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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

September 03, 2014
Recently, two landmark studies have shown conclusively that genes play a definite role in the risk for major mental illness. I suggest that these studies are game changers for psychiatry not because they demonstrate the primacy of genes, but because the genes that most powerfully increase the risk…
March 11, 2014
Adolescents' brains are different than the brains of adults. Understanding why these differences exist may help therapists to better treat people in this age group.
February 27, 2014
Even when a psychotherapist wishes to avoid dealing with legal issues, it is not always an easy thing to do.
November 19, 2013
Often, patients will have adopted the irrational idea that to experience difficulty and not be successful from the start is tantamount to being a failure.
September 24, 2013
We’ve been hearing a lot about “helicopter parents” and the effect this kind of parenting has on children, even into adulthood. But what happens in the marital dyad when the parents focus on the child or children?
October 23, 2012
Question: "I need some guidance on how not to miss bipolar disorder in the kids and adolescents I see in my practice. What steps do you recommend I take in order to not miss it? Mind you, I also don’t want to over-diagnose this disorder!"
September 07, 2012
Question:"I was very intrigued by the slide you presented on adverse childhood events and future risk of autoimmune disease and wondered if you could explain the study in more detail."
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