Autism Child Psychiatry Evaluation

Sleep Problems in Autism

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Have Issues with Sleep It is common for children with autism spectrum disorder to have sleep problems. These problems can include difficulty falling asleep, waking up frequently, and moving around a lot in their sleep. What causes sleep problems in autism? It is thought that...
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Autism Child Psychiatry

How to Deal with Behavior in Autism

Dealing With Behavior Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder A large study in 2018 found that around 1 in 40 children (1 in 26 boys and 1 in 93 girls) are affected by autism in the United States. For the parents of these children, daily life can be a struggle as...
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Adolescent Psychiatry Video Game Addiction

Does my Child or Family Member Have a Video Game or Internet Addiction?

Having a loved one with an internet video game problem is difficult. Recognizing the difference between an internet or video game problem and a video game or internet addiction can be difficult. The main difference between problem gaming and addiction is the level of involvement and the disruption or interference...
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Child Psychiatry

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...
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Child Psychiatry

My Child is a Bully: What should you do?

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...
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