launch and what does it mean for our future?

Here is a link to the article from Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/nation-wimps/201612/the-failure-launch-epidemic)
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ByDr. Berney

Walking Away (TMBMS068)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. A few weeks ago, we completed a two week series on relationships. And last week, we talked about technology. The interactions of these two issues, though, create new problems. What happens when a relationship is ending, but the partners stay virtually connected?

Here is a link to the article from Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/having-sex-wanting-intimacy/201612/the-first-thing-do-after-agonizing-breakup)
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ByDr. Berney

Video Games and Mental Health (TMBMS067)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. A few months ago, Medscape published a video interview, conducted by their editor-in-chief, of neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD. Dr. Gazzaley spoke about his research on using video games, instead of medications, for treating various forms of mental health problems.

Here is a link to the interview, which includes a transcript. (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/868723)

Here is a link to the article on depression biotypes (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/872962).  Read More

ByDr. Berney

Overcoming Limitations (TMBMS066)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Last weekend, Dr. Berney attended a Holiday Party held at a banquet hall in a local Inn. While there, he spoke with a woman from the Inn who told him about two employees, one in management and one on the staff, with sensory limitations – one is blind and the other deaf. Such stories are heart warming, as they demonstrate the essence of perseverance despite apparent limitations. On this morning’s show, we talk about overcoming limitations and how obstacles only stop us if we refuse to look for a way around them. Read More