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Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recognizing & Treating the Emerging Epidemic – Houston, TX

By | 2017-01-04T23:42:46+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, family breakdown, violence in society, the media, and a failing school system, has produced a “shell shocked” generation suffering from anxiety in many cases. The challenge for clinicians is to recognize anxiety in children and help them cope.

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French Kids Do Have ADHD: An Interview with Elias Sarkis MD

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 September 22nd, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , |

Moliere described ADHD in his play L'Étourdi ou Les Contretemps (The Blunderer) in 1655. However, the concept of ADHD as a serious disorder is still not fully accepted in France. However, ADHD impacts the functioning of 3.5% of the population of France (Lecendreux, et al. 2011). In addition, ADHD is just as prevalent in other countries [...]

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Proposed DSM-5 Changes for ADHD

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:46+00:00 March 14th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, will have a new edition published in 2013. This edition will be called the DSM-5. (This is a departure from previous editions, because a roman numeral will not be used in the title.) The DSM is used by clinicians to determine [...]

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Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with ADHD

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:46+00:00 March 7th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting, Research, School, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-03-04) -- A new study indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. "Moderate sleep restriction leads to a detectable negative impact on the neurobehavioral functioning of children with ADHD and healthy controls, [...]

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Kids with Migraines: Their Mental Health is Fine

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 February 18th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a study by Bruijn, et al. (2010), it was found that compared to healthy children, children with migraines: * do not exhibit more withdrawn behavior * do not have more thought problems * do not have more social problems * do not exhibit more delinquent or aggressive behavior * are not more frequently diagnosed with [...]

Delayed Treatment Of Childhood-onset Bipolar Disorder Results In Negative Outcome In Adults

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2007-05-04) -- Bipolar disorder is estimated to affect approximately 1-3 percent of adults, but also can affect children and adolescents. Untreated, this disorder is associated with greater risk of drug and alcohol addiction, interpersonal relationship difficulties, school and, later, work problems, engaging in risky behaviors, and suicide. A study published in the May issue of [...]

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Top 5 Books on Childhood Bipolar Disorder

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 6th, 2010|Categories: Books, Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

These are the top 5 books I recommend on Childhood (Pediatric) Bipolar Disorder. If you have any that you would like to recommend, feel free to leave a comment on this post. 1. Pavuluri, M. (2008). What works for bipolar kids: Help and hope for parents. New York: Guilford Press. My review: Review 2. Greenberg, R. [...]

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