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Tips for Talking To Children about Sexual Abuse

November 21, 2011 10:52 am
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The appalling sexual abuse situation at Penn State University troubles all of us. The thoughts of parents inevitably turn to their children – wondering if ...Read More
The appalling sexual abuse situation at Penn State University troubles all of us. The thoughts of parents inevitably turn to their children – wondering if ...Read More
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Protect children 6 and under from Sept. 11 news

September 7, 2011 3:30 pm
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As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, we’ve advised parents to protect children 6 years and under from information about Sept. 11, ...Read More
As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, we’ve advised parents to protect children 6 years and under from information about Sept. 11, ...Read More
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Helping children through 9/11 anniversaries

August 16, 2011 8:03 pm
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The 10-year anniversary of the attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2011, is on the horizon. Many of us who were fortunate enough not to ...Read More
The 10-year anniversary of the attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2011, is on the horizon. Many of us who were fortunate enough not to ...Read More
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Is the news hurting your child?

March 18, 2011 7:46 am
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Our Mental Health Matters Blog generally presents and discusses some new research findings in the field of children’s mental health and emotional development. This posting ...Read More
Our Mental Health Matters Blog generally presents and discusses some new research findings in the field of children’s mental health and emotional development. This posting ...Read More
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Can excessive video game play contribute to ADHD?

February 4, 2011 3:26 pm
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So many of the parents that we talk with at Lucy Daniels Center are concerned with the amount of time that their child spends before ...Read More
So many of the parents that we talk with at Lucy Daniels Center are concerned with the amount of time that their child spends before ...Read More
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Addressing language challenges is also good for mental health

December 28, 2010 10:59 am
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Some children have difficulty understanding or processing language. This range of difficulties are grouped as “receptive language” problems. It is obvious that children with unresolved ...Read More
Some children have difficulty understanding or processing language. This range of difficulties are grouped as “receptive language” problems. It is obvious that children with unresolved ...Read More
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Parental warmth is a mental health vaccine

December 5, 2010 6:27 pm
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Psychoanalysts have long emphasized the importance of the early mother child relationship, particularly, the importance for a child of having at least one stable loving ...Read More
Psychoanalysts have long emphasized the importance of the early mother child relationship, particularly, the importance for a child of having at least one stable loving ...Read More
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Do Americans discipline harshly?

November 3, 2010 5:32 pm
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Harsh discipline, including spanking, is never a good idea. Although all reputable childhood professional associations agree that that harsh discipline, including various forms of corporal ...Read More
Harsh discipline, including spanking, is never a good idea. Although all reputable childhood professional associations agree that that harsh discipline, including various forms of corporal ...Read More
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Are sleep medications for children a good idea?

October 1, 2010 12:27 pm
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Children and sleep problems – they seem to go together like horse and carriage, as the old saying goes. In recent years, there has been ...Read More
Children and sleep problems – they seem to go together like horse and carriage, as the old saying goes. In recent years, there has been ...Read More
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Kids’ mental health affects income as adults

September 8, 2010 12:18 pm
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An important, unprecedented study from the renowned RAND Corporation has found that children with emotional challenges, such as anxiety and depression, grow up to earn ...Read More
An important, unprecedented study from the renowned RAND Corporation has found that children with emotional challenges, such as anxiety and depression, grow up to earn ...Read More
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Are Medications for Children's Emotional Conditions Overused?

August 9, 2010 4:01 pm
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Few questions related to children’s mental health are more controversial than whether psychotropic medications are over prescribed for children. There is no doubt about the ...Read More
Few questions related to children’s mental health are more controversial than whether psychotropic medications are over prescribed for children. There is no doubt about the ...Read More
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Is Bipolar Disorder Overly Diagnosed in Children?

