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Pros and Cons of Using TMS for Kids

By: zdavis | August 13th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

There’s been some promising research for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), but can it be used for treatment-resistant depression in children and adolescents? Here’s a summary of the pros and cons presented in this 2019 article in The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report.   Pros: It seems to work. An open-label trial of TMS for adolesc

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Parents Can Help With Risky Adolescent Behavior

By: jives | May 4th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Because of several factors, including high levels of dopamine, adolescents are prone to risky behavior. Controlling that risk and keeping kids safe isn’t something we as child psychiatrists can do on our own. It also takes support and help from parents, says Jess Shatkin, MD, an expert on adolescent behavior, who we interviewed for the most-recent iss

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