What is Pediatric Bipolar Disorder? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Pediatric Bipolar Disorder is explained in the following way: Bipolar mood changes are called “mood episodes.” Your child may have manic episodes, depressive episodes, or “mixed” episodes.… Read More »What is Pediatric Bipolar Disorder?
Dr Barbara Pedalino
Portrait of a Child with Bipolar Disorder Some parents question whether their child might have Bipolar Disorder. He has moments of being affectionate, then suddenly he transformed to being mean-spirited. Portrait of a Child with Bipolar Disorder Parents brought their… Read More »Portrait of a Child with Bipolar Disorder
Desert Health News Article This is an excerpt from an article I had published in The Desert Health News: Anxiety is described as worries of academic challenges, whether they will be liked, and uncertainty about their teacher’s temperament. When anxiety… Read More »Desert Health News Article
BACK TO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD Back to school emotions tend to exacerbate psychological problems. Anxiety, depression, and excitement are intertwined. Imagine students with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) with all these emotions. What might be visible is ODD… Read More »BACK TO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD
Depression Everyone feels sad, blue or down-in-the-dumps on occasion. You may even feel “depressed”. However, diagnosable depression is much more intense and interferes with your daily living. Feeling hopeless and helpless are strong indicators of clinical depression. Ask yourself whether… Read More »Depression
Autism Spectrum Disorder Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience deficits in social communication, have narrow, fixated interests, stereotypic repetitive behaviors and sensory sensitivities. Their problems range on a continuum from mild symptoms to severe. Following are descriptions of two… Read More »Autism Spectrum Disorder
BACK TO SCHOOL EMOTIONS Back to school butterflies are a natural phenomenon. The two most frequent words I am hearing in my psychology practice about back to school are “excited” and “anxious”. They are both uttered simultaneously and related to… Read More »BACK TO SCHOOL EMOTIONS