2022 California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) Conference

Managing Your Fear of Side Effects

Your child is morose, somber and irritable. She refuses to go to school or see friends. She is increasingly dysfunctional. The doctor suggests medicine and suddenly relief is on the horizon. Whether it’s the pain of depression or anxiety, the dysfunction of ADHD or the conflict that results...

Are Psychiatric Disorders Over-diagnosed in Children? Are Medicines Over-prescribed? 13 Myths & Facts

Headlines scream that too many kids are taking Ritalin or Adderall or whatever the latest ADHD medicine du jour is. TV’s talking heads complain that we’re drugging our kids with Prozac, Zoloft and other “dangerous drugs.” But your child’s teacher recommends your child be “evaluated”...