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.

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.

Psychiatry Under the Influence

Institutional corruption is about the bad barrel rather than the bad apple.

What's New with Mac n' Cheese?

American kids deserve the same treatment that European children have been enjoying for decades.

Are We Medicating the True Selves of Boys?

We seem to be asking boys to conform to a standard of behavior that in the past would have been more appropriate for girls.

Is ADHD Genetic?

Is ADHD a genetic disorder? This seems to be the accepted view among American psychiatrists and parents.

Homework Versus More Free Play

Research has clearly shown that homework has negative effects on children.

30 Ways to Prevent ADHD

Here are 30 tips to keep ADHD at bay.

Through a Distant Lens

Hearing voices and feeling paranoid may be common experiences, often a reaction to trauma, abuse, or deprivation.

Is ADHD on the Rise Worldwide?

The word “ADHD” is much like the word “unicorn.” Everyone knows what the word means, but the thing named does not exist in nature.

To be or not to be--Charlie Hebdo?

For every journalist or writer the Charlie Hebdo incident presents a moment of truth.

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