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What are good resources on OCD?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 9:28 AM
A significant part of my work as a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in anxiety and related disorders is providing families with recommendations for good resources. “Good resources,” in these cases, are usually books and websites that offer general, up-to-date information on the... Read more

What is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder?

Monday, July 1, 2013, 9:14 AM
Today’s guest blogger is R. Rao Gogineni,M.D., head of the division of child & adolescent psychiatry, at Cooper University Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Occasional temper tantrums and bad moods are a normal part of growing... Read more

Fewer minority children receive ADHD diagnosis

Monday, June 24, 2013, 9:43 AM
Minority children were less likely than their white counterparts to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, found a study in the July 2013 issue of Pediatrics published online today. From a nationally representative group of 15,100 children who entered kindergarten in the fall of... Read more

Teen depression often times accompanied by another mental or physical illness

Friday, May 31, 2013, 6:00 AM
Today’s guest blogger is R. Rao Gogineni,M.D,, head of the division of child & adolescent psychiatry, at Cooper University Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Depression in adolescents has gotten needed attention from the scientific... Read more

When teens cut themselves

Monday, April 29, 2013, 10:37 AM
It’s difficult to hide: multiple slash marks on the forearm. Many try to cover-up the painful reminders of a very bad day while some tell me openly all of the details. Either way these are the patients that are amongst the most distressing to me as a doctor and as a mother. And at the same time... Read more

Where can I get support when my child has a mental illness?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:55 AM
Today’s guest blogger Carol Caruso is a member on the National Alliance on Mental Illness board of directors and the executive director of NAMI PA Montgomery County. She talks more today how they help families who contact NAMI for help. Parents faced with a sudden change in their child’s... Read more

A third of children with ADHD still have it in adulthood

Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:00 PM
A third of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder still have ADHD in adulthood, and more than half had another psychiatric disorder, found a study released online today in Pediatrics. The study looked at 232 adults from Rochester, Minn., who were diagnosed with ADHD... Read more

Teen depression: Not just a phase they will outgrow

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:00 AM
This is the first in an ongoing series that will examine mental illness in teens. Blog contributor Rima Himelstein, M.D., a Crozer-Keystone Health System pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, opens the series with how to recognize signs of depression in teens. In the following weeks, we'll... Read more

The best way to treat traumatized kids still not clear

Friday, February 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
What type of treatments help kids who have witnessed shootings, been caught in a storm, or who have been abused themselves? What treatments help kids cope with a serious illness? What treatments have serious side effects? Therapists deal with these issues every day and desperately need help in... Read more

The travails of the female athlete

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 3:35 PM
By Rima Himelstein, M.D. The first time I met my 16-year-old patient, she hadn’t had a period for 14 months. For the past year, she had felt moody, had difficulty concentrating, and had experienced “hot flashes” and “night sweats.” This teenager was a competitive volleyball... Read more
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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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