Antipsychotics, Weight Gain, and Kids' Health
Christoph Correll, MD, on balancing the benefits with strategies to address side effects. The takeaway: encourage healthy living, and always begin with the intervention that poses the smallest risk.WATCH MORE
Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children and Adolescents
Educator and advocate Lauren Book describes key physical and behavioral clues to abuse. This is incredibly important as children are often ashamed and find it difficult to open up.WATCH MORE
Brain Imaging Clues to Autism's Sensory Issues
Dr. Wendy Chung speaks about how research has revealed a functional brain difference in autism that leads to sensory issues. It also suggests ways caregivers can help.WATCH MORE
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
Dr. Deborah Fein explains the autism therapy used to help kids who have a hard time complying with requests and learning social behaviors.WATCH MORE
Why Autism Research Often Falls Flat
Dr. Bennett Leventhal on why studies that promise great things often fail to impact diagnosis, treatment, or prevention. One problem: results can't always be replicated.WATCH MORE
Epilepsy, MS, and Mental Illness: Treating the Whole Child
Too often, kids with chronic diseases aren't diagnosed with co-occuring disorders, says Dr. Deborah Weisbrot. It's an understandable but unfortunate missed opportunity.WATCH MORE
Raising Drug-Free Kids: How Can the Science of Addiction Help Us?
Dr. Nora Volkow on addiction as a developmental disorder.READ MORE
Social Media, Violent Imagery, and Kids
Dr. John Constantino on how young people who are preoccupied with violence can be negatively impacted by 24/7 access to information and communication.WATCH MORE
Judith Rapoport on Dimensional Research
NIMH child psychiatry chief discusses how the symptoms that make up psychiatric disorders can also apply across them and could be the key to truly understanding brain diseases.WATCH MORE
What Is Goal-Directed Treatment Planning?
Every intervention for psychiatric illness should have a desired outcome and a way to monitor progress and efficacy, says Dr. Barry Nurcombe. Otherwise you get "therapeutic drift."WATCH MORE