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California Considers Permitting Students Excused Mental Health Days

January 23, 2020

Dr. Mark Reinecke of the Child Mind Institute says the state needs to tread carefully with legislation like this. He understands the need for parity between mental health and physical health, but says it all depends on the specific situation.

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Kids and Screen Addiction

January 22, 2020

Dr. David Anderson appeared on CNN’s Headline News on a segment called “On the Story” to discuss kids and screen time. Dr. Anderson gave parents practical information on what is acceptable and what is problematic usage on the heels of reports that lawsuits are now being filed against tech companies for not doing enough to prevent overuse by children.

More at CNN Headline News

How to Talk to Kids About the Baseball Cheating Scandal

January 18, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Lee, a psychologist with the Child Mind Institute, talks about the effects of the recently-exposed baseball cheating scandal on kids and what parents should be telling them.

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Mom’s viral reaction to daughter’s accident sparks debate on punishing kids

January 14, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Samar, a clinical psychologist at the Mood Disorders Center of the Child Mind Institute, said as a parent, your reaction should be in line with your priorities.

"It depends on who your kid is, what you're working on with your kids and what you want your kid to learn," Samar told "GMA." "How you respond is dependent on what your goals are as a parent."

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The technology of the future paints a very lonely picture for all of us

January 11, 2020

Alexandra Hamlet, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York City who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, tells me that, from a wellness and psychology perspective, nothing beats what human interaction and connection can provide.

"This has been proven biologically from a human perspective over and over," Hamlet said. "Back when there were cavemen, they looked out for each other to survive. That hasn't changed." She added: "It really only takes one connection to create that feeling of mental health and sanity."

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Jeffrey Epstein survivors on coming to terms with what happened to them in Palm Beach: ‘I had blamed myself for all these years’

January 8, 2020

"A lot of times, what girls will choose to think is, 'This is my fault,'" said Jamie Howard, a clinical psychologist at The Child Mind Institute. "And so, I'm not going to tell anyone. I don't want to be blamed. I don't want people to think that I've done something really wrong, and then I'll get in trouble. So I'll keep it to myself and I'll have all of this shame."

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What should schools do when a second-grader makes a threat?

December 31, 2019

Child mental health experts say that adults should investigate and consider the life circumstances of youth who make threats. Often, children who make threats do so out of anger or frustration that may have been caused by other factors in their life, such as troubles at home or in their communities, said Child mental health experts say that adults should investigate and consider the life circumstances of youth who make threats. Often, children who make threats do so out of anger or frustration that may have been caused by other factors in their life, such as troubles at home or in their communities, said Mark Reinecke, child and adolescent psychologist and clinical director of the Child Mind Institute. Threats can be a youth’s attempt to control what’s happening around them, Reinecke said., child and adolescent psychologist and clinical director of the Child Mind Institute. Threats can be a youth’s attempt to control what’s happening around them, Reinecke said.

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Physical Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder That You Might Not Recognize

December 27, 2019

Does it ever feel like the ground beneath you has moved? It's definitely unsettling, but Jill Emanuele, PhD, the senior director for the Child Mind Institute told Teen Vogue, that you're not in danger. “For some people, anxiety can lead them to feel like the room is shaking, spinning, or even unfocused," Emanuele said. "Sometimes these experiences can be the result of having many anxious thoughts at once, or even having a panic attack.”

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How teens can get a better night’s sleep

December 26, 2019

The Child Mind Institute’s Dr. David Anderson talks to Good Morning America about how teens can get better sleep.

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New Autism-Screening Guide Seeks Earlier Diagnosis

December 20, 2019

The report doesn’t include a lot of new information, but it provides important reinforcement about how best to care for children on the autism spectrum, says Stephanie Lee, PsyD, a licensed psychologist and interim senior director of the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute in New York City.

“The more that this can get out there to pediatricians who are really on the front line, the better,” she says.

“This report really emphasizes the importance of pediatricians partnering with parents and caregivers to ensure that each child’s plan for treatment is individualized and targets specific skill development that will lead to long-lasting change for the family,” she says.

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