Spotting polypharmacy children and deprescribing psychotropics

Over the past 20 years, the number of psychotropic medications children receive has increased dramatically, with large increases in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications and antipsychotics. Psychotropic medications can level the biologic playing field for children […]

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More males with eating disorders; risk factors and diagnosis guidelines for all patients

Eating disorders are increasing among males, making up about a quarter of anorexia nervosa patients and running a greater risk of death, said Brittany K. Badal, M.D., an adolescent medicine physician with Norton Children’s Medical […]

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Kentucky pediatric providers report ADHD practice not consistent with clinical practice guidelines

Researchers with Cleveland Clinic, the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Norton Children’s recently conducted a survey of pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) care in Kentucky and found areas of deviation from established practice patterns [...]

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Kimberly B. Schauder, Ph.D., joins Norton Children’s Development Center and Norton Children’s Autism Center

Kimberly B. Schauder, Ph.D., who recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National in Rockville, Maryland, has joined Norton Children’s Autism Center and Norton Children’s [...]

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Medical treatment for depression and anxiety in pediatric patients

Before beginning medical treatment for depression or anxiety in a child or adolescent, it is helpful to rule out medical conditions such as anemia (checking iron, B12, and folate), diabetes, vitamin D deficiency and abnormal […]

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Pediatric psychiatrist Virginia F. Barbosa, M.D., joins Norton Children’s Autism Center

Child psychiatrist Virginia F. Barbosa, M.D., has joined Norton Children’s Autism Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and Norton Children’s Behavioral & Mental Health, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Dr. Barbosa […]

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Referring kids for mental health care as pandemic persists

The COVID-19 pandemic created not only a physical health crisis, but a mental health crisis that will likely outlast the virus, according to Kristie V. Schultz, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist with Norton Children’s Behavioral & […]

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