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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Child Psychiatry

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...
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Adolescent Psychiatry Adult Psychiatry Depression

What is the 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...
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