Psychiatry Blog

Trouble Sleeping in Children
child sleep problems
Sleep Issues are Surprisingly Common in Children Sleep is a crucial component of proper development and daily restoration for all humans, especially children and teens. How Much Sleep Do Children and Teens Need? The National Sleep Foundation recommends school aged children (ages 6-13) get 9-11 hours of sleep and teens (ages 14-17) receive 8-10 hours. Children who receive less than the recommended amount of sleep, or poor-quality sleep, are more likely to experience daytime sleepiness, reduced performance
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Is Depression Genetic?
is depression genetic
If you’re asking ‘is depression genetic?’, then you’re not alone. In this article, we’re going to explain how genes can have an impact on your mental health and whether or not depression is genetic. Depression can affect people of any age, shape, and size – but some people are more likely to develop depression than others. Factors such as lifestyle, environment, and genetics can all influence a person’s likelihood of developing depression. Is Depression Genetic or Environment-Based?
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23 Toys for Autistic Children
toys for autistic children
The Best Toys for Autistic Children As a child psychiatrist, I have tried and tested a lot of games and toys with my patients and my own children. For children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, choosing toys that they can not only enjoy, but that can be therapeutic is very important. You can also check out my list of games for autistic children here. Here are some toys that are great for children with autism: BunMo Pop Tubes
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Teen Depression Statistics
Teen Depression Statistics
Let’s Get into Some Teen Depression Statistics: Depression in teens typically presents with symptoms similar to those of adults.  What is considered unique to teenagers is the higher incidence of irritability in place of intense feelings of depression.  Teens with depression may seem grouchy or just plain bothered by everything and everyone.  Depressed teens may seek out verbal confrontation with peers, adults and siblings.  Here are some other Teen Depression Statistics: Comorbidity (which means other diagnoses that
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18 Games for Children with Autism
games for autistic children
As a child psychiatrist, I often use games to work with the children with autism who I see regularly as my patients. All of these games can help with different aspects or challenges that some children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have — they are also just fun. Also, check out our other page with a list of toys for children with autism.  Best Games for Children with Autism I Never Forget a Face Memory Game This game
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