Our moods change every day depending on our experiences and interactions with the world. How we manage our moods can help us be more productive at work, in relationships and with our hobbies and non-work activities. In addition, a small but significant percentage of the population suffers from mood disorders. We will discuss how physical activity, talk therapy and medication can address these disorders.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER: DOES EVERYONE HAVE IT?
ADD is a common disorder of childhood, but it is also a life-long disorder. The production of Ritalin is at an all-time high. However, only 5% of the population has this disorder. What do the rest of us have? How should we address our inattentiveness?
Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists and president of the Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. Dr. Koplewicz founded the NYU Child Study Center in 1997 and was director of the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research from 2006-2011. An awarding-winning master clinician and advocate for children and teens with psychiatric disorders, Dr. Koplewicz has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, and NPR, and his writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and other national publications. Since 1997, he has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Dr. Koplewicz is the author of several acclaimed books, including “It's Nobody's Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents” and “More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression.”
On the Web: www.childmind.org