ADHD is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder associated with persistent impairments in family, educational, and social functioning and increased health risk behavior. Although widely recognized, diagnostic and treatment practices vary widely, despite an abundance of treatments and considerable research. There are considerable gaps in training of both PCP’s and subspecialists who see children and adolescents, and numerous service delivery problems that contribute to fractionated care and under treatment.
Pediatric Research in Complementary and Integrative Health
Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches such as yoga, biofeedback, meditation, and mindfulness techniques are becoming more widely used by individuals in the United States, including children...
Innovations for Promoting Positive Mental Health in School Settings: Integrating and Advancing the Evidence Base
There is limited understanding of school-based models for the prevention of mental and behavioral health problems and strategies for promoting positive youth development.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Among Washington State’s Children: Implications for Mental Health Intervention
The lack of taking an adverse childhood experiences (ACE) history limits early anticipation or assessment of stress-related health issues, delaying or preventing interventions that foster health and...
Helping Parents of Adolescents: Stringing Pearls from Developmental Science, Family Systems Theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Clinicians treating adolescents for mental health problems may specialize in individual models of evidence based therapies but fail to include the family as part of the treatment plan. Since most...
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