Child Psychiatry

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Psychodynamic Family Work: A Case Vignette

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Psychotherapy

Many parents are understandably reluctant to begin their children on psychiatric medication, and indeed, in many cases this is inappropriate as a first step. An intervention modeled on the early work of Selma Fraiberg, the Minding the Baby program at Yale Child Study Center, and the practice of parent infant psychotherapy as described by Daniel Stern, a

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Expert QA

Working With Children and Families

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Psychotherapy

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Research Update

Too Much “Screen Time” May Lead to Substance Use

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Substance Abuse

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Managing Aggression in Children: A Practical Approach

Topics: Child Psychiatry

Once you have tried the various non-pharmacological approaches to aggression (see this month’s interviews with Dr. Connor and Dr. Greene for suggestions), you will have to turn to what is generally the second choice—using medications. In this article, I’ll discuss a practical approach to choosing and prescribing medications for childhood aggressio

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Research Update

Combined Treatment Works Better Than Risperidone Alone for PDD

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Natural Medications

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Research Update

Long-Term Outcomes of Adolescent Depression Treatment

Topics: Child Psychiatry

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Research Update

Study Links Ritalin to Sudden Death in Children; FDA Disagrees

Topics: Child Psychiatry

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Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: A Primer

Topics: Child Psychiatry

Autism has recently hit the radar screen in psychiatry and pediatrics. This is partly due to an increase in prevalence that has been widely reported in the media, coupled with ongoing debate regarding whether vaccines are causing this so-called "autism epidemic.” In addition, risperidone was recently the first medication approved for use in autism, co

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The Latest on ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

The last time we did an entire issue on ADHD was in September of 2006. In this brief article, we’ll bring you up to date on some recent developments. 1. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) was approved for the treatment of ADHD in 6-12 year olds in 2007, and more recently was approved for ADHD in adults. It is essentially a 12 hour form of amphetamine, and

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Expert QA

Antidepressants and Suicidal Ideation

Topics: Antidepressants | Child Psychiatry

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Research Update

Pediatric bipolar vs. severe mood dysregulation: New evidence

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Child Psychiatry

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Expert QA

Stimulants: The Case for Caution

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry

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Bipolar Disorder in Children: Is the Diagnosis Valid?

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Child Psychiatry

We’ve all noticed the trend: children are increasingly being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of children diagnosed with bipolar increased by 26% from 2002 to 2004 (May 25, 2005). This issue is controversial, because psychiatrists are already accused of overmedicating children. Over the last several

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