Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), usually begins in adolescence or young adulthood and is seen in as many as 1 in 200 children and adolescents. OCD is characterized by recurrent obsessions and/or compulsions that are intense enough to cause severe discomfort. Obsessions are recurrent and... Educating Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Introduction This bibliography is one of several available from NICHCY on the subject of educating students with disabilities. See also: Educating Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and Educating Students with Learning Disabilities. NICHCY also offers a News Digest... We are Parents of Large Adoptive Families
We are parents of large adoptive families. We are doctors, pastors, artists. We are stay at home moms who have had successful careers as college administrators, nurses, clothing designers. We have been employed by the National PTA, a state Supreme Court, or have run our own businesses. We are... Psychiatric Medication for Children and Adolescents Part II: Types of Medications
Psychiatric medications can be an effective part of the treatment for psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence. In recent years there have been an increasing number of new and different psychiatric medications used with children and adolescents. Research studies are underway to establish...
Self-image or Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Your Adopted Child
December 7, 2007, 7:31 pm
Does your adopted child have a self-image disorder? Perhaps your adopted child is suffering from a body dysmorphic disorder. People with this condition are convinced that they are ugly. Apparently while processing things that they see which includes their own image, they have some sort of glitch... Disabilities and Disorders
August 11, 2008, 7:47 pm
There are many disorders and disabilities listed in children’s profiles and some of the terminology can be very confusing. This series of blogs is intended to help take some of the mystery out of the terms that you read and help you evaluate if you want to pursue a placement.
Anemia – Anemia... Hope for the Severely Depressed and Who Else?
May 6, 2008, 7:20 pm
As I read the article about treating severe depression with deep brain stimulation (DBS ), I couldn’t help but wonder if it might offer hope for other disorders. Could it possibly help severe cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), too. Originally used to treat people with Parkinson’s...