AAP Guidelines for Diagnosing ADHD
    May 10, 2000
    AAP Guidelines for Diagnosing ADHD

    Too often, difficult children are incorrectly labeled with ADHD. On the other hand, many children who do have ADHD remain undiagnosed. And in either case, related learning disabilities or mood problem…

    Reducing Psychiatric Symptoms In Children
    February 8, 2000
    Reducing Psychiatric Symptoms In Children

    An interesting Duke University study of 1,422 children found that mental health services are quite effective at reducing psychiatric symptoms of children - if the children receive enough sessions. …

    Children Deserve Support For Family Alcohol Abuse
    January 10, 2000
    Children Deserve Support For Family Alcohol Abuse

    More than one in four children in the United States now live with a family member who has an alcohol abuse problem, according to a report in the January 2000 issue of the American Journal of Public He…

    Surviving the Nightmare: Major Burn Victims Embrace Life
    January 6, 2000
    Surviving the Nightmare: Major Burn Victims Embrace Life

    With the march of technical progress, it has become possible to save the lives of horribly burned children. Some have argued, though, that the resulting quality of life is so low that we shouldn't int…

    All Natural Does Not Mean Risk Free!
    January 5, 2000
    All Natural Does Not Mean Risk Free!

    Use of St. John's Wort to treat depression has skyrocketed over the last year, increasing by more than 2000%. St. John's Wort has become a multi-billion dollar industry. (more…)…

    Teen Violence
    October 12, 1999
    Teen Violence

    When Joel Alpert, M.D., outgoing President of the American Academy of Pediatrics addressed us, he was wearing the colors of Columbine High School. Violence in our country is off the charts when compar…

    Physical and Emotional Impact of Schoolyard Bullies
    September 28, 1999
    Physical and Emotional Impact of Schoolyard Bullies

    "You big bully!" We all remember it from childhood. Ranging from teasing and name-calling to physical attacks, bullying happens in nearly every school around the globe. (more…)…

    Postpartum Depression
    June 12, 1999
    Postpartum Depression

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Postpartum major depression occurs in as many as one of 10 childbearing women. This depression often goes undiagnosed. Postpartum depression can result in difficulties with breast…

    Fast Facts about Huffing
    January 27, 1999
    Fast Facts about Huffing

    "Huffing," or inhaling volatile substances, is becoming increasingly popular among children, especially among 12- to 14-year-olds (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 1998;152(8):781--786).…

    Dealing with Irrational Fears
    May 4, 1998
    Dealing with Irrational Fears

    Dr. Greene's Answer: At around age three, most children enter into a magical time where make-believe is the order of the day. Imagination and creativity spring to life. Playtime becomes a setting wher…

    October 13, 1997
    Postpartum Blues

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As magical as the journey of parenthood is, it often begins with a period of feeling blue. These are the postpartum blues. Women's bodies are the scene of a powerful changing tide…

    Divorce
    January 8, 1997
    Divorce

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Deciding to end a long-term relationship is never easy -- especially when children are involved. It is a decision that will impact many people for years to come. You ask how you c…

    September 25, 1996
    Stress Related Insomnia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many of you probably remember seeing footage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. I am told that national news coverage showed three striking images over and over and over -- the h…

    Unhappy little boy in green sweater. Temper tantrums are often seen at this age.
    May 21, 1996
    Temper Tantrums

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You are not alone! Most parents who have had a two-year-old have experienced the same situation and the same feelings. Temper tantrums are very common at this age, and when viewed…

    April 12, 1996
    What Constitutes Sexual Abuse?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sexual abuse falls into three different categories: 1) molestation, which is defined as the touching or fondling of the genitals of a child, or asking a child to touch or fondle a…

    Recognizing Sexual Abuse
    April 12, 1996
    Recognizing Sexual Abuse

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Some of the most poignant episodes of my pediatric training were long visits with children victimized by sexual abuse. I vividly remember sitting with tears streaming down my face…

    March 29, 1996
    Tips for Helping Young Children Deal with Temporary Separations

    Dr. Greene's tips on helping children handle temporary separations: From the time that we begin to let ourselves believe that a positive pregnancy test could actually mean that we are going to be pare…

    Temporary Separations
    March 29, 1996
    Temporary Separations

    Dr. Greene's Answer: From the time that we begin to let ourselves believe that a positive pregnancy test could actually mean that we are going to be parents, or we receive that first darling photo fro…

    Helping Children Grieve
    January 6, 1996
    Helping Children Grieve

    Losing a loved one is never easy. Having to explain the loss and help a child deal with it can be very difficult. Here are some suggestions for making the grieving process a little easier for you and …

    Older man with a young child. Helping children deal with grief.
    January 6, 1996
    Helping Children Deal with Grief

    Dr. Greene's Answer: First of all, I want to express my sincerest sympathy to you and your entire family. It is never easy to lose a parent and it sounds like you were very close to your father. I kno…