Author Archives: Dr. Brian MacDonald, C. Psych.

The Mental Health of Affluent Teens

There are obvious benefits of wealth, but are there mental health costs?

Anatomy of Alpha Children (FA Retro)

I Want to Hold Your Hand (Crushes)

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk with Dr. Gordon Neufeld about chronically inflexible, bossy, defiant kids and those who need to be the boss.


Anatomy of Boys’ Friendships (Episode 174)

Friends by Tim Massey via Flickr

Boys want close friendships as much as girls do, but their behaviour changes in the teen years.


Anatomy of New Year’s Resolutions (Episode 173)

New Year's Resolutions

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe break down suggestions from Time magazine, the Globe and Mail, and the New York Times, to find the best ideas for making and keeping New Year’s Resolutions.


Anatomy of Child Centrism (Episode 171)

Can parents who sacrifice everything for their kids still be happy? How can couples maintain their relationship over the long term? What do kids know about fear? Doctors Brian and Giuseppe examine the research this week.


Anatomy of Weddings (Episode 170)


Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about weddings, including stress, weight concerns, the groom’s role, and more!