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Development or Diagnosis?

Dr. Gil G. Noam discusses a recent study that found that younger children were more likely than their older peers in the same class to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Supporting Resilience Amidst Adversity

Research has shown that many who face adversity in childhood feel its impact into adulthood. But that does not mean those who experience early challenges cannot thrive. McLean Hospital is a place where many patients get help with the problems they have faced that started in childhood. There is a huge role our researchers and clinicians can play, not only in treating adults who have faced...

Helping Families Understand Youth Developmental Needs

In both psychiatry and education, a key aspect to youth success is the ability to get family members involved in the ongoing support of the child. What do we say to families who want advice on how to bolster the mental health of their child? Mental health support provided by clinicians and social-emotionally focused education systems can only go so far. It is critical that this support continues...

How Can We Address the Psychiatrist Shortage? A Perspective on Children and Adolescents

What can we do to address the recently reported shortage of trained psychiatrists in the US? As a clinical and developmental psychologist who trains child and adolescent psychiatrists in developmental thinking and practice at Harvard Medical School, I can see that we need a multidisciplinary approach to stem the epidemic of psychiatric illness, and we need to do it quickly. According to the...

Partnerships Key to PEAR and Student Success

In ten Boston classrooms last year, students who habitually “acted out” were handed cameras and asked to document the things that angered them and offended their sense of justice. Their images ranged from the commonplace to the profound, everything from a crumbling school bathroom to a sidewalk memorial for a murdered youngster. After participants wrote about their photos, they created a school-...