Daniel Hosker, M.D., Author at MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Articles by Daniel Hosker, M.D.

Daniel Hosker, MD is a child psychiatrist who recently completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGH/McLean. Though most of his time has been dedicated to completing training, his clinical and research interest revolves around exploring how sports participation and physical activity can impact youth mental health and wellness. Towards this end, he has delivered multiple Grand Rounds presentations on the subject at various institutions, has worked with the NBA to help create and curate content guiding mental health and wellness, and has published in educational journals on the topic, with hopes of educating youth, parents, coaches, and medical providers alike. His goal is to leverage what we are learning about supplementing youth mental health and wellness with physical activity to continue to advance access to mental health resources for youth, decrease stigma associated with mental illness, and improve mental health practices and policies nationally.

How to Understand Your Child’s “Anxiety Monster”

July 2, 2020

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How to Understand Your Child’s “Anxiety Monster”

As a child psychiatrist who’s seen patients in many different settings, including doing psychotherapy and managing medications, I’ve found that talking about anxiety with kids and adults alike is hard to do in a way that helps them understand what anxiety is, while preparing and motivating them for what can be a difficult treatment journey. […]