Dr. Brooke Weingarden | The Pandemic’s Impact on Kids: Where Do We Go From Here? and ADHD in Kids | June 16th, 2021 | MD for Moms Radio

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This week on MD for Moms, I interview Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Brooke Weingarden about the emotional impact of the pandemic on kids and how parents can support kids who are experiencing anxiety following all they have experienced during COVID. After a year of school being unlike anything before – some kids were totally remote, some hybrid, and others were in person, but with a classroom and school that had rules unlike ever before. Kids couldn’t see each other’s or their teacher’s full faces because everyone is masked, and kids were forced to remain six feet apart, eat by themselves in plastic enclosures, and so forth. For kids to have anxiety, as a result, is not surprising. But what level of anxiety is appropriate versus excessive requiring professional treatment? How can parents support kids who are feeling nervous about COVID and the many changes that we as a society and individuals are facing? Dr. Weingarden explores the changes many kids have experienced throughout the pandemic, the impact of school changes on their development and education, and what to look for as a sign of issue(s). 

ADHD, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, is a relatively common disorder that impacts kids and adults. It can be very severe and cause a sense of chaos at home and at school, or it may be less severe and lead to struggles at school and some interpersonal issues, or something in between. It can be tough to parent a child with ADHD, and it is not uncommon for parents to feel frustrated at times and unsure of what to do next. Dr. Weingarden reviews signs and symptoms of ADHD, how it compares to other neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, what to look for at various ages, and how to appropriately treat to maximize a child’s success. This is a very important topic and gaining understanding about it helps not only the parents of kids with ADHD, but also friends and relatives. Another show not to be missed!

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Dr. Brooke Weingarden is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She earned her medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Vallejo, California, and completed residency at Henry Ford Hospital with a subsequent fellowship at Wayne State University. Dr. Weingarden also holds a Masters in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Her areas of specialization include psychiatric evaluations and management of children and adolescents, including early childhood evaluations, disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, thought disorders, and ADHD.





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