Growing up in the country taught new pediatric psychologist Krista Caldwell, Ph.D. how to put her heart into work. Although she’s miles away from the family farm that taught her the value of helping others, her career keeps her close to what she enjoys most – caring for others. In the department of Pediatric Psychiatry […]
Beginning as a teen and continuing through her years at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Dr. Georgette Constantinou noticed that people – fellow classmates and even older adults– often reached out to her for help in solving their personal problems. “I wanted to be a pediatrician since the age of 12 but it just […]
Childhood friendship may come and go, and seem superficial from an adult point of view. But don’t underestimate the value of friends to a young person’s well-being. In fact, a study published in Child Development in August found that strong adolescent friendships can have a positive effect on mental health for years to come. Those […]
Dr. Laura Markley, a psychiatrist in the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital, explains anxiety disorders in kids. Disorders can be hard to spot. But early identification and treatment is key. Q: Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems. Everyone experiences anxiety, so what distinguishes a disorder from normal […]
Adolescence has a way of rewriting the parent-child relationship. The kid you pushed on a swing is gone, replaced by a bigger, more volatile version who seems to loathe you at times. In a fit of anger, she might even blurt out she hates you. That kind of talk hurts. But in these times it’s […]
How are parents supposed to monitor activity and protect their teens from online predators when using social media?