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 →

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 →