Category: Rachel Merson

Coaxing Children With Selective Mutism to Find Their Voices

New York Times (subscription required) Rachel Merson, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Talking is a skill most children take for granted. But not in this classroom… Expert quote: “We think of it as a bravery ladder where each rung represents a step of increasing difficulty, say, speaking to a […]

How to Maintain Your Sanity During a Winter From Hell

New York Magazine Rachel Merson, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders This winter has been insanely brutal for a big swath of the country: New York’s monuments are freezing over, Boston is literally buried in snow, and cities like Cleveland, Philly, and D.C. are experiencing their coldest temperatures since the 1990s… Expert quote: […]

‘Selfie’ obsession: Snapping the picture, but missing the moment

Providence Journal Rachel Merson, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders The suggestive “twerk” and the techie “bitcoin” made the Oxford Dictionaries’ short list for international Word of the Year 2013. But “selfie” was number one, yet another sign of humanity’s unrelenting obsession with cameras… Expert quote: “The presence of cameras […]