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CSC in the News

EcoWellness: ADHD’s Environmental Links
Dr. Steven Kurtz spoke to UPI about a new study that appeared to show links between environmental exposures and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Kurtz said it does not exactly represent the landscape of childhood ADHD in the U.S., as many children in the United States with ADHD still go undiagnosed, and many who are diagnosed do not take the medication the children in the study were taking. (December 20, 2006)

Many of the ‘ADD’ Generation Say No to Meds
Dr. Xavier Castellanos spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the transition of children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD into adolescence and young adulthood. Dr. Castellanos said that as children get older, they tend to question the need for their medication and might take a “controlled break” under the guidance of parents and counselors. (December 18, 2006)

Helping Grieving Children Through the Holidays
Dr. Michelle Pearlman offered tips for helping children who have experienced a death or trauma to cope with the holidays, including establishing new traditions, anticipating children’s reactions, and initiating discussions. These tips, published in a HealthDay article, were taken from the Child Study Center’s free online publication, Caring For Kids After Death, Trauma, and Disaster (PDF). (December 16, 2006)

Diagnosing Childhood ADHD
Dr. Melvin Oatis spoke to Healthology about the challenges of diagnosing ADHD in children. Dr. Oatis emphasized that symptoms, such as impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention, need to be persistent, not just present. The symptoms need to be apparent in two or more settings, such as at school and during after school activities, or both within peer interactions and at home. (December 12, 2006)

Making Art for the Little Ones
Dr. Richard Gallagher commented on the therapeutic value of coloring books in a New York Sun article about response to "Between the Lines", a coloring book from the non-profit RxArt featuring drawings by contemporary artists. (December 8, 2006)

Robo-Tripping: What Parents Need to Know
Dr. Harold Koplewicz was on the Today Show (Windows Media file) on NBC discussing teenage abuse of over-the-counter cold and cough medicines to get a cheap high - a practice known as "robo-tripping," which is becoming one of the fastest-growing drug abuse problems for that age group. (December 6, 2006)

An Interview with Dr. Jess Shatkin: About Depression in Infants and Children
A Q and A with Dr. Jess Shatkin was posted on EducationNews.org. Dr. Shatkin talked about the challenges of diagnosing depression in infants and children. (December 6, 2006)

Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics
Dr. Glenn Hirsch commented on a new study that found Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes, could be used to prevent weight gain for children taking atypical antipsychotics. Many children taking these drugs experience significant weight gain – as much as a pound a week in some cases. Dr. Hirsch recommended that adults or children who have already taken other measures to prevent weight gain, such as exercise and meeting with a nutritionist, talk to their doctor about whether Metformin is right for them. (December 4, 2006)

Time Out: The Need for Recess
Dr. Melvin Oatis spoke with Ann Curry of the Today Show (Windows Media File) about a recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the importance of play and recess in a school setting. Dr. Oatis offered tips for parents to make sure their child is getting enough unscheduled play time. (November 24, 2006)

Underage Drinking
Dr. Richard Gallagher appeared on WNBC’s Live at Five to offer advice for parents to help curb underage drinking, such as setting firm rules and reinforcing expectations. (November 21, 2006)

Diagnosing Psychiatric Disorders
Dr. Harold Koplewicz appeared in a video on The New York Times website as part of the Times series "Troubled Children." The video focuses on the difficulties of diagnosing psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. (November 11, 2006)

Should Your Baby See a Shrink?
Dr. Jess Shatkin appeared on Good Morning America to talk about depression in infants. He pointed to studies showing that one in 40 infants experience “baby blues,” and said that the mental health of parents can have an effect on the child. (November 9, 2006)

What’s A Dad For?
Dr. Demy Kamboukos answers questions about the role dads play in teens' lives for New Youth Connections (PDF). (November 1, 2006)

Med School Create New Child Psychiatry Dept.
The Washington Square News published an article on the establishment of the new Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Harold Koplewicz told the paper that creating this new department " …puts NYU ahead of the curve and in a position of leadership, much the same way that earlier institutions distinguished pediatrics from general internal medicine." (October 19, 2006)

Kids & Depression
Dr. Harold Koplewicz was interviewed on WNBC's "Today in New York" (Windows Media File). Dr. Koplewicz discussed warning signs of depression in children and teens that parents should be aware of. He also spoke about importance of the creation of the new Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the New York State grant to create a Center of Excellence here at the Child Study Center. (October 19, 2006)

Forum to explore youth mental illness
Dr. Harold Koplewicz will be the keynote speaker at 'Breaking the Silence,' an annual forum sponsored by the Mental Health Coalition in Rockland County. As reported by The Journal News (PDF), Dr. Koplewicz will address the myths that parenting or bad parenting are to blame for such conditions as hyperactivity, depression, or school phobia in children. (October 17, 2006)

School Shootings
Dr. Michelle Pearlman provided tips to parents for talking to their kids about the recent school shootings on WNBC's Live at 5 (Windows Media File) newscast. (October 5, 2006)

Breastfeeding, Intelligence Link Probed
Dr. Christopher Lucas spoke to the Associated Press about a new study that found no correlation between breastfeeding and intelligence. Dr. Lucas commended the researchers for taking into account the mother's intelligence when studying a possible link. (October 5, 2006)

School Violence
Dr. Melvin Oatis appeared on CBS Up to the Minute(Windows Media File) for a segment on the recent school shootings. Dr. Oatis offered tips for parents when talking to children about violence in schools. (October 3, 2006)

Talking to Kids About the Amish School Shooting
WCBS-TV used excerpts from a previous interview with Dr. Joel McClough in a story featuring tips for talking to your children about tragic events. (October 3, 2006)

Inner-City Montessori School Creates Model Citizens
Dr. Richard Gallagher speaks to HealthDay about a new study on the differences between inner-city children who attended Montessori schools and those who attended public schools. (September 28, 2006)

Not My Kid: Several Million Teens May Have Drinking Problem
Dr. Melvin Oatis appeared on NBC's NewsChannel 4 in a series on talking to your teens about drugs, gangs, and alcohol. In this segment, he recommends parents talk to their children about alcohol at a young age. (September 21, 2006)

Teen Driving
Dr. Steven Kurtz appeared on WPIX News at 10 talking about teenagers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and driving. (September 20, 2006)

The Secret Life of Teens: Where Do They Really Go?
Dr. Harold Koplewicz spoke to Good Morning America about the dangers of underage teenagers going to nightclubs. A new twist on this age-old problem is the fact that many teenagers today take prescription medications for attention deficit and other disorders, which can have serious implications when mixed with alcohol. (September 13, 2006)

Talking About Stranger Safety
Dr. Anita Gurian provided tips to Scholastic Parent & Child magazine on ways parents can have open, honest, age-appropriate conversations with their children about meeting strangers and avoiding potential dangers. (September 12, 2006)

What Can Parents Do To Help Kids Make School Transitions? Be Involved.
Susan Schwartz provided tips for parents of children starting kindergarten, middle school, and high school—often nerve-wracking transition times—in the Albuquerque Journal. (September 12, 2006)

Our Families Recovery
In a Salon article about one family coping with the loss of their beloved mother and grandmother on September 11, 2001, Dr. Marylene Cloitre says that many children are eager to shed the label of being a 9/11 kid. (September 11, 2006)

In Pictures: Children's Art of 9/11/06
BBC News posted artwork from the Child Study Center's book The Day Our World Changed: Children's Art of 9/11on several of its webpages with stories relating to the five-year anniversary of September 11. (September 11, 2006)

9/11: Where Things Stand
Dr. Melvin Oatis spoke with Good Morning America's (Windows Media File) Robin Roberts about talking to kids about the anniversary of September 11 at St. Paul's Chapel near ground zero. (September 11, 2006)

Morris Victims' Kids Overcoming Scars of 9/11
Dr. Joel McClough was quoted in an article in the Daily Record about Morris County, New Jersey teens who lost a parent on September 11, 2001. (September 11, 2006)

Family First: 9/11 Guide for Parents
Dr. Joel McClough provided advice to parents for talking to their children about September 11th on CBS 2 News at 5. (September 11, 2006)

Talking to Children About the Attacks
The Daily Herald ran an article that included tips from "Preparing for the Five-Year Anniversary pf 9/11: A Guide for Parents" and other resources of www.AboutOurKids.org. (September 10, 2006)

Kids Remember 9/11: Thousands of Miles from Ground Zero, Youngsters Felt the Impact of The Attacks
Dr. Joel McClough said that teenagers today are growing up with a lack of innocence that previous generations had in a San Francisco Chronicle article highlighting the recollections of four Bay-area teenagers who were between 8 and 10 years old on September 11, 2001. (September 9, 2006)

Children of 9/11 Old Enough to Ask for Daddy
Dr. Marylene Cloitre spoke about children who were born after their fathers died on September 11th in an Associated Press article. Dr. Cloitre is currently tracking 700 children who lost a parent in the attacks. (September 8, 2006)

Tips on Helping Children Cope with the Fifth Anniversary of 9/11
Dr. Joel McClough offers NY 1 tips to parents for helping children cope with the upcoming anniversary of September 11. (September 7, 2006)

Dealing with Back-to-School Jitters
Dr. Alexandra Barzvi was on WNBC's Live at Five newscast yesterday offering tips to parents for calming back-to-school jitters. (September 4, 2006)

Plan for 9/11 Themed-Activity Book in the Spotlight
Dr. Joel McClough spoke to WABC about a controversial 9/11 activity book being released by the non-profit group Stars, Stripes, and Skates. (September 4, 2006)

A Special Place for Kids with ADHD
Dr. Karen Fleiss and the Summer Program for Kids are featured in a Healthology.com package about unique summer learning opportunities for kids with ADHD. (August 31, 2006)

Are You Nurturing Your Child Too Much?
Dr. Melvin Oatis appeared live on The Today Show to talk about the current craze of parents and educators nurturing and producing gifted children. (August 30, 2006)

