psychiatry 

When Sleepaway Camp Becomes an ADHD Medication Vacation

School's out for summer, but what about the meds? Credit: Getty Images
This year, parents of kids going to Eisner and Crane Lake Camps in the Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains can't say they didn't get the memo. An e-mail went out recently st...

Children of Bipolar Parents at Risk for Mental Disorders, Study Shows

The Parents' Curse: "I hope you have children just like you!" There may be a scientific basis for that. If your child's temper tantrums and assorted fits are frazzling your last nerve, it could be because he or she is a sort of mini-you. Reut...

1 In 10 Kids Hear Voices, Study Shows

Your child may hear the voices of people you can't see, but don't worry. He doesn't have the Sixth Sense. He's just experiencing what almost one in every 10 children ages 7 to 10 goes through, according to an article in the latest issue of the B...

More kids being diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a psychiatric condition marked by highs and lows. A person suffering from this illness experiences extreme mood swings - from intense happiness to overwhelming depression. Because there is no specific test to...

Video game addiction a psychiatric disorder?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is responsible for publishing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a handbook that is widely used by mental health professionals around the world to diagnose mental illness. The APA is ...

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