Josh Feder, MDDr. Feder has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
In this first issue of 2021, we dig deeper into current and chronic areas of clinical complexity. Genetic testing can find identifiable disorders, offering relief to families searching for answers and perhaps guiding future treatment. Despite the hype, though, pharmacogenetics has limitations; we need to know what it can and cannot tell us. In the age of COVID-19, we must assess for pandemic-related impacts on children and adolescents. We cover UCLA’s COVID-19 PTSD screen and expert intervention to address suicidality.
Don’t be pressured to medicate your way out of cultural problems. We offer a respectful how-to approach to help families caught between cultures. How can we help families that are separated or divorced? Read about the legalities, the dynamics, and a collaborative approach to good mental health care despite inevitable differences between parents in these situations. Also in this issue, we cover best practices with melatonin, eating disorders, OCD, and a classic ADHD study.
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