Articles containing: medication

10 Go-To Parenting Books For National Reading Month

March 20, 2017

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March is National Reading Month and a good time to reflect on the books that have made an impact on my work as a child psychologist.  I’ve compiled a list of my “go to” books that I frequently recommend to parents on some of the more common problems I’ve observed in kids.

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More Kids Are Receiving Mental Health Care, But…

August 6, 2015

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At The Clay Center, we find ourselves writing often about how seeking psychiatric treatment is stigmatized in the United States.  We especially worry about this issue when it comes to children and adolescents.

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Surviving Summer Camp

June 18, 2014

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Summer is almost here, and if you’ve decided to send your child to summer camp, you may be experiencing a range of emotions and wondering how best to make this a good experience for your little one.  It’s perfectly normal for first-time campers—and their parents—to experience some anxiety as camp gets closer and closer.

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What If My Child Is Prescribed An SSRI?

October 29, 2013

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As we’ve mentioned SSRIs in a number of posts, we’d like to go into a bit more detail about what these particular medications are, and how they work.

SSRI stands for “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.

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Is It Safe to Use Stimulants to Treat ADHD?

September 23, 2013

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It’s not unusual for parents to bring their kid with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to a child psychiatrist and say, “We really want you to help, but do not want any medications.”

Why would anyone say this? How often do we go to doctors and say, “Take care of me, doc, but I don’t want any meds.

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What If My Child Has Mental Illness?

September 18, 2013

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Julie is 15 years old. She’s just returned to school after missing two weeks to receive treatment for wanting to harm herself by taking too much of an antibiotic that she found in her grandparents’ house.

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Are There Too Many Kids On Medication?

September 18, 2013

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I’m a psychologist, and psychologists don’t prescribe medication.

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