Youth Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 According to New CDC Report

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a major report last month, focusing on child mental health from the period of 2005 through 2011. The report features new summary statistics on the prevalence of mental health disorders as well as estimates of the costs of these conditions. The report summarizes results from a number of […]

Mental Health of Fathers Also Matter to Their Children

With Father’s Day coming this Sunday, it seems appropriate to mention a recent article that likely confirms something most of us believe yet hasn’t been documented as much as one might expect.  To date, the vast majority of data linking parental mental health to child mental health comes from the study of mothers.  Fathers are […]

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Post-Irene Book Children, Trauma, and the Arts Distributed Across Vermont

The book Children, Trauma, and Arts, a collaborative project  between the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Arts Bus Project was released last week.  The Arts Bus travels from town to town, providing children opportunities to participate in art, theater, and music.  After tropical storm Irene, the bus visited several […]

Welcome DSM-5?

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was finally released last week after several delays and an amazing amount of controversy and discussion.  The book, published by the American Psychiatric Association, is commonly referred to as the psychiatric “bible” and contains the official list of psychiatric diagnoses and their […]

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