Trump, Wolff, and Freedom of the Press

"I will tell you the one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common: They all say he is like a child.”

Why Don't Sexual Assault Victims Come Forward Sooner?

If Moore actually sexually abused or harassed them, why did the accusers wait until he was a candidate for a prestigious position to speak out against him?

Younger Kids Are More Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD

Relatively young children in a classroom (with birthdays in September-December) are more likely to be misdiagnosed with ADHD.

Do Children Really Need Psychiatric Medication?

Mental illness can be fatal. But in some cases, so can psychiatric medications.

35 Activities to do with your Child

Melinda Gates warns about the negative effects of technology on today’s children
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Why Parents Should Put Down Their Smartphones

Eighty percent of a child's brain development occurs in the first three years of life. A child's brain development is fed through parent-child verbal and nonverbal interactions.

The Mediterranean Diet and ADHD

New research finds a correlation between an unhealthy diet—and a dysfunctional family environment—with an increased risk of a child getting an ADHD diagnosis.

Breaking Through the Wall of Schizophrenia

Research shows that people who have experienced trauma are more likely to be psychotic. Surprisingly, being bullied is one kind of trauma.

Six Things You Should Know About ADHD

A recent study, geared toward teachers promotes a new understanding of ADHD—a diagnosis that has been skyrocketing among American children.

Why Your Doctor Might Prescribe Food Instead of Medicine

New research in JAMA links poor diet to serious diseases.

The Politics of Silence

Excessive noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s daily activities at school, at work, at home and during leisure activities.

John McCain Said: “That’s How Dictators Get Started”

“The first thing that dictators do is shut down the press” said Senator John McCain (R AZ) on Meet the Press.

The Historical Origin of "Alternative Facts"

Looking at aerial photographs of Trump's inauguration and Obama's 2009 inauguration, our eyes tell us that the crowd at Trump's was nowhere near as large as the crowd at Obama's.

Why French Parents Work Less Than American Parents

Children need to know that their parents are interested in what happened during their school day or with their friends.
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3 Steps to Better Mental and Physical Health

As the holidays approach, stress reduction becomes especially important since our social life can affect our cellular life.

For young people who are mourning Trump's election

The election of Donald Trump as President has touched almost every therapy session. Young women, especially, are filled with anger, grief and disbelief.

Are Ghosts Haunting Your Marriage?

When a couple comes to therapy for marital issues, there are often more than the three of us sitting in my office.

How Vision Problems and Celiac Disease Masquerade as ADHD

Celiac disease or gluten intolerance can also affect a child's ability to think clearly and focus at school.

Hillary’s New Comprehensive Agenda on Mental Health

On Monday, August 29, 2016, Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive agenda to deal with expanding mental health problems in the United States

When Your Child Is Diagnosed With ADHD

Back-to-school season is usually a relief. Yet, with 1 in 8 American school children (6.7 million kids in all) ending up with a diagnosis of ADHD, there is some cause for angst.

What We Can Learn From Michael Phelps About ADHD

He is the most decorated Olympian athlete of all time. But the road to Rio wasn't an easy path for Phelps or for his parents.

Cluttering is a Relationship Issue

There's no doubt that cluttering can be a form of passive aggressive behavior. When a person has difficulty expressing anger directly, they act out their anger by cluttering.

Why Husbands Cheat

Lately, in cases of male infidelity that I have seen in my office, the reason these husbands cheated was not primarily sexual dissatisfaction.

As Good As It Gets

This is why people stay in unhealthy relationships.

What Is a "Good Enough Mother"?

Being a "good enough mother" involves a balancing act between two equally important things for a child's healthy cognitive development and future happiness.

Help, Am I a Narcissist?

Narcissism is a pervasive inability to truly love or have empathy for anyone apart from oneself.

The ADHD Culture: A Machiavellian Tale*

Before 1980, the drugging of children with amphetamines on a massive scale was unheard of, even unimaginable.Today, 3.5 million schoolchildren take stimulant drugs for ADHD.

6 Good Reasons to Read to Your Kids

New research reveals that a child who is easily distracted may in fact be a creative genius.

Are Separate Bedrooms a Sign of a Doom, or a Lifeline?

A couple’s sex life can improve when they have found a sleeping arrangement that allows good quality sleep for both of them.
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The ADHD Debate: Is the ADHD Diagnosis Helpful or Harmful?

We should shift from treating childhood distraction as a clinical disease, to targeting the best ways to help children maximize their ability to focus.