April 24, 2019
A lot has been written on sibling rivalry, particularly about name calling, arguing, provoking, physical fighting, and other forms of overt hostility. Almost every article suggests that this is inevitable and normal.
April 4, 2019
By far, the most commonly misused drug among teens is alcohol. This makes sense, as alcohol is legally available throughout the United States, it’s heavily advertised and glorified in the media, and frequently used in celebratory activities. The effects of alcohol in terms of reducing inhibition are quite real.
March 30, 2019
Children with autism have significant challenges with social interactions and communication and a very restricted repertoire of activities and interests.
March 14, 2019
Mark, age 13, was referred to my office for an evaluation because he had just set his third fire in the house, and this time the fire led to thousands of dollars of damaged furniture. He had been suspended from school for breaking windows and spray-painting graffiti on the outside of the school building.
March 6, 2019
Recently, I was teaching a seminar for child psychiatry fellows on the topic of Donald Winnicott’s Theory of Emotional Development. About a third of the group had young children.
Winnicott is less known by many parents.
March 5, 2019
In the days leading up to Halloween or Christmas or Valentine’s Day, teachers and parents often wring their hands. Kids seem rambunctious and gleefully hyperactive. The amount of sugar these kids consume is remarkable.
March 4, 2019
What is the difference between Slow Processing Speed, Auditory Processing, Sensory Integration, and Autism Spectrum Disorders? They all seem so similar. Is there a lot of misdiagnosis? – Patrice B., Facebook
This is a great question and one that I hear frequently. There’s a good reason why you’re asking it.
March 4, 2019
The fact that March is National Nutrition Month makes me think of rats.
To be more specific, I think of two particular rats that lived in my first-grade classroom.
February 27, 2019
My daughter was diagnosed with Anorexia and the therapist said we’d be getting homework assignments and using a “variety of techniques.
February 26, 2019
Gene Beresin and I have worked with individuals struggling with eating disorders, largely girls and young women and their families for years. As the psychiatric director of an inpatient medical stabilization unit for malnutrition, I see the devastating consequences of disordered eating on a daily basis.