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Are psychiatric medications over- or under-prescribed in children?


A: Psychiatric medications (e.g., antidepressants, antipsychotics, and stimulants for disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are likely under-prescribed in some situations and over-prescribed in others. Psychiatric medications work best when used in combination with other treatments, such as evidence-based psychotherapies. Approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 has a psychiatric disorder

I want my teenage daughter protected against pregnancy, but is birth control bad for her bones?

Families/Kids Reproductive Health

A: Most types of birth control are safe for teenage bones. Birth control has many benefits for teens. Preventing an unwanted pregnancy is really important. Birth control can also help decrease menstrual cramps and bleeding, improve acne, and treat endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Most types of birth control appear safe for teenage bones. If

¿Por qué la recomendación respecto a la leche de pecho es de al menos 2 años? Siento que esto ejerce mucha presión sobre las mamás (¡en un mundo que tiene constantemente demasiadas presiones!).

Families/Kids Posts en Español Reproductive Health

Científicos y médicos de todo el mundo están de acuerdo respecto a los beneficios que la leche de pecho ofrece a bebés y niños pequeños. La Academia Estadounidense de Pediatría (AAP), la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) recomiendan un período de 6 meses

“Why is the current breast feeding recommendation at least 2 years?

Families/Kids Reproductive Health

“Why is the current breast feeding recommendation at least 2 years? I feel like this puts a lot of pressure on moms (in a world that has enough ongoing pressures!)” –Karen from Madison, WI TL,DR: Individual breast/chest** feeding duration recommendations vary according to context and shared decision making involving parents, baby’s needs, their pediatric clinicians

Are COVID booster shots safe for kids?

Families/Kids Vaccines

A: Yes! The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine booster dose is recommended for children aged 5-11 years old. A recent study showed that this booster dose is safe for children in this age group. There were no reports of myocarditis or deaths after the 3rd dose. In May 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized

Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 08-12-22

Families/Kids Infection and Spread Infectious Diseases School Treatments Vaccines Videos

Those Nerdy Girls answer your questions about Monkeypox, masking at school, bivalent boosters, COVID-19 rebound, and more. Hosted by: – Malia Jones, PhD, MPH: Dear Pandemic Co-Founder & former EIC – Chana Davis, PhD: Dear Pandemic Contributing Writer & Founder, Fueled by Science ➡️ Welcome and Intros (0:00-0:46) ➡️ Monkeypox – How worried should I