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.

Should Step-Parents be Allowed to Discipline?

Parenting experts agree that both parents need to be firmly in charge in blended families.

Is Donald Trump a Demagogue?

In ancient times, a demagogue was a leader who appealed to the emotions, fears, anxieties, prejudices, and ignorance of the common people from the lower classes.

Is Mental Health Care Failing our Kids?

A recent New York Times essay is an eye-opening message for parents or for anyone else concerned with child mental health.

A Simple Way to Improve a Child’s Behavior and Achievement

When should you enroll your child in school? New research poses an interesting answer.

How Popcorn and Toys were used to Sell Kids Drugs Illegally

The series of articles is a stark wake-up call to any parent who is thinking about drugging their child for behavioral problems.

Why Blame the Brain When the Problem Is in the Neck?

When a patient complains about depression, a doctor typically focuses on a brain chemistry defect. But other organs can actually be the source of the problem.

Tweens, Teens, and Video Screens

Parents complain that they can’t tear their kids away from video games when it is time to start their homework and that kids are texting when they are supposed to be sleeping.

The Surprising Shadow Side of a Narcissist

Like the boy Narcissus in the Greek tale, narcissists are in love with their own appearance. They expect others to be mirrors of themselves.

Protecting Kids from Psychiatric Drugs

Nelson Madela once said that “Any country, any society which does not care for its children is no nation at all.” At long last, some legislators are beginning to take Mandela's words to heart.

Save the Cat

Since my office sits on the edge of the Hollywood hills, it is not infrequent that the latest snippets from the movie industry make their way into my office.