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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
Learning To Be Your Child's Advocate
Ruth Lee, MEd, ET/P discusses how parents can support their children in the school setting, whether they have minor or major educational needs.
Going Back to School After a Tragedy
Support and routine are essential for kids returning to school after they've been exposed to frightening news.
After Newtown: Why Amateur Diagnoses Are Dangerous
Speculating about real psychiatric disorders fuels the misinformation and stigma that prevents people from receiving the life-changing help they need.- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD