10 Kids Books About Inclusion and Diversity

This week has, again, brought to light the ever-present importance to talking to our kids about diversity, equality and inclusion. Many of the parents of my child and teen patients have been asking me what books they can share with their children in this world filled with injustice, bullying, and...

How To Distinguish Between Autism, Bipolar Disorder and Childhood Schizophrenia

Think your child might be dealing with Childhood Schizophrenia? Bipolar? Autism? It can be confusing to know how exactly to help them with such tricky symptoms. The best way to get a good analysis of what your child is dealing with is to inquire with a Child Psychiatrist. Breaking Down...

Does My Child Have Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar in Children What is Bipolar? Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder affecting 1-3% of individuals in the United States. The disorder is inherited in families although parental diagnosis does not guarantee their child will have the disorder. The two mood poles include depression and mania, in which the individual...

Anxiety symptoms in children

There are Many Anxiety symptoms in children All children get anxious.  Typical childhood anxiety is called "normative anxiety" and may consist of nervousness with the upcoming school year, going on an airplane for the first time or learning to ride a bike.  Pathological anxiety is severe and persistent anxiety that...

What are the Causes of Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Causes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) presents in childhood or adolescence in about 50% of all cases.  It is a disorder that his known to cluster in families and have a strong genetic component. It is estimated that about 1 to 3% of the population in the...

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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