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
When Should I Worry About Tantrums?
Dr. Gabrielle Carlson tells us that, like any troubling behavior, parents should worry about extreme outbursts when they meet three criteria: they're persistent, pervasive, impairing.WATCH MORE
What Is Pragmatic Language?
'The functions of language are many,' Dr. Lydia Soifer says, and being able to differentiate how others are using it is a skill as important as vocabulary or conjugation. And it doesn't come easily to some.WATCH MORE
Anxious About Learning: Helping Kids Find Success - Matthew Cruger, PhD
Dr. Matt Cruger discusses how learning difficulties can lead to impairing anxiety in children if they don't have the right supports. The key is to help them experience success so they can tackle problems with confidence.WATCH MORE
Intensive Intervention for Selective Mutism
Melissa Ortega, PsyD, formerly of the Child Mind Institute, discusses how intensive intervention for children with selective mutism can turn around lives in really stunning ways--for all involved.WATCH MORE
What's the Prognosis for a Child Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder?
Dr. Gabrielle Carlson on what mental health professionals know--and don't know--about the future for these kids. One thing is certain: helping the child in the present is good medicine.WATCH MORE