The TOSCA study focused on children with severe ADHD, who also met criteria for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or conduct disorder (CD). These children tend not to do as well with stimulants alone and often end up being prescribed antipsychotics, typically second generation antipsychotics (SGA’s). TOSCA was devised to helpRead More →

Editor-in-Chief of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Dr. Joshua D. Feder, discusses the latest issue about autism in children and adolescents. The issue features an expert interview with Dr. Serena Wieder.

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Using Vitamins, specific diets, and herbal remedies, IM focuses on supporting the innate healing powers of the body. IM is not without its disadvantages. Firstly, and chiefly, the evidence base for efficacy is deficient by the standards of conventional medicine. In part, this is due to a lack of financialRead More →

The following tips for overcoming conflict in the medication consent process were excerpted from an article I wrote for the May/June issue of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report: If it’s not an emergency, take your time. When life and limb are at stake, we should act immediately—but that doesn’t usuallyRead More →

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 →

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 →