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Problematic vs. Normal Anxiety―How to Know the Difference and How to Help By Dr. Sarita Patel

It’s no secret that childhood anxiety has been on the rise, and many parents are concerned about missing signs or not knowing what to do. It can be helpful to know the difference between problematic from normal anxiety, and how to help your child manage their anxiety if you’re concerned. As hard as it is,...

Frequently Asked Questions About Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Sarita Patel, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Center for Children and Youth, answers some common questions (and busts some popular myths) about the role of psychiatry in addressing children’s mental health.   What does a Child Psychiatrist do? Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are medical doctors who use their knowledge of biological, psychological, developmental, and...

A Great School Year Starts During the Summer

Whether you’ve been counting down the days until school starts or you never want summer to end, the reality is, that first day comes no matter what. Regardless how you feel about it, the transition out of “summer mode” and back to the school routine is rarely seamless. You can’t predict everything, but you can...