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Pediatricians and ADHD
Most kids with ADHD are diagnosed and treated by primary care doctors. With concerns about misdiagnosis and overmedication on the rise, how to tell if your child is getting quality care.
Our granddaughter is severely anxious, but an antidepressant had too many side effects. Should we try a natural medication?
If the first medication you try doesn't work, you want to double check the diagnosis and the dosage, and consider trying something else shown to work for anxiety.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
Tough Talk: Teens, Alcohol, and Drugs
The Freedom Institute advises that while you may think abstinence is unlikely, it's your job as a parent to expect it from your kids.
The Pain of Hiding OCD
Dr. Susan Swedo discusses how obsessive-compulsive disorder can be so prevalent and seemingly invisible at the same time.
My husband and I are beginning to worry about our 3-year-old daughter's preoccupation with death. How can we answer her questions?
You want to keep your responses simple and admit that you don't have all the answers.- Clark Goldstein, PhD
Learning to step back and assess calmly can take a lot of the stress and anxiety out of raising children—and help kids calm down too.
How to Foster Resilience
A community of caring adults—and peers, too—can be critical in helping a child recover from a traumatic experience- Alan Ravitz, MD, MS
It's What You Carry in Your Mind That Counts
College graduates: Forget perfection, embrace uncertainty, and nurture your ability to learn from your mistakes- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
School’s Out: Summer Plans for Kids with ADHD
Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, explains how to be your child's best advocate in preparing for summer.
Autism and Employment
Young adults on the spectrum, even those who are less visibly affected, struggle to find jobs, and succeed at them- Beth Arky