In this tip, excerpted from a past issue of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Elizabeth Tien, MD, a child & adolescent psychiatrist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, offers off-label advice on prescribing medications for children with PTSD. Below are some general tips, but to get a handy tableRead More →

The following are some recommendations on good medication practice from child psychiatrist Mark Chenven, MD, who offered his expertise in the May/June issue of The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report: Start low, go slow: Most side effects are dose related, so gradual up-titration is simple common sense. This allows for theRead More →

  by ​D. Brown​ | Apr 23, 2018 | ​DIR Practice​, ​Podcast​, ​Video blog Key Take-Aways PDF Last December, we spoke with ​Dr. Joshua Feder about ​repetition in autism therapy​. He returns today to speak with us from his practice in Solana Beach, California about autism and medication. Is medicationRead More →

Just getting adolescents to even find their medicine or remember to take it is a big challenge, says Jess Shatkin, MD, Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine, and author of “Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe”. That’s why, in a recent issue of The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Dr. Shatkin recommends the following strategies for helping teens manage their meds:Read More →

There are some ways to help you assess the type of anxiety that leads to inattention. Consider the following tips, which we’ve excerpted from an article in the March/April issue of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report newsletter:Read More →

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 →