Running a Faith- Based Practice: Our Growth in Service

Running a Faith-Based Practice: Our Growth in Service     The idea to set-up a Christian Psychiatric Practice first came to my mind while I was still doing my residency training. As a resident, I sought a lot of counsel from other psychiatrists who were Christians about whether or not to be upfront about being…

Depression in Children and Adolescents

Depression in Children and Adolescents Children and adolescents can also be affected by depression. While it is less commonly diagnosed than with adults, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms. About 2.5 percent of children in the United States exhibit symptoms of depression. Depression is more common in boys below 10 years old,…

What is Mental Health?

What is Mental Health? Mental health is the state of well-being in which people understand their own potential, are capable of dealing with life’s stresses and challenges, form positive relationships with others, are able to contribute something to their community, and can work productively. If a person experiences problems with mental health, his or her…

Choosing a medical professional to evaluate for ADHD?

ADHD can be diagnosed by psychologists, family doctors, general pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, and psychiatrists. Accurate diagnosis takes time (often greater than 60-90 minutes) and many medical practices are logistically unable to allow adequate time for these evaluations. Ideally, the professional will have adequate time to perform a detailed parent and child evaluation, perform a thorough…

Cognitive and psychological testing for children and adolescents

Cognitive & Psychological Testing for Children and Teens If you’re the parent of a child who’s going to school, you’re probably already used to the flurry of activities that they go through every day. There are new friends whose names you need to remember, appointments with teachers, and of course, there’s all of the homework…