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Mood Disorders and Teenage Girls
Why are they more vulnerable than boys to depression and anxiety, and what signs and symptoms should you look for?- Ron J. Steingard, MD
Are there any colleges with good services for kids with ADHD?
Yes. Programs include everything from a gap year to bolster skills and earn credits to a supportive traditional college experience- Ruth Lee, MEd, ET/P
The Building Blocks of Language: Addressing Problems Early
Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP, focuses on the early aspects of language development including the signs that development is delayed and proactive strategies to help your child.
Talking to Kids About Medication
Kaitlin Bell Barnett talks about why it's so important for parents to discuss with their children why they're taking medication. Equally important: listening to kids explain how medication affects them.
Animals Help Children Overcome Challenges
From dogs to horses, therapists are using them in new ways to calm, motivate and teach kids with developmental and psychiatric issues.- Beth Arky
My daughter, who has ADHD, gets sad and depressed when she takes stimulant medications. Does it make sense to add an antidepressant?
If mood problems are caused by ADHD meds, not a separate mood disorder, anti-depressants are not the best response.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
Medication Update: Current Approaches to Medicating ADHD
Natalie Weder, MD, a pediatric psychopharmacologist, discusses the key elements of medication management for ADHD and the latest developments in the field.
ADHD in Teenagers
As kids with ADHD hit high school, they may have outgrown some symptoms, but they also face new challenges and expectations- Mary Rooney, PhD
My daughter's school would like her to repeat second grade. When is it good to keep a child back, if ever?
What a child who is falling behind socially or academically needs most is help with whatever is interfering with learning.- Matthew Cruger, PhD
Why Parents Are Silent About Mental Illness
Stigma and hostility discourage openness, even when a child's behavior is frightening