May 13, 2019
‘We also don’t have genetic markers yet for any of these illnesses; we don’t have blood tests, so a lot of the diagnosis is based on observation and interviews,’ said Jill Emanuele, a psychologist in New York and senior director of the mood disorders centre at the Child Mind Institute. ‘The other challenge in diagnosing children is that they change really fast, so the presentations of their illness can change pretty quickly.’ A child brought in to a psychologist at age six with symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity might be diagnosed with ADHD, but the same symptoms might lead to a diagnosis of depression in a 13-year-old. More at Aeon
May 7, 2019
Dr. Harold Koplewicz, a child psychiatrist and founder of the Child Mind Institute, speaks with CBS News' David Begnaud about the warning signs and treatment for adolescent depression. This piece aired as part of a longer story on the April 27th edition of CBS’ 48 Hours. More at CBS 48 Hours
May 4, 2019
Our annual Change Maker Awards celebrate individuals and organizations making real change in the mental health care system - and in the lives of children and adolescents who struggle with mental health and learning disorders. More
May 4, 2019
Dr. Sarper Taskrian interviewed on quitting Juul. More at Buzzfeed
April 29, 2019
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A CBT SESSION
CBT always addresses unhelpful thinking styles and learned patterns of behavior, but in practice it differs from patient to patient because it should be applied in a way that meets that specific patient’s needs wherever they’re at, explains Lindsey Giller, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York City. “There’s a lot of flexibility,” she says. More at NBC News
April 23, 2019
We have heard it time and time again, social media is not good for our mental health. But it’s not that simple. As a generation, we have found more ways to make social media part of our social existence and we have grown to depend on our feeds for camaraderie, information, and validation. Some people find community through social media, which can be good for mental health.
“There is a lot of conflicting research,” says Clinical psychologist, Alexandra Hamlet PsyD, who specializes in mood disorders at NYC’s Child Mind Institute. “Some say that with the inception of the iPhone there was a correlation with the rise of depression, which may be correlational, not causational, right?” More at Teen Vogue
April 12, 2019
Lauren’s Kids, a foundation started by Sen. Lauren Book to give aid to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, is slated to receive a 2019 Change Maker Award from the Child Mind Institute(CMI). More at Florida Politics
April 11, 2019
Crowdsourced winners will join Goldie Hawn and Kevin Love at May 1 Event Hosted by Elizabeth Vargas More
NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute today announced the winners of the People’s Choice, Outstanding Organization and Community Builder Awards -- three crowdsourced honors that will be presented at the 2019 Change Maker Awards on May 1 at Carnegie Hall. The annual event, now in its fifth year, celebrates people and organizations that are creating real, meaningful change for children who struggle with mental health and learning disorders.
April 10, 2019
Dr. Lindsey Giller writes for US News and World Report on childhood depression.
One of the most unsettling experiences you can have as a parent is seeing your child struggle and feeling unsure of how to help. Knowing what to do starts with understanding what’s going on, and kids’ behavior can be confusing. More at US News & World Report
April 8, 2019
Dr. Anderson said that aggressive behavior in children at the extreme can be one symptom of a behavior disorder. The important questions in separating out normal (if unpleasant) behavior from a disorder include the frequency, intensity and duration of the behavior, and whether it is making trouble for the child, getting him kicked out of preschool, or leaving her friendless on the playground. More at The New York Times