Category: Children's Mental Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Parenting

The first time I saw the video of Jessica Beagley I was shocked.  But as an attorney and psychologist, I knew immediately there was a deeper story here.  I watched several attorneys that morning on the talk show circuit, talking about what a “terrible” mom Beagley was and how “abusive” her behavior was towards the child.  There […]

A new study last week found that prescriptions for antidepressants for patients without a psychiatric diagnosis increased from 2.5 percent of all visits to nonpsychiatrists to 6.4 percent between 1996 and 2007. For visits to primary care providers, antidepressant prescriptions without a psychiatric diagnosis grew from 3.1 percent of all visits to 7.1 percent over this period; […]