ADHD and girls: It’s not what you expect

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Let’s distract ourselves for a moment with a quick thought experiment. Picture for yourself…the typical kid with ADHD. Got... Read more

Screening is not equal to treatment in teen depression

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Adolescent depression is a problem in the United States, but the good news is that effective treatment is readily available. An estimated 2... Read more

All pregnant and postpartum women should be screened for depression

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Earlier this week, an article on screening for depression in adults was published in JAMA and among many recommendations was an absolute requirement... Read more

Prescribe this instead of using psych meds in young kids

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Once again the increasing use of psychiatric medications for very young children, under the age of 3, has appeared in the news. A different... Read more

Can anxiety disorders be prevented in children?

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When parents have an anxiety disorder, it places their children at a greatly increased risk of developing an anxiety disorder. Probably because... Read more

Depression and teens: What does the latest news about Paxil mean?

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Learning that your teen has depression can be terrifying for a parent – concerns range from getting the right treatment to general safety... Read more

Why is a psychologist available in a pediatrician’s office helpful?

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Although one in five children in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder, only 21 percent of affected children... Read more

Picky eating: Why it's not just a little problem

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Picky eating is relatively common in young children, but that doesn’t make it harmless, conclude the authors of a study published online... Read more