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The case against labeling and medicating children, and effective alternatives for treating them
Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
Nothing can undo the emotional damage inflicted on a child or teen who was sexually molested, but a new law allows them to seek some justice.
Where should we draw the line between a partner's normal, appropriate expectations and psychological manipulation?
Looking for causes in a person's lived experience, especially trauma, is a more effective way of helping ease mental distress than labeling a person with diagnoses.
Given the recent events on the southern border of the United States, a United Nations Convention bears reflection.
Everyone wants to understand more about narcissists—how to get along with them or how to avoid them.
Star charts are useful for reinforcing positive behaviors, such as brushing their teeth or having a day without incidents at school.
On April 19, 2019, the FDA approved the first medical device for childhood behaviors that are diagnosed as ADHD. The device is approved for children over 7 years old.
Presently, there are two co-existing narratives about ADHD as well as other mental disorders. What new research shows.
The book argues that a plant-based diet, along with regular exercise, is the way to a longer and healthier life and can reverse chronic diseases even after they have progressed.
Projective identification is not always insidious, although it clearly can be so. This is especially the case in the context of romantic relationships.
Compassionate listening is a critical skill that shows your partner you value them.
Sometimes a teen’s tactics for manipulation can be extreme, especially with parents who are inflexible or authoritarian.
Violence against women and girls is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect ― a failure by men to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women.
Can dietary interventions help children with autism?
Mindfulness is especially useful for children because it promotes skills controlled in the prefrontal cortex, such as the ability to focus and concentrate.
When couples face deep unhappiness, like the absence of emotional and/or sexual intimacy, they wonder if they should stay or leave a loveless marriage.
Recently, a parent came into my office with a mountainous stack of test results that purported to show that her eight year old son has brain chemistry similar to bipolar adults.
The American Academy of Pediatrics opposes separating children of asylum seekers from their parents.
The study Dr. Rettew cites is not a magic bullet that proves ADHD is real.
Research is starting to investigate the relationship between having parents who fight and a young person’s ability to recognize and process emotions.
Dr. Berezen is right. There is no such thing as ADHD. ADHD is not a real disease.
A recent survey found that 47 percent of parents feel that their child is “addicted” to a mobile device.
Therapy is the only route by which we can leave behind the cruel, invisible prison of our childhood.
"I will tell you the one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common: They all say he is like a child.”
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?
Relatively young children in a classroom (with birthdays in September-December) are more likely to be misdiagnosed with ADHD.
Mental illness can be fatal. But in some cases, so can psychiatric medications.
Melinda Gates warns about the negative effects of technology on today’s children
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.
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.
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D., is a family therapist and the author of A Disease Called Childhood: Why ADHD became an American Epidemic.
Children need to be understood, not diagnosed or medicated.