Picky Eating Might Speak Volumes
August 18, 2015
As parents of young children, you are likely to hear at least one mother or father in your social circle claim, “Oh—my daughter is just a picky eater.” It’s often a casual explanation for why a six-year-old is grimacing at a heaping plate of chicken fingers or the whipped cream on an otherwise appealing ice […]
Facing the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation
July 21, 2015
The first step to helping your troubled child create a better life “Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.” Maybe those words sound scary to you, but they shouldn’t. If your child or teen is struggling in school, with friends, and with family, it breaks your heart to watch. Beneath any anger, resentment and frustration, you can see that […]
Pharmacotherapy in ADHD
June 2, 2015
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a childhood disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. Estimates of prevalence range from 5-8%, with a male to female predominance of 3-4:1. Treatment of ADHD, or rather the necessity of treatment, has been quite a controversial topic in psychiatric literature. Because of this, many studies have been conducted […]
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – What is it?
April 29, 2015
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a behavioral anxiety disorder with both physical and psychological components. It manifests itself with persistent, unwanted thoughts and an overwhelming urge to perform certain behaviors repeatedly, often in a ritualized manner. OCD has a severe impact upon those suffering from it, as they find themselves overwhelmed by anxiety and […]
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)?
March 12, 2015
Claudia was at her wit’s end. Her son, Andy, just wouldn’t sit still. He’d start one thing, then shift onto another; he couldn’t really seem to focus on anything, couldn’t settle down. He’d been like that since he was a toddler: running around, getting into everything, climbing on the furniture, taking off unexpectedly. But she […]