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The case against labeling and medicating children, and effective alternatives for treating them
Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
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.
Research shows that people who have experienced trauma are more likely to be psychotic. Surprisingly, being bullied is one kind of trauma.
A recent study, geared toward teachers promotes a new understanding of ADHD—a diagnosis that has been skyrocketing among American children.
New research in JAMA links poor diet to serious diseases.
Excessive noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s daily activities at school, at work, at home and during leisure activities.
“The first thing that dictators do is shut down the press” said Senator John McCain (R AZ) on Meet the Press.
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.
Children need to know that their parents are interested in what happened during their school day or with their friends.
As the holidays approach, stress reduction becomes especially important since our social life can affect our cellular life.
The election of Donald Trump as President has touched almost every therapy session. Young women, especially, are filled with anger, grief and disbelief.
When a couple comes to therapy for marital issues, there are often more than the three of us sitting in my office.
Celiac disease or gluten intolerance can also affect a child's ability to think clearly and focus at school.
On Monday, August 29, 2016, Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive agenda to deal with expanding mental health problems in the United States
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.
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.
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.