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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Psychiatric Medications and Foster Care: The New GAO Report

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been investigating the rates of foster care children taking psychiatric medications in several states (not Vermont).  A Senate hearing was held on Thursday December 1 about the issue which was picked up by a number of media outlets. You can see CNN’s report for yourself.  In their typical manner, […]