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

My teen can be so irritable! Is that normal?

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"My teen can be so irritable! Is that normal?" This ranks high on the list of parental concerns I encounter as a child psychologist. In... Read more

What Inside Out can teach parents

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Warning: This review contains mild spoilers Inside Out, the masterful new Pixar movie, is aimed at kids – but has a lot to teach parents... Read more

Successful cognitive behavioral therapy for kids could lead to fewer suicidal thoughts

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Highly anxious people who underwent successful psychotherapy as children have fewer suicidal thoughts as adults, found a new study from the... Read more

The importance of emotional and behavioral screening for your child

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You bring your son to the pediatrician’s office. Physically, you are fairly certain that he is fine, but you can’t shake the feeling... Read more