Psychiatry Blog

Does my Child have OCD?
Does my Child have OCD
How to Know if your Child has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD Many parents contact us with concerns asking “Does my Child have OCD?” Also called obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Let’s discuss what OCD is, and when to be concerned and seek professional help.   What is OCD?   Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disorder that is very debilitating for children. Kids with OCD may have repetitive thoughts or actions that they have little to no control over.
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My Child is a Bully: What should you do?
My Child is a Bully
What to do if Your Child is a Bully We have many parents ask us about both sides of this problem. Either their child is a target of bullying or they have been informed or discovered that their child is the bully. Let me start with a story. A parent set up an appointment with us to discuss their daughter, who, they had discovered via the principal, had been sending and posting cruel messages about a classmate.
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California Child Psychiatrist
California Child Psychiatrist
Online Child Psychiatrist in California How to Choose a Child Psychiatrist Choosing a child psychiatrist in California is not an easy task. You want someone who is board certified, trained at good hospitals, and who has experience in treating the condition you are seeking medical advice for. For convenience, you also may want to find someone who provides online child psychiatry services, meaning they can see you from your phone or computer without having to leave your
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What is the Definition of Depression?
definition of depression
Defining Depression The Word Depression Depression as a term has multiple meanings:  The first definition of depression may indicate what is called a mood state with feelings such as : melancholy, despair, hopelessness etc.  A depressed mood can be normal such as after suffering a breakup, disappointment or loss. Depressed mood can also be part of a known medical disorder or a symptom of mental illness.  Depression, when referring to a syndrome, represents a group of symptoms
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What is Manic Depression?
what is manic depression
An Overview of Manic Depression Other Names for Manic Depression Manic depression is the term sometimes used to describe what is now called bipolar disorder type 1. Diagnosing Manic Depression It is one of the most disabling mental illnesses. To be diagnosed with manic depression or Bipolar disorder, you must meet criteria for mania AND have had a major depressive episode. Symptoms of Manic Depression The core symptoms of mania are either euphoria or irritability as well
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