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Tic Disorders in Kids Are Often Overlooked: How to Spot the Signs

December 3, 2019

To better understand if your child has a tic, Jerry Bubrick, PhD, senior clinical psychologist and director of the obsessive-compulsive disorder service at Child Mind Institute, says it’s important to understand what a tic is.

While tics are defined as an involuntary movement, he says many times they are voluntary.

“A lot of people who have a tic disorder will have a premonitory urge — a physiological feeling you get in the body that precedes the tics,” Bubrick told Healthline. He says the best comparison is the tingly feeling that occurs in your nose right before a sneeze.

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‘I am 2. I am not terrible’: Powerful Facebook post hits home for toddler parents

November 21, 2019

Dr. Stephanie Samar, a clinical psychologist at the Mood Disorders Center of the Child Mind Institute, said Roman's post makes sense.

Toddlers often get frustrated when they're unable to verbally express their needs and "they can't communicate," Samar told "GMA." Samar's tips for parents are to take a step back, understand your child's emotion, label the emotion and put words to it.

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Child Mind Institute’s Child Advocacy Award Dinner Raises $7 Million To Support Innovative Clinical Care And Groundbreaking Research

November 20, 2019

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton Presented Brooke Garber Neidich With the 2019 Child Advocacy Award for Her Commitment to Improving the Lives of Children With Mental Health and Learning Disorders

Ali Wentworth, Brooke Shields, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jesse Eisenberg and Jane Rosenthal among attendees at Cipriani

NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary at the organization’s Child Advocacy Award Dinner last night at Cipriani 42ndStreet. Secretary Hillary Clinton, Brooke Shields, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jesse Eisenberg and Jane Rosenthal were in attendance to honor and celebrate individuals committed to helping children overcome mental health and learning disorders. Secretary Clinton made a surprise appearance to present Child Mind Institute co-founder and board of directors co-chair Brooke Garber Neidich, a passionate and tireless champion for children struggling with mental health disorders, with the 2019 Child Advocacy Award.

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Two Thirds of Parents Say Barriers like Mood Swings Could Make it Hard to Spot Depression in Their Kids

November 19, 2019

Stephanie Samar, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute Mood Disorders Center who did not work on the project, told Newsweek: "I am most surprised at how confident parents seemed to be about their child's mental health and how many reported thinking that their children will talk to them about depression. Depression very often persists without diagnosis or treatment.

"Parents wait on average two years after the onset of symptoms to reach out for mental health treatment, so parents and children are most likely missing early signs of depression. Additionally, many symptoms of depression look like common pre-teen and teenage behaviors.

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Help Your Child Overcome Their Fears

November 18, 2019

Rachel Busman, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, said that it’s important to teach kids that it’s perfectly normal to worry about something while simultaneously tolerating it. “It doesn’t mean you have to become in love with vomit or love the dentist or love dogs,” Busman said, “but you can probably pass a dog on the street or you can probably get through a thunderstorm or a dental visit and survive.”

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9 Things All Parents Should Know About Teens and Suicide

November 15, 2019

Before we get into anything else, all three of the experts SELF talked to emphasized the importance of dispelling this harmful myth. “Parents are fearful that if they ask about suicide, they’re going to cause their kid to be suicidal, and that’s simply not the case,” Jill Emanuele , Ph.D., senior director of the Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, tells SELF.

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Depression in Hispanic Teens

November 13, 2019

Dr. Natalie Weder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute, talks about signals that can point to depression in Hispanic teens and what parents should do to help. Dr. Weder discusses the difference between normal mood fluctuations and the changes which can signal a possible mental health challenge.

More at WXTV (Univision)
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Is too much screen time affecting young kids’ brain development? Here’s what parents should know

November 6, 2019

“It’s really important not to get ahead of the science here,” David Anderson, PhD, the senior director of national programs and outreach at the Child Mind Institute, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “What research on screens shows is that too much screen time pushes out other important developmental moments for kids. It’s not so much that we have a strong body of evidence yet — it’s more about what the kids aren’t doing while they’re watching that screen.”

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Recommendations to alleviate kids’ and teens’ climate changes distress: “eco-anxiety”

November 5, 2019

This article is in Spanish.

Dr. Natalie Weder, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute, explains that “eco-anxiety” is bigger for each new generation and that it can cause depression, lack of interest in the future, and even rebellion. Dr. Weder recommends offering information and facts according to the kids’ ages and addressing their concerns.

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