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OCD - What is it? What can treat it?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) usually begins in adolescence or young adulthood and is seen in as many as 1 in 200 children and adolescents.  OCD is characterized by recurrent intense obsessions and/or Read More

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression  It is estimated that postpartum depression affects 1 in 8 women in the US per year. Before now, a fast-acting or affordable medication has not been Read More

Teen Suicide

Teen suicide has been a very serious problem for many years in the US. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, suicide in teens (and adults) has seen a large rise.  Suicide is now Read More

Children with ADHD facing a Stimulant Medication Shortage - A crisis situation

A number of children who I prescribed a stimulant medication for treatment of their ADHD symptoms, have recently faced major problems in having the prescriptions filled at a local pharmacy. Read More

Social Media Risks in Preteens and Teenagers - Ban it or not?

Social media use has become a fact of life for many pre-teens or teenagers. The questions is whether it is harmful, whether they are able to use social media in Read More

Dangers of Kratom Use in Teens

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree growing in Southeast Asia.Kratom leaves have been used by Thai and Malaysian natives and workers for centuries for their stimulant effect to Read More

Alternative ADHD Treatments

I often get questions by parents who prefer not to have their children prescribed a stimulant medication for ADHD. They ask whether there are alternatives to help reduce their child’s Read More

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