CMI In The News
Are drugs essential to our health?
Sept. 25, 2012 The Washington Times
The Washington Times referenced a recent Wall Street Journal article where Dr. Harold Koplewicz wrote about his stance on whether ADHD stimulant medications are being overprescribed. The Washington Times story looks at how the same question could have been posed in relation to just about any disease.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
In the Mixx talks to Hilaria Thomas Baldwin at the Yoga Gives Benefit
Sept. 21, 2012 In the Mixx
In the Mixx host Gina Goirdan visited the Yoga Gives event with celebrity yoga teacher, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. The event supported the Child Mind Institute's financial aid program, which ensures that no child is turned away for financial reasons. Hilaria Thomas Baldwin and CMI President Dr. Harold Koplewicz spoke about the importance of linking mind and body and the mindfulness techniques that can be helpful to children.
Neuroscience: Idle minds
Sept. 19, 2012 Nature
Neuroscientists are trying to work out why the brain does so much when it seems to be doing nothing at all. Researchers, including Dr. Mike Milham, director of the Child Mind Institute's Center for the Developing Brain, are continuing to look at resting state fMRI scans to discover more about the brain's default mode.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Are ADHD Medications Overprescribed?
Sept. 18, 2012 The Wall Street Journal
In The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Harold Koplewicz talks about whether ADHD medications are being overprescribed. He explains that we have seen the rate of ADHD diagnosis go up 3% to 5% a year. With this increase, the notion has gained traction that we routinely medicate ordinary rambunctiousness. To cut down on any mistakes, we need better training of the pediatricians who write most of the prescriptions for ADHD and better monitoring to make sure the medication is effective as kids grow and change. Many scientific trials have shown that stimulant medication is the best and safest means of counteracting the symptoms of ADHD and that as many as 80% of children respond well to one of these medications. The fact is the unfounded mistrust of ADHD medications is more dangerous than the drugs. Fear, stigma and misinformation still stand in the way of many children receiving effective, sometimes life-changing treatment.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Can children's brains explain mental illness?
Sept. 17, 2012 Salon
Salon writes about the Child Mind Institute hopes to pinpoint the origins of autism, depression and psychosis, among other disorders using brain scans and other science initiatives.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Scientists Scan Children's Brains for Answers to Mental Illness
Sept. 17, 2012 The Huffington Post
Ingrid Wickelgren of Scientific American writes about the innovative research initiatives at the Child Mind Institute.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Scientists Scan Children’s Brains for Answers to Mental Illness
Sept. 11, 2012 Scientific American
Scientific American's Ingrid Wickelgren highlights the ongoing science initiatives at the Child Mind Institute. The science team is actively working to improve diagnosis and treatment of mental illness through science, building a repository of brain scans in order to better understand both ordinary brain development and how mental illness might warp that process. Through multiple data collection initiatives and an open sharing model CMI scientists are helping shed light on the brain.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
The Baldwin Challenge
Sept. 10, 2012 Dan's Papers
Gina Glickman-Giordan wrote in the "Whispers" column of Dan's Paper about the Yoga Gives and Child Mind Institute benefit with yoga instructor, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. The event raised $8,000 to support the Child Mind Institute's financial aid fund. Glickman-Giordan also talks Baldwin's inspiration behind taking part in the event and rumors swirling of a possible pregnancy.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Bullying and Autism
Sept. 7, 2012 Huffington Post
The Huffington Post looks at a new analysis of data that showed that nearly half of teens with autism are bullied. The article draws on the Child Mind Institute's Editorial Director, Caroline Miller for a positive note that behaviors might already have changed in the more than ten years since the survey’s data were collected in 2000-1.Read More View Comments | Add Comment