Conditions / Diagnoses

Child Rage: Explosive Anger in Kids and Teens

By Janet Lehman, MSW


Screaming fights. Destructive behavior. Volatile moods. Do your child’s anger and rage make you feel exhausted and out of control? In a recent Empowering Parents poll, Angie S. commented, “I walk on eggshells around my 15-year-old son. It’s embarrassing to admit, but I’m afraid of his explosive temper.” In that same poll, more than 50... Read more »

Teen Moodiness: Is It Normal or Is It Depression?

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson


Your teen prefers to sleep till 11:00am, is crabby when she wakes up, would rather talk to the dog than you, and isolates herself for hours at a time in her room, glued to her laptop. Is she depressed? Or just being a normal teenager? It’s perfectly normal for teens to be moody, irritable, overly sensitive... Read more »

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: The War at Home

By James Lehman, MSW


When Hunter was a baby, Pat never imagined parenting him would mean becoming trapped in an argument that would last 15 years. From the time he was old enough to express himself, it seemed that he was looking for a fight with her. “He’s a very strong-willed person,” says Pat, her polite demeanor belying an obvious... Read more »

ADHD in Girls: Why It’s Going Undiagnosed and Untreated

By Dr. Robert Myers, PhD


If your daughter is struggling academically, socially and behaviorally, you are undoubtedly worried, frustrated and wondering why all of this is happening. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder could be the root of the problem. Studies indicate that as many as 75% of girls with ADHD are not diagnosed. Having your daughter assessed for ADHD now—even if... Read more »

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