A Mother Knows

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Even if a child doesn’t yet know it himself, a mom knows when one of her kids is having a hard time. whether it’s strange thoughts, the blues, sudden social withdrawal, paranoia, or uncontrollable anger. These are some of the … Continue reading

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Lawrence Diller, M.D.: The United States of Adderall

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Lawrence Diller, M.D.: The United States of Adderall. This S.F. pediatrician explains why drugs for ADHD rule when psychotherapy isn’t reimbursed by insurance companies. He’s not opposed to prescribing child psychiatric meds, but he’s wary of the huge increase in … Continue reading

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If you’re afraid of dull, tedius textbooks…a review by Linda A. Jansenn

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…have no fear of reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology. I was thrilled to find a comprehensive, well-researched and highly readable introduction to the history, current research findings and up-to-date trends in child psychology. I especially … Continue reading

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How a Bully Is Made | My story on Psych Central

How a Bully Is Made | Psych Central.

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In-School Screening Picks Up Mental Health Issues – from MedPage Today

In-School Screening Picks Up Mental Health Issues -  from MedPage Today. More good news for parents. Support in school testing and you can trust the results.

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This is what parity is all about__Ruling may broaden insurance plans’ coverage for mental illness

Ruling may broaden insurance plans’ coverage for mental illness. This is extremely important if you or your child need inpatient care for a mental disorder.

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Depressed Mothers Have Children With Enlarged Amygdalas, Says Study – The Daily Beast

Depressed Mothers Have Children With Enlarged Amygdalas, Says Study – The Daily Beast. Those of us who have been there know it first hand. But this sort of  “biomarker” settles certain arguments that can no longer be denied. READ this piece for more details on the study

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