Marriage, Family and Child Therapist
Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist
With the rise of divorce, impact of scary world events, pressure of academic and extracurricular activities, or distractions created by dual income parenting, children are more exposed to situations that cause depression and anxiety. In a desperate attempt to relieve depression and anxiety in children, medical doctors are relying more on quick interventions of psychotropic medications. Dr. Kelly Young a leading pediatrician practicing in the
Anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications are rarely tested and proven on children and the short term and long term effects are significant. Dr. Carol Lamden and Dr. Kelly Young, both pediatrically trained medical doctors, confided their concern that children on such medications is too often a swift avenue doctors and parents utilize without knowing the possible side-effect. Altering circumstances, intervening with helpful forms of psychotherapy for children as well as counseling for effective parenting are proving to be more benign and more helpful approaches.
(For more on childhood depression & anxiety, call Dr. Francis @ 310-543-1824)