Animals, Nature Offer Children a Fresh Start
- Beth Arky
Horses, dogs, sheep—even injured birds of prey—calm and teach kids struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challengesREAD MORE
Could long-term use of Adderall be contributing to depression in a college student?
- Ron J. Steingard, MD
There are many things that can trigger depression in a college student, away from home and her familiar routines. She should have a careful evaluation before any new medication is considered.READ MORE
The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children
From inattention to disruptive behavior, many symptoms have multiple causes, leading to mistakes when kids aren't carefully assessedREAD MORE
My 14-year-old daughter hasn't had success with stimulants. Should she try Abilify?
- Alan Ravitz, MD, MS
Trying several medications for short bursts isn't a good way to find the right prescription for your daughter. Before trying Abilify you should consult a psychiatrist who has experience managing medication.READ MORE
Pediatricians and Children's Mental Health
They are the first people parents turn to when there is a problem, Dr. Gabrielle Carlson says—but we need better training and more specialists to adequately care for children in distress.WATCH MORE
Are there any colleges with good services for kids with ADHD?
- Ruth Lee, MEd, ET/P
Yes. Programs include everything from a gap year to bolster skills and earn credits to a supportive traditional college experienceREAD MORE
Animals Help Children Overcome Challenges
- Beth Arky
From dogs to horses, therapists are using them in new ways to calm, motivate and teach kids with developmental and psychiatric issues.READ MORE
My daughter, who has ADHD, gets sad and depressed when she takes stimulant medications. Does it make sense to add an antidepressant?
- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
If mood problems are caused by ADHD meds, not a separate mood disorder, anti-depressants are not the best response.READ MORE
ADHD in Teenagers
- Mary Rooney, PhD
As kids with ADHD hit high school, they may have outgrown some symptoms, but they also face new challenges and expectationsREAD MORE
Kids Who Need a Little Help to Make Friends
What parents can do when kids struggle with social skills or have behaviors that get in the wayREAD MORE