Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry


Causes of Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or ODD, has no clear and absolute cause, although studies have been able to determine possible contributing factors that could eventually develop ODD within an individual. These factors include a combination of biological, social and physiological aspects that can affect an individual throughout the course of their life. The biological factors include … Read more

Psychotic Disorder: Losing Touch With Reality

Reality is the one thing that keeps us grounded. When times get tough and we feel as if we are drifting away from our lives to be swept along by the current of unfavorable circumstances, it is the certainty and tangibility of events and situations that help us remain firm in our world. Reality gives … Read more

How Constant Movement in Children with ADHD May Affect Their Cognitive Performance

The constant movement seen in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may just be their way of trying to learn, cope and otherwise perform better cognitively. This in a nutshell is what a recent research study from UC Davis Mind Institute suggests. The hyperactivity may be compensatory behavior on the part of children with ADHD to … Read more