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Is Your Child Getting the Right Dose?
Why starting medication slowly and observing kids carefully are necessary for successful treatment- Caroline Miller
My daughter with anxiety and ADHD says she 'is not as smart as the other kids.' How can I help her find strength and motivation?
Setting the stage for success inspires confidence. And parents should remember that although school is important, there are other areas where children can excel.- Dominick Auciello, PsyD
Brave Buddies Intensive Treatment for Selective Mutism
Laura Kirmayer tells us all about the Child Mind Institute's program, from why it works to individually tailored interventions to the weeklong group sessions
How Shy Is Too Shy?
Dr. Raquel Cumba discusses how selective mutism is different from shyness, and how the inability to speak is not the same (but can co-occur with) social anxiety disorder.- Raquel Cumba, PhD
Why Are Teenagers So Sleep-Deprived?
A perfect storm of biology, technology, homework and overscheduling is keeping them up all hours, and school starts too early in the morning- Juliann Garey
Can a fear of vomiting actually cause someone to vomit?
Nausea and other physical symptoms of anxiety are part of the body's "fight or flight" response. An anxious stomach paired with a fear of vomiting can create a vicious cycle.- Janine Domingues, PhD
What Is Assisted Outpatient Treatment?
Court-ordered treatment for severe mental illness isn't new, but recent acts of violence have made it a topic of national debate. Is it right? And does it save lives?- Harry Kimball
How to Help Kids Deal With Rejection
Learning to rebound from failure is a key emotional skill that will serve kids well. Don't minimize feelings. Do Encourage Resiliency.
Scott Stossel on Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety: 'Push Gently'
The Atlantic editor relates his experience growing up and raising kids with severe anxiety . His advice: supportively help a child experience situations that cause anxious responses.
My daughter says "you can't control my thoughts" when I try to comfort her. What can I do?
If your daughter seems to be struggling too much, a professional can teach her strategies to use when she's feeling very upset.- Rachel Busman, PsyD