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When Does Disruptive Behavior Merit a Mental Health Diagnosis?

Written by Alexa Boubalos, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at CHC

Explosive behavior. Rage. Tantrums. Meltdowns. Aggression. Property destruction.

Having a child with any of these behaviors can be a challenging experience. And while all children tend to act out from time to time, children with disruptive behavior disorders have persistent patterns of behavioral challenges that occur across settings and are much more extreme than other kids their age. Read more ›

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Sibling Issues: When There is a Challenging and Challenged Child in the Family [presentation] [video]

So much attention goes to a child with special needs, you may wonder how you can also support their siblings. This presentation will help you identify certain predictable behaviors that siblings of a challenged child exhibit as the family “grows up.” Read more ›

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Should My Child See a Psychiatrist?

vidyablog315Written by Vidya Krishnan, MD, Head of Adolescent Mental Health Services at CHC

Consulting with a psychiatrist about your child’s mental health can be a significant and daunting process for a family. How and when to see a psychiatrist rarely feels clear. How do you know when it’s time to make an appointment? What if the diagnosis is severe? Will they prescribe medication? Read more ›

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Redirecting Anger

anger managementAnger is a potent emotion. Left unchecked, it can lead to mistakes in actions and conduct. Because anger is a natural response, it’s imperative that people learn to manage it effectively, according to GreatSchools, a parent education website. One technique for anger management involves redirecting the anger to a safe object to express it without hurting others. Read more ›