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Addressing Insomnia: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep without Medication

Trouble sleeping is a familiar problem for many people. About one in three adults reports some symptoms of insomnia, and 6 to 10 percent of adults meet the criteria for insomnia disorder. Insomnia involves difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. Difficulties sleeping often occurs along with other mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Parents May Not Recognize PTSD Symptoms in Young Children

When we hear about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an image of soldiers returning from war may be the first thing that comes to mind. But anyone who has experienced a traumatic event can develop PTSD, even young children. New research finds that parents often don’t recognize the symptoms of PTSD in their children.

For Women, the Timing of Symptoms Can be Important

Many women experience changes affecting mood, behavior and quality of life associated with menstrual cycle fluctuations. Those changes can range from very mild to severe and limiting.

Behavior Serves a Purpose

Behavior serves a purpose is one of four foundational keys to improving mental health laid out by Lloyd Sederer, M.D. in his new book, “Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight.” Sederer is the chief medical officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health and adjunct professor at Columbia University.

Make Your Voice Heard by Voting in APA’s National Election

Voting for the APA National Election opened recently, and will remain so until 1 PM ET on Jan. 31. We are lucky to have a fantastic slate of candidates this year, all of whom are generously offering to work for you and the APA.