'

FDA Warns Against Over the Counter Chelation

The FDA warned eight companies that market over-the-counter (OTC) chelation therapies that their products are unapproved drugs and it is a violation to make unsubstantiated claims about these products.  Recently there has been an upsurge of chelation products in the internet.  Chelation is a process to bind toxic chemicals such as heavy metals like lead and […]

Continue Reading » 0

One in Five Adolescents Have Psychiatric Disorder

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have reported on the prevalence data on a broad range of mental disorders in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents, which show that approximately one in five children in the U.S. meet the criteria for a mental disorder severe enough to disrupt their daily lives. (more…)

Continue Reading » 0

Therapy Dogs Reduce Stress in Autistic Children

A new study by researchers at the Universite of Montreal published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology reveals that Autistic children who are exposed to the presence of a therapy dog have reduced stress levels. “Our findings showed that the dogs had a clear impact on the children’s stress hormone levels,” says Sonia Lupien, senior researcher and […]

Continue Reading » 1

TV and Video Game Time Associated with Psychological Problems

A recent study published in Pediatrics indicates that children who watch television or play computer games more than two hours a day have a higher risk for psychological problems.  This study examined over 1000 children between 10 and 11 years of age, they are given a questionnaire regarding their television and computer game time, emotional state, […]

Continue Reading » 0

Autism, Asperger’s and Family Life

In the Parenting section of our website, we try to talk about topics of interest to all parents rather than parents facing one particular issue.  But this month, our article turns the scope on families dealing with Autistic Spectrum conditions.  Specifically, our goal this month is to understand some things that happen to other members […]

Continue Reading » 2

Childhood ADHD May Predict Depression and Suicidality

A recent study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry showed that children diagnosed with ADHD between 4 to 6 years old were at higher risk of developing depression and suicidality in their teen years.  Girls were at especially higher risk than boys.  Patients with Attention Deficit Disorder have different subtypes, with and without Hyperactivity.  […]

Continue Reading » 1