Tim Wilens, M.D., Author at MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Articles by Tim Wilens, M.D.

Tim Wilens, M.D. is director of Substance Abuse Services in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wilens’ research interests include the relationship among attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder and substance abuse, as well as the pharmacotherapy of ADHD and juvenile bipolar disorder across the lifespan.

Medications: For Better or Worse? featuring Timothy Wilens, MD – Shrinking It Down

June 24, 2020

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Medications: For Better or Worse? featuring Timothy Wilens, MD – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.” Many parents of kids struggling with a mental health issue have concerns – even fears – about medication as a part of treatment. Will it help? Will it hurt? What are the side effects? Today, Dr. Tim Wilens, chief of the Division of […]

Is It Safe to Use Stimulants to Treat ADHD?

September 23, 2013

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Is It Safe to Use Stimulants to Treat ADHD?

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 […]