FA023 – Anatomy of Summer Vacation

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss summer vacation, possible pitfalls of taking a trip with the kids, and how to get back into the regular routine.

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FA069 – Anatomy of Growing Up

Big ShoesDoctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about what parents go through as their kids grow up.

You can’t stop them from getting older, but does growing up necessarily mean letting go?

Are you a parent who misses the baby stage, or do you become excited about your child’s growing independence?

Or do you feel a bit of both?

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FA066 – Anatomy of Treatment and False Memories

The final day of the Canadian Psychological Association Conference in Montreal, Canada.

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about treatment of anxiety and mood problems. They also discuss false memories, the reliability of witnesses, and “the mental diet.”

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Response to alcohol odours and mother's emotions

The June 2008 issue of Alcohol includes a study indicating that children react differently to the smell of alcohol depending on the emotional context of their mother’s drinking. When asked to choose between the odour of beer and an unpleasant odour, kids whose mothers were classified as “escape drinkers” were more likely to choose the unpleasant smell.

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