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The COVID pandemic is like nothing most of us have ever lived through. This is especially true for kids and teens who are still developing mentally and physically.
Low self-esteem gets all of us down at one point or another. For kids, the goal is to help build them back up. Lots of things can lower our kids’ self-esteem like body image, cyberbullying, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and surprisingly, guilt (along with lots of other things!).
You can also listen to more about self-esteem below, or ‘Shrinking It Down’ wherever you get your podcasts.
Let’s consider two adolescent scenarios.
Today’s episode of Shrinking It Down is all about ADHD. We revisit some of the most helpful conversations we’ve had with clinical experts about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in kids and teens. First, we talk through what ADHD really is with Dr.
It’s normal to be distracted or disorganized from time to time. But some kids have more trouble paying attention and staying on track than their peers. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Ellen Braaten talk about ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based kind of talk therapy that can help those struggling with mental health challenges. In this series, Dr. Ellen Braaten gives a glimpse of how CBT can be used to treat a range of mental and behavioral health disorders, including CBT for ADHD.
As child psychiatrists, we prescribe medications. As medicines go, perhaps none are more controversial than the use of second generation antipsychotics. For at least the last 15 years, concerns about these particular medications have characterized a good part of any discourse I’ve had with parents in the office or on the lecture circuit.
Question: My son was just diagnosed with ADHD. How do I talk to him about it?
Dr. Braaten’s Answer:
Educating yourself is a great way to prepare for this conversation, and there are a lot of resources on our website to get you started.
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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.