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CHC’s Dr. Glen Elliott Named a Bay Area Top Doctor for 2017

CHC is pleased to announce that Dr. Glen Elliott has been selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd as a Top Doctor for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the San Francisco Bay Area region.

Since 1991, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company, has identified top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews and screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers to be Top Doctors. Read more ›

CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes

About one in 45 children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of parents.

This apparent increase is likely due to a change of questions parents were asked about their child, the study authors said.

“Probably the most important finding of this paper, which is hardly new, is that how one asks a question matters,” said Dr. Glen Elliott, chief psychiatrist and medical director of Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto, Calif. Read more ›

Ask Dr. Elliott: Do you have any tips for ADHD kids for summer?

Dr. Glen R. Elliott of The Center’s Glen Elliott ADHD Program shares his tips for fantastic summer activities for kids facing learning and attention challenges. Read more ›

Dr. Glen Elliott Featured on The Huckabee Report Radio Broadcast in Discussion on Children and Mental Health

CHC’s Dr. Glen Elliott is a panelist on Mike Huckabee’s The Huckabee Report radio show broadcast on the Cumulus Network.  Among the topics addressed are the numbers of youth under 18 taking antidepressants, the conditions for which youth are prescribed antidepressants, and the effects medication may have on children and teens. Read more ›

New Autism Diagnostic Criteria May Encourage Symptomatic Approach to Drug Use

The fifth edition of the DSM–the “Holy Grail” of diagnosing psychiatric disorders–proposes the umbrella term of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), replacing the current “autistic disorder.” ASD will incorporate current diagnoses of Asperger syndrome, pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder, thereby eliminating these diagnostic distinctions.

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The Mirror in Your Brain

The mirror neuron system in your brain influences your emotions when you watch another human being. Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) might not have this system working properly.

Impaired social functioning is one of the main symptoms of ASD. Those with the greatest social impairment have been shown to also have the lowest brain activity in the mirror neuron system.

In a study published in the March 2012 edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry, 34 participants with ASD and 36 participants without ASD watched hand gestures while the team of researchers monitored their brain activity. The brain activity was studied using transcranial magnetic stimulation, a complex non-invasive method of monitoring brain activity. Read more ›