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When Schools Get It Right

As a child psychologist, I deal with a lot of schools. I usually get involved for one or more of several reasons: a young person is having trouble attending school due to symptoms of anxiety or depression a young person … Continue reading

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Psych Meds for Kids: Asking the Essential Questions

Last month, I wrote a post about the use of psychiatric medication in children and adolescents. My emphasis was on the complexity of the decision parents face when a psychiatrist recommends medication for a child with a diagnosis of Attention … Continue reading

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Psych Meds for Kids: Keeping the Conversation Complex

There is no shortage of very strong opinions about children taking psychiatric medications. It seems that every media outlet has something inflammatory to say about psychiatrists who prescribe medications such as stimulants, anti-depressants, and mood stabilizers to children and adolescents. … Continue reading

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“I HATE MY LIFE!”

A few weeks ago, I received a letter from the mother of a little boy scheduled to see me for evaluation.The letter arrived a couple of days before his first appointment. In the letter, the mother shared several concerns about … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad, Trust Your Instincts

Remember Quentin from my last post (Tattling vs. Telling)? He is a 9-year-old 4th grader who was brought to see my by his parents. They were concerned about social skills deficits that were interfering with Quentin’s ability to make and … Continue reading

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Best Years? Seriously?

Many a parent has sat in my office and told a sad or anxious or stressed out child that “these years”, whether they be elementary school, high school, or college, are the “best years of life.” (I’m pretty sure I … Continue reading

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