Child Psychiatry Blog

Does my Child have OCD?
Many parents contact us with concerns about their child possibly having 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. These are called compulsions, and can be things like washing, counting, checking, or repeating words. Obsessions
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Does my Toddler Have Anxiety?
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In the very youngest of children, identifying and diagnosing mental health issues is difficult. Toddlers are developing and growing incredibly quickly at this stage of life and many things can affect their moods, emotions, and thinking. Worries and fears are to be expected in babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. There is, of course, a point at which those worries and fears become more than expected and may be an anxiety problem. Anxiety disorders are common
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Your Child is a Bully: What should you do?
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. The parent was mortified and after trying to discuss
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Does Your Child Have ADHD?
“Does my child have ADHD?” This is a question that we are asked all the time. Fortunately, there is a way to answer this question. The way to determine a diagnosis of ADHD is to see a child psychiatrist who can evaluate your child. Why is it important to have a full evaluation? The reason it is important to have a full child psychiatry evaluation is because many things can cause ADHD symptoms and only a professional
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California 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. Child psychiatry training is rigorous, it takes a child psychiatrist 13-14 years of schooling AFTER high school to become a certified child psychiatrist. NowPsych provides child psychiatry services via telemedicine in California and Florida, that means that as long as
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