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Study: ADHD Diagnosis Linked to Teenage Parenthood

July 10, 2017

According to a new study, teens with ADHD are significantly more likely to become parents than their typical peers. To better understand the results of this study, we spoke with David Anderson, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and senior director of the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute.

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Head Talks: Taking Time for Your Child

June 29, 2017

One in five children struggles with mental health. ‘These disorders are not only common, they are very treatable,’ says world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Koplewicz. At a time when screens have taken the place of babysitters, Koplewicz says that ‘being available’ for your child is crucial. Koplewicz runs the Child Mind Institute in New York City. With his unique and innovative approach he aims to dispel the myths and stigma that surround psychiatric disorders in young people.

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CBS2: Expert Shares Tips For Dealing With Child Temper Tantrums

June 28, 2017

CBS2 asked Dr. Dave Anderson at Child Mind Institute. “They’re just a normal part of child development,” he said. Anderson said kids resort to kicking and screaming when they don’t have the words of coping mechanisms to handle a situation. He added it’s best to consider both proactive and reactive approaches.

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Fidget spinners are hugely popular with kids. They’re also a choking hazard, consumer group warns.

June 21, 2017

Although some stressed-out people may find comfort from them, there is not any particular toy that must be used as a tool, said David Anderson, a clinical psychologist who heads the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute.

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What makes the teenage brain susceptible to suicide?

June 15, 2017

Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and president of the nonprofit Child Mind Institute, describes the neurochemical component that can make adolescents vulnerable to mental illness, and how you communicate with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts like Conrad Roy could make all the difference.

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Healthy Brain Network, Child Mind Institute’s Youth Mental Health Study, Releases Groundbreaking Open Dataset

June 14, 2017

New York, NY – The Child Mind Institute today announced the release of the first dataset from the groundbreaking Healthy Brain Network study, and the inauguration of the Healthy Brain Network Biobank. The study and the open access Biobank address the pressing need for a large, comprehensive dataset that researchers will use to leverage new technologies and develop tools for diagnosing and managing mental health and learning disorders.

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At Airports, Making Travel Easier for Autistic Passengers

June 13, 2017

Airports are difficult settings for people with autism spectrum diso rder, because they can be hypersensitive to noise and crowds, said Dr. Wendy Moyal, a psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute in New York City who is an autism spectrum disorder specialist. “For a person who is easily overstimulated, like an autistic individual can be, the commotion of an airport can elicit tremendous anxiety,” she said.

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The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf Campaign to End the Stigma Associated with Mental Health and Learning Disorders Reaches Millions

June 1, 2017

The Child Mind Institute’s inaugural #MyYoungerSelf campaign reached millions during the month of May through powerful personal videos from 44 celebrities who share messages about their struggles growing up with mental health and learning disorders. #MyYoungerSelf campaign videos and special content are available at

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Hollywood Is Stepping Up To Change The Stigma Around Men And Therapy

May 31, 2017

The pattern extends to the sports world. In a May interview with the mental health group Child Mind Institute, NFL player Brandon Marshall discussed how seeking help for borderline personality disorder transformed his life.

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A Message To Their Younger Selves And You

May 30, 2017

"You're not alone; never give up." Powerful letters to themselves and you, from Colton Haynes, Keke Palmer, Rachel Bloom, Henry Winkler, and more.

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