Covid-19 presents a unique conundrum for socially anxious teenagers. To reduce anxiety symptoms, exposure to social situations is recommended; yet these situations have moved predominantly into the online sphere. Is this a blessing or a curse for these teens?
Mental health problems are difficult to signal. Fortunately our awareness about many mental health problems has increased somewhat in recent years. But are we sensitive to anxiety disorders, the most common mental health disorder over the lifespan?
While most of us can experience mental imagery, some people cannot vividly imagine pictures in their mind - and they function just fine. This raises the question: what do we even need mental imagery for? And how problematic is a lack of mental imagery?
How are schools doing, when it comes to welcoming children with autism into mainstream education? How successful is the 2014 Dutch Appropriate Education Act for pupils with autism? An estimated 16,000 school-age children do not attend school, with about 5,000 suspected of having autism.
Hearing is important in many aspects of communication, health, and quality of life. Still, many people ignore the risks and turn up the volume on Spotify or fail to protect their hearing at music festivals. Lost hearing will not return, so why risk it?