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Talking To Kids About Coronavirus

How do you talk to kids about the Coronavirus? Here are two great resources for you! Here is a great article featured in the New York Times as well as a helpful guide released by The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Click the links below! Read The Article View The Document   Do […]

  • Posted on: Mar 4 2020
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Refusal to Speak: Just Shyness?

Parents often know their little ones to be chatty and relatively outgoing in the comfort of their homes. When the same child who was engaging in lively conversation with a parent or sibling in the car suddenly goes wide-eyed and mute in the grocery store or even with extended family, a parent may wonder about […]

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2020
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Is Your Child’s Behavior Suggesting Hypochondria?

We describe a hypochondriac as a person who lives in a state of fear regarding their health. The physical sensations that most people simply don’t notice can lead to persistent and sometimes extreme anxiety for the person with hypochondria. This mental health condition has been made fun of from time to time and can seem […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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Ending the Stigma of Mental Health Issues for Youth

Just like adults, children of all ages can struggle with mental health challenges. Those who do often feel separate or different from their peers. Some who talk about their feelings or who demonstrate the effects of unaddressed mental health challenges are bullied or marginalized by the very group they wish to fit in to. Social […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2019
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

As the prevalence of mental health conditions continues to increase, dedicating space specifically for the conversation of children’s mental health is vital to our families, our communities, and to the global population. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day occurred on May 9th. Children and adolescents may not have the ability or security to understand or describe […]

  • Posted on: May 15 2019
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Your Child’s Psychiatric Evaluation: What to Expect and How to Prepare

As a parent, you may be confronted with memories of your own childhood time and time again. When your child needs to see the doctor or dentist, you may recall the uneasy feelings you encountered when you entered the clinical office as a young person. If your child has been referred to a psychiatrist, those […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019
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Understanding the Child with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Most children experience a certain amount of anxiety during childhood. Reaction to loud noises or storms, strangers, or brief separation anxiety is considered normal developmental events. However, if anxiety becomes a consistent state of being and travels through several areas of a child’s life, such as sports, health, and school, there could be something more […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2019
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Meaningful Research Sheds Light on the Use of SSRIs in Pediatric Patients

Childhood and adolescent anxiety are significant problems.  Children, teens, and adults can experience anxiety and depression quite differently. This is important because it alerts health care professionals that treatment involving psychopharmacology, or prescribed medication to treat symptoms, must be continually assessed. A recent meta-analysis looked at the use of SSNRIs (Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) and SSRIs (Selective serotonin reuptake […]

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2019
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Coming soon! In this regularly updated feature of my website I will provide information regarding recent research studies, hot topics, and more related to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving your health goals.


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