Child in Mind

Promoting children's healthy development.

Claudia M. Gold, M.D., is a pediatrician and fellow in the University of Massachusetts Boston Infant Parent Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate Program.

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About Child in Mind

My blog speaks to parents, professionals who work with children, and policy makers. Through stories from my behavioral pediatrics practice (with details changed to protect privacy) I  show how contemporary research in child development can be applied to support parents in their efforts to facilitate their children’s healthy emotional development. I  address factors that converge to obstruct such support. These include limited access to quality mental health care, influences of a powerful health insurance industry and intensive marketing efforts by the pharmaceutical industry.

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