Specific Psychiatric Disorders


  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Warning Signs of Depression in Children and Adolescents

    We know that depression affects everyone, even the old and the young. But, it can be very difficult to know how a young person is feeling, especially when they don’t even know how to describe what they’re experiencing. Young children don’t have the words to describe their emotions to adults. Sometimes teenagers feel like they […]


    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

    We’ve all seen the television shows and movies depicting characters that have to touch things a certain number of times, wash their hands over and over, arranging things “just so”. Hollywood can make the rituals associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder seem entertaining, but for people suffering with the illness it is definitely not a laughing matter. […]


    Tic Disorders in Children

    Tics are quick, repetitive movements of any part of the body including the mouth and vocal cords. They are often described by people as “relatively involuntary” because these movements can often be suppressed but not indefinitely. Often people will feel the tic coming and be able to suppress it temporarily. Most of the time there […]


    Separation Anxiety Disorder in Children

    Children look to their parents for security, guidance, comfort. Braving the world and experiencing things for themselves can be a very scary thing. Separation anxiety is defined as excessive worry or fear experienced by a child when they are separated from a primary caregiver. This is a completely normal situation for infants and toddlers as […]


    What is ADHD?

    ADHD is a term thrown around pretty loosely by many people, especially parents, teachers and doctors. The disorder has received a lot of hype in the media, and it may seem like every other child is being diagnosed with it these days. With all the information in magazines and on television, it can be very […]


    ADHD Medications & Treatment Options

    So, your child or teenager has just been diagnosed with ADHD, and you’re probably wondering what to do now. Or maybe, your child has been treated for ADHD for a while and you are wondering if you have any other options. The good news is that there are indeed many options for treating ADHD. The […]