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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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