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  • Mental health and children

    Mental health and children
    'Ineed these pills refilled," the weary mother says, displaying an array of empty bottles on the desk in my office. "My son is bipolar." The boy, a quiet slip of a 10-year-old, had been prescribed two antipsychotics, two mood stabilizers, one...
  • ADHD drugs don't help children long term

    ADHD drugs don't help children long term
    Stimulant drugs like Ritalin that are used to treat ADHD don't improve children's symptoms long term, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. That may come as a surprise to...
  • ADHD (mis)diagnosis could be related to age

     
    The age of a child compared to his or her peers could lead to a misdiagnosis of ADHD, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. “We believe that younger children may be mistakenly diagnosed as having ADHD, when in fact they are...
  • Specialty Camps

    SPECIALTY CAMPS BEREAVEMENT CAMP CORAL www.hospicecareflorida.org A weekend camp for children ages 6-13 to assist children with grief and dealing with the death of a loved one. Open to residents of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. 800-372-...
  • May 14 - Author Kenneth Kaye

    Title: Trust Me: Helping our Young Adults Financially Authors: Kenneth Kaye, Ph.D. (family psychologist) [book written with son, Nick, not present in this interview] Quotes: "We don't have to grit our teeth and shut our mouths as our sons and...
  • Internet addiction: a 21st century epidemic with some more at risk than others?

     
    Psychiatrists struggling to draft a new manual to diagnose mental illness haven't agreed it's a mental illness yet. But mental health professionals are already gauging, parsing and analyzing Internet addiction, which bears all the hallmarks of addictive...
  • The mind unchecked: Is a toddler's lack of self-control key to early learning?

     
    Anyone who's seen a young toddler "at work" can tell that her learning style is a study in chaos. She moves from banging pots and pans to tormenting the cat to demanding food to bursting into tears when she can't......
  • Kids and drugs: Worrisome signs, here and on the horizon

     
    The federal government's annual report of kids' alcohol and drug abuse and attitudes about that abuse seems reassuring enough: Compared with that of recent years, marijuana use is down, use of hallucinogens is way down and use of methamphetamine is......
  • Does adult health differ when you're conceived in a dish?

     
    Considering that children have been born using in vitro fertilization for about three decades, it's reassuring to learn that they are healthy and well-adjusted people. That is the conclusion of a study published Wednesday in the journal Fertility and...
  • Pesticides on kid-friendly foods linked to ADHD

     
    I feed my daughter plenty of healthy foods: fresh berries, raw carrots and whole grains. Because I know if I don't, she'll be a wild monkey. Avery's one of those “busy” kids, you see … and I've discovered that even a whiff of high-...
  • Pencils, pens, meds

    Back-to-school season is in full swing. Time to pick out a backpack, sneakers and a stimulant medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Nearly 2 million children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, which is marked by poor...
  • Dealing with a child who has ADHD – it’s not all bad

     
    A few years ago, my 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). It was a very hard thing for her to go through – and for me, too. In the past, I would get tons of calls from her school about her behavior, and....