Not Your Garden-Variety Dysfunction
Dr. Harold Koplewicz was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about a television show on which the mother tries to enforce having a regular family dinners. Dr. Koplewicz advised that having regular, relaxed meals allow parents and kids a very important opportunity to connect with each other. (August 28, 2006)

Calming School Jitters in Toddlers
Susan Schwartz offers parents guidance to help ease the back-to-school transition in a conversation with Cindy Hsu of WCBS's Families First. (August 24, 2006)

Communicating with Baby Through Sign Language
WNBC explores how some parents try to communicate with their babies through sign language and speaks with Dr. Christopher P Lucas. (August 24, 2006)

ADHD Drug to Get Stronger Warning
Dr. Melvin Oatis spoke with HealthDay about new warnings being added to the prescription drug Dexedrine, a stimulant used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. (August 23, 2006)

Watching Cartoons Eases Children's Pain
Dr. Jess Shatkin comments to Healthday on new study findings that watching television during minor but painful medical procedures significantly distracts children from the pain. (August 17, 2006)

Fear Takes Flight
Dr. Tamar Gordon offers tips to The Washington Post for helping kids and adults deal with flying-related anxiety. (August 15, 2006)

Questions on Killings A Tough Lesson to Give
In the wake of well-publicized serial crimes in Arizona, Dr. Anita Gurian tells the Arizona Republic that parents should openly discuss difficult topics with their kids to alleviate anxiety and worry. (August 14, 2006)

Talking to Your Kids about Terror and Other Difficult Topics
Dr. Joel McClough was interviewed live on KMX radio, the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, about talking to your kids about terror and other difficult topics in the wake of recent events. (August 11, 2006)

9/11 Children's Workbook: Offensive or Respectful?
Dr. Demy Kamboukos talks to ABC News about a September 11th-themed activity workbook designed for kids ages 4 and up. (August 10, 2006)

Camp for Kids With ADHD
WABC profiles the CSC's Summer Program for Kids, a specially-designed day camp for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and interviews Dr. Karen Fleiss, the co-director of the program. (August 8, 2006)

Work Starts on New Children's Psychiatric Center
The Journal News reported on the groundbreaking of the Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center, which will be run in partnership with the NYU Child Study Center, the state of New York, and the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. (August 3, 2006)

Should You Scold Other People's Children?
Dr. Harold Koplewicz sits down with Matt Lauer on the Today Show to discuss when it's appropriate to reprimand other people's children. (August 2, 2006)

10 Secrets of Successful Parenting
Dr. Harold Koplewicz tells Nick Jr. (PDF) his top ten tips for raising happy, healthy kids. (August 1, 2006)

Road Trips With Kids, Without Gizmos
Dr. Richard Gallagher advises parents that road trips without electronics can be beneficial for children's social development on the CBS Early Show. (July 31, 2006)

Are Imaginary Friends Healthy?
Dr. Christopher P Lucas talks to WNBC about how parents should react when their child creates invisible playmates. (July 30, 2006)

New Insights Into the 'Trench Coat Mafia'
Dr. Harold Koplewicz is interviewed on Good Morning America about newly-released documents from Columbine. (July 7, 2006)

Family Meal Make Better Kids?
Dr. Harold Koplewicz talks to Ann Curry on the Today Show about the importance of families eating meals together at least a few times a week. (July 5, 2006)

Coping With Psychological Warfare at Home
Dr. Debra Carr tells WebMD that it's okay for parents to admit they're scared, too, when discussing the images in the media of warfare and terror with children. (June 22, 2006)

The Importance of Play
Dr. Alex Barzvi discusses why play is necessary for adults and what kids can teach us about play on New Morning, which airs on the Hallmark Channel. . (March 29, 2006)

Risky Behaviors
Dr. Richard Gallagher helps to raise awareness about the consequences of risky behaviors among teens on this White House podcast. (March 6, 2006)

Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms
Dr. Jess Shatkin talks to HealthDay about new study findings linking ADHD and television viewing habits. (March 6, 2006)

The Impact of Violent Videogames
Dr. Richard Gallagher answers questions about the effect violent video games might have on children's behavior in an interview with IGN.com,an Internet media provider focused on videogames. (March 1, 2006)

Pataki Commits $65 Million for NYU to Build World's Largest Child Study Center
NYU Today—February 27, 2006 (PDF) (February 27, 2006)

Understanding the ADHD Racial Gap
Melvin Oatis, M.D. appeared on Healthology.com for a webcast on ADHD in minorities. (February 14, 2006)

Dr. Ruth Speaks to New Sex Ed Class
Dr. Jess Shatkin's course, "Success in College: Thriving at NYU" was covered by Washington Square News (PDF) when Dr. Ruth Westheimer spoke to the class. (February 8, 2006)

Have You Ever Caught Yourself in Hyper-Parent Mode?
Dr. Alexandra Barzvi talked about "overparenting" on the New Morning, which airs on the Hallmark Channel. (January 16, 2006)

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