Child Psychiatry Blog

Florida Child Psychiatrist
Choosing a child psychiatrist in Florida 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 Florida, that means that as long as you are in
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Medications to Treat ADHD
We are often asked what are the medication options for ADHD treatment. There are a few different types of medications that are commonly used and some are summarized here. Child psychiatrists often prescribe these, as well as other non-medication treatments for children, teens, and adults with attention deficit disorder. 1)Stimulants Stimulants are medications like methylphenidate (aka. the brand name Ritalin or Concerta), and amphetamines (such as the brand names Adderall or Vyvanse) that are used for ADHD.
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Sleep Problems in Autism
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 these problems? It is thought that these sleep problems are most often caused by abnormalities in some of the chemicals that are present in the body and brain like melatonin, serotonin, and GABA. There are also behavioral and environmental reasons for sleep problems, which
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Autism Testing
Autism Evaluation/Testing Information We are often asked what does Autism testing (also called Autism Evaluation or Autism Diagnosis) entail. Here, we will provide some information about what is involved in a proper evaluation and determining an autism diagnosis. Early Identification or Clinical Suspicion Early intervention is extremely helpful. Often, a family member, friend, teacher, doctor, nurse, or other person will notice that something is “different” or not developing as expected for the child. This can be picked
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Does my Child or Family Member Have a Video Game or Internet Addiction?
Teen/Adolescent Telepsychiatry consultations
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 in their daily life. Specifically, is it affecting their ability to work, sleep, eat, bathe, or exercise? Is their performance in school, home life, or work decreasing?
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