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The Connection Between Chronic Neurological Diseases and Mental Illness
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.
Teen Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?
Some aspects of a child's temperament, family life, and larger community that make a suicide attempt more likely, and some that mitigate that likelihood.
A ten-year-old boy has severe memory issues. What do you recommend his parents do? His public school?
There are a lot of things that could be underlying his challenges, so a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation should be your first step.- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
Enjoy the Holidays More With Mindfulness
Cope with holiday madness this year by slowing down and practicing mindfulness. Here are some tips to get you started.- Jill Emanuele, PhD
Why Do Kids Have Tantrums and Meltdowns?
They may look intentional and manipulative, but these outbursts are better understood as behavior children resort to when they lack skills of problem solving and emotional regulation.- Caroline Miller
Should children attend funerals?
There's no right or wrong answer, so take context into account. If your child does go to the funeral, make sure to prepare her in developmentally appropriate language.- Jamie Howard, PhD
What's the Best Treatment for PTSD in Children?
Dr. Joan Kaufman of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University discusses the four stages of trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy
Teenagers in Juvenile Hall
ADHD, anxiety, depression, addiction, cutting: a writing teacher on what she sees and what the kids she works with really need.
My son had an allergic reaction to peanuts and now he will only eat about ten foods. What can I do to get him to eat?
He needs to learn healthy ways to deal with his anxiety and become more open-minded about food. Working with a psychologist and an allergist can help.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
My son seems to have separation anxiety. Does he need to see somebody? I don't want him to be labeled.
Remember, sometimes naming a problem is a good thing. Get a thorough evaluation to find out if he has the disorder and learn how to help him.- Rachel Busman, PsyD