In many cases, it will be immediately clear when an aggressive patient needs to be sent to the ER, says Ruth Gerson, MD, Director at the Bellevue Hospital Children’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program in New York, NY. If a patient is hurting people, including himself, and you determine a clearRead More →

In a past issue of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Sara Weekly, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine, gave the following advice on BED treatment strategies: Consider cognitive behavioral therapy: CBT currently has the strongest evidence base among psychotherapeutic options for treating BED,Read More →

Because they work better than anything else to help kids focus, stimulant medications are standard treatments for ADHD. But when you suggest prescribing these medications, typically parents have questions and concerns, says Caroline Fisher, PhD, MD, Chief of Child Psychiatry at Samaritan Health Systems in Corvallis, OR. In an articleRead More →

In a past article from The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Joshua Sonkiss, MD, Medical Director for Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services and Boys and Girls Home of Alaska in Fairbanks, reviewed and explained the different types of study designs.Read More →

When used appropriately, screen media can be useful rather than harmful. But with children, there must be limits, says Mary G. Burke, MD of the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in San Francisco, who covered the topic in a past Carlat Child Psychiatry Report article. Since screen time can be addictiveRead More →

Editor-in-Chief of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Dr. Joshua M. Feder, discusses the latest issue about suicide in children and adolescents. The issue features an expert interview with Cynthia R. Pfeffer, MD.Read More →

All behavior is a code that a child uses to communicate, says Jessica Minahan, a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator, who co-authored The Behavior Code Companion. “Bad behavior” is often cloaked anxiety, and we can support education professionals by offering ideas that help anxious children. Read More →