An Update on Concussion

(Editor’s Note:  I’m pleased to share this guest post by one of our first year child psychiatry fellows, Dr. Winston Chung.) More recently, one of the hot topics in Pediatrics, Neurology, and Psychiatry is the impact of concussion(s) on the developing mind. It came into the public consciousness due to the highly publicized death of […]

Child Victimization on the Decline

You may not know it from looking at the news, but the rates of many forms of child maltreatment and victimization may actually be falling. A recent study from JAMA Pediatrics documents the rate youth victimization from 2003 to 2011. Random telephone surveys (those annoying phone calls we often get and ignore) were conducted in […]

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Trauma or ADHD? You May Not Need to Decide

It is easy to get stuck into territorial disputes, and one of the most common ones I hear in relation to child mental health is the question of whether a child with a trauma history should be thought of as having “real” ADHD or whether it is better to conceptualize the difficulties as being more […]

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