When is it Necessary to See a Child Psychiatrist, and How Does it Help?

We are becoming increasingly aware of the prevalence of mental health conditions in today’s world but much of the attention on various conditions is given to adults. To pave the way to a better tomorrow, we must also recognize the issues that children and adolescents face. Childhood traumas do not have to be significant for […]

When Your Child is Frightened of Wearing a Mask

During the ongoing effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have made significant changes that have affected daily life. Most of us are staying indoors more often or staying much closer to home than we were just a few months ago. Children’s learning has shifted from a classroom to the living room […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2020
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Is Your Child Having Difficulty Sleeping?

Sleep is integral to health and wellness for people of all ages. For the children and teens who are in active developmental stages, a good night’s sleep is crucial. How Much Sleep is Enough? According to the National Sleep Foundation, children between the ages of 6 and 13 need 9 to 11 hours of sleep. […]

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2020
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How COVID-19 Could Affect Children’s Mental Health

We are living in an unprecedented time. Children’s school year was unexpectedly interrupted and parents had to learn how to become teachers overnight. Said parents may also be working from home, maintaining their own stress levels in light of ever-changing news, or dealing with job loss or illness of their own. Toss into the mix […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2020
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ADHD Medication: Does My Child Need it and Is It Safe?

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 9.4 percent of children (6.1 million) in the U.S. between 2 to 17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with ADHD. This is clearly a condition that requires the attention of parents, teachers, and healthcare providers alike. Child psychiatrist Dr. Linda Aubergine understands […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2020
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When is Worry Just Worry, and When Might It Be Anxiety Disorder?

We all worry. Though children’s worries may not be as deep as adults (fear of the dark or getting a pimple versus working full time while also going to school), they can be deep-seated. It is not up to a parent to make sure their child does not worry at all but to discern when […]

  • Posted on: May 15 2020
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What Level of Anger is Normal in a Child?

Children of all ages are known to have occasional meltdowns. Sometimes we may categorize these meltdowns as tantrums, even in teens. Anger may manifest in several ways, from lashing out in frustration to out-and-out defiance. Generally, anger is a normal expression of emotions. It is also a symptom of distress. The question is, when might […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2020
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The Challenges of Diagnosing Mental Illness in Children

When we have a sore throat and the sniffles, we know there may be more than one potential cause. These symptoms could stem from allergies, the common cold, or, depending on the severity of symptoms, could indicate a potentially serious viral infection. When we see our doctor about symptoms, they will likely take a detailed […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2020
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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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