If you want to make sure that your child succeeds, make sure that they … play. The job of children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is to play. In fact, the AAP has a policy statement about the importance and power of play — and encourages pediatricians to do everything they can to get ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Bukstein provides 7 tips to help parents recognize depression in teenagers and find them appropriate and successful treatment.
By late adolescence, up to 20 percent of children will have experienced impairing levels of anxiety, depression, and/or ADHD, the most common and treatable mental health conditions. But child behavioral health specialists are in chronic short supply with long wait lists. Massachusetts, for example, has nearly 300,000 youths with at least one diagnosable psychiatric disorder ... Read More
Shannon Larson is a member of Boston Children’s Psychiatry Family Advisory Council, a volunteer group of family representatives as well as members of Psychiatry leadership, who work together to improve patient care and families’ experiences in the Department of Psychiatry. When my children were younger, I was always able to help them maneuver the difficulties of growing ... Read More