Child Psychiatry Links for Parents

Information for parents on the most common development, learning, and mental health issues that are treated at the Center for Child Development and Mental Health at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal.

List of Topics

ADHD

ADHD Overview

Douglas Mental HealthUniversity Institute, Montreal
 Attention Deficit Disorders: causes, symptoms and treatments

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Resource Center
Authoritative collection of links to information about ADHD from the world’s leading non-profit information source for children’s health

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Facts for Families Series (USA) Facts for Families - Keyword (Alphabetical) Fact PDFs on over 100 topics on health behavior and mental health Children Who Can't Pay Attention/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Overview of causes, symptoms, and treatments of ADHD in children

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Coexisting Disorders

National Resource Center on ADHD – A Program of CHADD (USA)
 ADHD and Coexisting DisordersWhat We Know series
Describes other disorders that children with ADHD may exhibit

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ADHD Medication

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Medications for ADHD Includes a list of questions to ask your health care provider Stimulant Medications for ADHD Overview of types and effects of stimulants used to treat ADHD Drugs and Medication general – alphabetically

Mayo Clinic (USA) Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children – Treatment and drugs Brief overview of ADHD treatments including medication, counseling and therapy in USA

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Parenting the ADHD Child


Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal
 Attention Deficit Disorders: everyday skills
Practical suggestions for helping children and adults with ADHD cope with everyday tasks and social situations

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto ADHD and the Family Navigate also to information on Coping with ADHD as a family, Siblings and ADHD, Sharing responsibilities of ADHD, Parents Who Have ADHD Behaviour Management Therapies Strategies for managing children’s behavior for success: rules, routines, prompts and consequences Communication and Positive Attention

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Complementary Treatments


AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

 Complementary and Alternative Therapies


Mayo Clinic (USA)
 Alternative medicine

National Resource Center on ADHD - A Program of CHADD (USA) Complementary and Other Interventions

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ANXIETY

Anxiety Overview


Montreal Children’s Hospital
 Children and Anxiety
Describes both normal childhood anxieties and anxiety disorders, how parents can help, and when to seek professional help

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada Childhood Anxiety Distinguishes between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders affecting children

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Parenting the Anxious Child


HeretoHelp – from the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information (BC)
 Helping Anxious Children

KidsHealth from The Nemours Foundation (USA) Childhood Stress Sources of stress, signs and symptoms and how to cope

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Autism Society of Canada What are Autism Spectrum Disorders? Overview of terms and definitions of Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Education Overview

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DEPRESSION

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Depression Information for parents about depression in children, including signs to watch for, risk factors, and when to seek help from a professional

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DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS

Overview

Mental Health Canada

 Children and Adolescents with Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorders American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Facts for Families Series (USA)

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EATING DISORDERS

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal
 Eating Disorders: causes and symptoms

 Eating Disorders: treatments

 Eating Disorders: advice for the family

KidsHealth from The Nemours Foundation (USA)
Eating Disorders
Information for parents on eating disorders affecting children and adolescents. Includes types of eating disorders and how to recognize when your child has a problem

National Eating Disorder Association (USA)
 NEDA Parent Toolkit
Addresses common concerns that parents and family members of a person with an eating disorder may have, and offers suggestions on how to help

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

 Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry -Facts for Families (USA)

 Learning Disabilities

Overview of learning disabilities, including signs to watch for and treatments

 Learning Disabilities at a Glance
Describes the symptoms, possible causes, and forms of help for children and adults with learning disabilities
 Understanding Learning Disabilities
For advanced readers seeking a more in-depth view of different types of learning disabilities, current policies, and recommended treatments

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OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDERS

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Facts for Families Series (USA)
 Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Children's Mental Health Ontario
 Behaviour Problems in Children and Adolescents

Center of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
 Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder

Mayo Clinic (USA)
 Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

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PARENTING (GENERAL)

Canadian Paediatric Society -Caring for Kids
 When Your Child Misbehaves: Tips for Positive Discipline
Ideas for parents on how to deal with misbehavior, encourage positive behavior, and cope with temper tantrums

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Communication and Positive Attention
For parents of children with ADHD
 Anger Management
Discusses the importance of learning to express and manage anger in a healthy way, and gives advice for parents on helping their children deal with anger
 Bullying
Describes types and signs of bullying, and offers tips for parents on how to prevent and deal with bullying, whether their child is being bullied or bullying other children

KidsHealth from The Nemours Foundation (USA)
 Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting
Tips on discipline, modeling good behavior, creating a positive home atmosphere, and other aspects of parenting

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
 Parenting Tips
Helpful suggestions for parents to cope with common issues, including Top 10 Tips

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTIONS

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Substance Abuse
Information on substance abuse for parents, including substances that may be abused, signs, risk factors, prevention, and what to do if your child is abusing substances

KidsHealth from The Nemours Foundation (USA)
Talking to Your Child About Drugs
Suggestions about how to talk to your child about substance about at different ages and stages
 Substance Abuse
Information for parents about substance abuse in children. Includes signs that a child may be abusing substances, prevention, and when to seek professional help

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TOURETTE SYNDROME

Association Québécoise du Syndrome de la Tourette
 Le syndrome en un clin d'oeil (French only)
Overview of causes, symptoms, and treatments of Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
 What is Tourette Syndrome?
Brief explanation of Tourette Syndrome, including symptoms, types, treatments and therapies, and a brief history

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List of Information Providers

 AboutKidsHealth
 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada
 Association Québécoise du Syndrome de la Tourette
 Autism Society of Canada
 Canadian Paediatric Society
 Center of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
 Children's Mental Health Ontario
 Douglas Mental Health University Institute
 HeretoHelp
 KidsHealth
 Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
 Mayo Clinic
 Mental health Canada
 Montreal Children’s Hospital
 National Eating Disorder Association
 National Resource Center on ADHD
 Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
 Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Disclaimer

This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other health care professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult with your health care professional.

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