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ADHD’s Failing Formula = Ignore Behavioral Guidelines + Meds = Frustration [Circular Reference]

IGNORING ADHD’S BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS [SHOCKER!] In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation, AND treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents. Those guidelines advise clinicians to consider these youths as having special

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Posted in #Child Psychology, #Mental Health, #Parenting, #Psychology, #Psychotherapy, ADHD, Uncategorized

The Heredity of Suicidal Behavior

Suicide is a leading cause of adolescent death in the United States. Screening of any adolescent for emotioal wellbeing therefore must include an examination into their parent(s) own suicidality. A new study indicates that parents who have attempted suicide, have

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33 Identified Definitive Autism Genes 33 (up from 9 previously ID’d)

Study completed by Mt. Sinai researchers and the Autism Sequencing Consortium examined several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from parents, affected children, and unrelated individuals – by far the largest number to date –

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Posted in #Child Psychology, #Parenting

The Number of Children and Adolescents Taking Psychotropic Medications Continues to Rise

For the second year in a row there has been an increase in the number of children and adolescents being treated with psychotropic medications.  Mental health needs across both genders of American youth continues to be addressed in part with

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Posted in #Mental Health, #Parenting, Adolescent Medicine, Health, Psychotherapy

New Study on the Effects of Spanking Illustrates Increased Aggression / Decreased Language Skills

When I first saw the headline from the latest study to investigate the effect of spanking on a 5 year old, published last week in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, my first reaction was to file this

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