August 11, 2016

Understanding the Role of a Forensic Psychiatrist

In court proceedings, when lawyers and judges have a case where a mental health question exists, they often rely on forensic psychiatrists to evaluate situations and […]
July 16, 2016

Effects of Depression and What You Can Do to Help Yourself

The effects of depression, whether in the form of major depressive disorder (MDD), persistent depressive disorder (PDD), or perinatal depression can ravage a person’s spirit and […]
June 8, 2016

Autism and Your Child: What You Should Know

What is autism? Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a term used to describe a different way of perceiving and interacting with the world, due […]
March 9, 2016

Division between mind and body is an illusion: Dealing with anxiety disorders

Anyone who has ever had a so-called panic attack will never forget it.  Racing pulse; shortness of breath; sweating; a feeling of terror; trembling; chest pain.  […]
January 10, 2016

Adjustment disorders – When bad things happen to good kids

By definition, no one likes it when bad things happen to them.  [Alternate first line:  No one likes it when bad things happen to them – […]
December 2, 2015

Post-Partum Depression: Moms who struggle the most find it hardest to get help

From Newport Beach to Harlem and everywhere in between, across all walks of life, postpartum depression steals joy, hope and health from women who usually suffer […]
October 9, 2015

Tips on how to Cope with grief and loss

Losing a close friend or family member is horrible experience, yet all of us must eventually face saying goodbye to someone we love.  Grieving is intense […]
August 18, 2015

Picky Eating Might Speak Volumes

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 […]
July 21, 2015

Facing the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

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 […]
June 2, 2015

Pharmacotherapy in ADHD

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 […]

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February 15, 2019
Child Psychiatrist - Newport Beach California

Schizophrenia in Children

Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric illness that involves bizarre thinking, feelings, and odd behavior. It is not common in children and can be difficult to identify […]
September 26, 2017

Your Child and Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder If your child regularly expresses defiance, argues excessively, disobeys or talks back to adults, and has behaved this way for more than 6 […]
January 29, 2017

Types of Family Therapy

Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that is meant to help initiate change and nurture development in intimate relationships between family members and couples. The […]
November 28, 2016

Resources for Parent Training

It truly takes a village to raise children. As a parent you need help and it is okay to as for it. As a parent it […]