Child Psych

Does My Child Need Psychiatric Care?

My review of Judith Warner’s new book: We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication (Riverhead, Hardcover, February 23, 2010). In the United States, the debate over diagnosing and treating children and adolescents for psychiatric, behavioral, and learning disorders has become very polarized. You are either for it or against it. Unfortunately, [...]

Does My Child Have Bipolar Disorder?

Concerned parents often ask me, “Does my child have bipolar disorder?” Over the past 11 years, since the publication of the first edition of The Bipolar Child in 1999, this question has become more and more prevalent. Parents who struggle with this question face a serious dilemma – they are reluctant to have their children [...]