June 28, 2010 12:36 pm
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Lucy Daniels Center mental health clinicians have long felt that Bipolar Disorder is overly diagnosed in children, and it now seems that most experts in ...Read More
Lucy Daniels Center mental health clinicians have long felt that Bipolar Disorder is overly diagnosed in children, and it now seems that most experts in ...Read More
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Pesticides and ADHD

June 2, 2010 8:17 am
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The relationship between certain food and symptoms the ADHD symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and overactivity has long been a source of interest, claims, and strong ...Read More
The relationship between certain food and symptoms the ADHD symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and overactivity has long been a source of interest, claims, and strong ...Read More
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Spanking increases children’s aggression

April 27, 2010 11:34 am
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Many American parents use corporal punishment as discipline, despite overwhelming scientific evidence that corporal punishment has little value and many possible negative effects. Many cultures ...Read More
Many American parents use corporal punishment as discipline, despite overwhelming scientific evidence that corporal punishment has little value and many possible negative effects. Many cultures ...Read More
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When does autism first appear?

April 13, 2010 9:34 am
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For some time, based on parent reports and studies, we and others in the field have believed that the very high majority of children with ...Read More
For some time, based on parent reports and studies, we and others in the field have believed that the very high majority of children with ...Read More
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Why do poor children get more antipsychotic medication?

March 18, 2010 10:26 am
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The use of anti-psychotic medication has been increasing at a stunning rate in recent years, for children and adults. Perhaps you have recently seen television ...Read More
The use of anti-psychotic medication has been increasing at a stunning rate in recent years, for children and adults. Perhaps you have recently seen television ...Read More
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Watching bullying can be toxic

March 1, 2010 10:29 am
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School bullying is no laughing matter. Fortunately, schools and governmental agencies are recognizing that bullying victims often carry scars long after the event occurs. New ...Read More
School bullying is no laughing matter. Fortunately, schools and governmental agencies are recognizing that bullying victims often carry scars long after the event occurs. New ...Read More
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School violence: Should the shrinks rush in?

February 15, 2010 9:28 am
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Few things in our contemporary world terrify parents as much as the prospect of serious violence occurring in their school. It seems that hardly a ...Read More
Few things in our contemporary world terrify parents as much as the prospect of serious violence occurring in their school. It seems that hardly a ...Read More
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How many children have mental disorders?

February 1, 2010 9:14 am
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How many children experience mental disorders? Over the years, many studies have tried to answer this question. Such studies are always difficult and expensive. The ...Read More
How many children experience mental disorders? Over the years, many studies have tried to answer this question. Such studies are always difficult and expensive. The ...Read More
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Is autism on the rise?

January 11, 2010 10:42 am
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Twenty years ago, autism was a rare condition that parents rarely thought about. Now, most parents know or know of a child diagnosed with autism. ...Read More
Twenty years ago, autism was a rare condition that parents rarely thought about. Now, most parents know or know of a child diagnosed with autism. ...Read More
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ADHD medication & children's cardiac health

December 28, 2009 11:00 am
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About 7 percent of American children are receiving medication for ADHD. Aside from all the controversies about the diagnosis and treatment, this is the current ...Read More
About 7 percent of American children are receiving medication for ADHD. Aside from all the controversies about the diagnosis and treatment, this is the current ...Read More
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Parenting special needs children gets easier

December 17, 2009 11:31 am
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Parents of special needs children face special challenges, whether the children’s special needs are physical, developmental, or emotional. Marriages feel the strain, and parents often ...Read More
Parents of special needs children face special challenges, whether the children’s special needs are physical, developmental, or emotional. Marriages feel the strain, and parents often ...Read More
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Explaining emotions pays off!

December 4, 2009 12:24 pm
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We’ve known for a long-time that children who have close, loving relationships with their parents in their early years are more likely to relate in ...Read More
We’ve known for a long-time that children who have close, loving relationships with their parents in their early years are more likely to relate in ...Read More
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Alert: Atypical anti-psychotics & kids

November 19, 2009 11:36 am
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Medications have their place in the treatment of emotional conditions in children. However, staff child psychiatrists at the Lucy Daniels Center have long been concerned ...Read More
Medications have their place in the treatment of emotional conditions in children. However, staff child psychiatrists at the Lucy Daniels Center have long been concerned ...Read More
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TV watching a cause of childhood obesity

November 5, 2009 10:22 am
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Because TV is so much a part of many children's lives, we are returning once again to this topic. As we have said, TV used ...Read More
Because TV is so much a part of many children's lives, we are returning once again to this topic. As we have said, TV used ...Read More
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