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ADHD in the Classroom: Treatment and Diagnosis
In this lecture, Roy Boorady, MD, provides an in-depth look at the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of one of the most common childhood disorders, ADHD.
Could long-term use of Adderall be contributing to depression in a college student?
There are many things that can trigger depression in a college student, away from home and her familiar routines. She should have a careful evaluation before any new medication is considered.- Ron J. Steingard, MD
You Make Me So Mad: Approaches to Understanding & Helping with Anger
Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, senior director of our ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center, explains how to adapt your parenting and teaching strategies to help your child or student cope with his anger.
The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children
From inattention to disruptive behavior, many symptoms have multiple causes, leading to mistakes when kids aren't carefully assessed
'Far From the Tree': A Parent's Response
Without a more realistic discussion of the many difficulties and trade-offs and heartache involved in being parents of different children, this kind of book makes us feel bad.
Teacher and parents say a first-grader isn't retaining information from day to day. What assessment would you suggest?
Academic problems can have a number of causes, so a neuropsychological exam is key. Just because a child seems to not be retaining information doesn't make it so.- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
Introduction to Medication Management
Join Roy Boorady, MD, pediatric psychopharmacologist at the Child Mind Institute, for a lecture and open discussion that will outline basics of pediatric psychopharmacology.
What Is Goal-Directed Treatment Planning?
Every intervention for psychiatric illness should have a desired outcome and a way to monitor progress and efficacy, says Dr. Barry Nurcombe. Otherwise you get "therapeutic drift."
My son gets angry easily and is anxious about it. Will a safe, over-the-counter remedy or a gluten-free diet help?
Excessive anger can be caused by many things. Understanding what's behind it is the first step to helping the child, and behavioral therapy has been shown to be more effective than diet or supplements.- Ron J. Steingard, MD
Why We Keep Adding Psychiatric Disorders
Psychiatrists are accused of trying to pathologize more and more behavior, but in fact we're trying to understand behavior better, in order to do more for people who are suffering- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD