Tag: child psychology
The main problem with prescribing psychiatric drugs to children is that it hasn’t been very effective.
Most people believe that children diagnosed with ADHD misbehave because they possess an inferior inhibitory system that renders them less able to suppress unacceptable actions. However, this belief has numerous shortcomings. This series of videos challenges these assumptions and offers alternative explanations for why a child may exhibit ADHD behaviors.
For years I had hoped that psychiatry would free itself from the psychoanalytic doctrine, and when my wish finally came true, my profession went from the frying pan to the fire. My main goal, currently, is to convince professionals as well as the public that most child psychiatric problems can be handled effectively without medication.
Study suggests interparental conflict causes lasting damage in the way children are able to recognize and process emotions.
The Pacific Standard spoke with Joan Cole Duffell, executive director of Committee for Children, about the importance of social-emotional development on children, both as...