Ensuring Safe and Effective Psychotropic Medications for Children
Up-to-date information on the safety and efficacy of medications for children and adolescents with mental disorders is now available to parents, clinicians, researchers, and policymakers. Presented in a comprehensive series of articles in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of...
Brief Notes on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents
The future of our country depends on the mental health and strength of our young people. However, many children have mental health problems that interfere with normal development and functioning. A 1999 study estimated that almost 21 percent of U.S. children ages 9 to 17 had a diagnosable mental or... The Search for Stimulation:
Introduction I had just completed my evaluation of 11-year-old Timmy. His parents had brought him to me because of behavior problems and his teacher's concern that Timmy was underachieving in school. I determined that Timmy had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, often referred to as ADHD... Treatment of Children With Mental Disorders
A Note to Parents There has been public concern over reports that very young children are being prescribed psychotropic medications. The studies to date are incomplete, and much more needs to be learned about young children who are treated with medications for all kinds of illnesses. In the field...
Can a Change of Medication Increase a FAS Childís IQ
July 14, 2008, 6:25 pm
In a recent post, I blogged about my surprise that my daughterís IQ continues to increase despite the fact that she has FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.) A reader wrote an interesting comment about her child who is diagnosed with inattentive ADD. She said that their family psychiatrist told them to... Bring on the ADD Meds
January 19, 2013, 9:01 pm
For anyone against medication, let me describe the scene. My ten-year-old didn't take his ADD med today. My husband and both had to be out of the house early so we told Justin he was on his own to take the med before school. He doesn't like to take it because he's convinced himself that it makes... Drugging The Children?
July 26, 2007, 10:19 am
I thought I could calm down by now, blogging on my personal blog about a youtube video someone had sent me. It was a San Antonio news special detailing the use of psychotropic drugs in the Texas foster care system, something Iím very well acquainted with having adopted five large sibling groups...
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Abstract. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was used to investigate the effects of methylphenidate (Ritalin) on tests of auditory processing in children diagnosed with both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).
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