In a new article, (Sirota, Round, Samaranayaka, and Kostopoulou, 2017), we find that prescribing (or perhaps overprescribing) of antibiotics can be affected by a patient, or parent’s, expectations for an antibiotic, has an impact on the willingness of a PCP to write a prescription for them. The study is one more way that we see […]
In 2016, Dr. Bill Pelham and his team put out a great paper. In it, he compared teaching parents behavioral skills or using medicine for ADHD children. What he found was the order you first use the parenting skills and medicine matters. Parenting benefits children with ADHD when it includes direct behavioral strategies. For example, parents must be more […]
Terrorism: The news seems to constantly filled with stories of bombings and plots. Over and over again, we hear “remain vigilant.” Clearly, our world seems more frightening than ever. Fears seem ever-present. The news can make all of us have many fears. Will we become victims of the next terror act? Should we be on […]
A new study (Pelham, et al., 2016) published in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology reports that when children with ADHD receive behavioral therapy, particularly along with medication therapy, they follow the classroom rules better and receive better ratings from adults. The abstract states “The group beginning with behavioral treatment displayed significantly lower […]
Dr. Arnold has published a new blog on dealing with depression. In the blog, you’ll find five steps to overcoming depression by replacing it with joy and meaning in your life.