It’s that time of year! As children and teenagers go back to school, mental health symptoms might flare up. That’s where Ask The Doctor LIVE comes in - our MedCircle doctors are here to help you manage those symptoms in a healthy, effective way. On this week’s call, Dr. Dom discusses back to school best practices when it comes to mental health.
Some highlights from this week’s call include:
- How can a teenager with ADHD who is entering high school start off 9th grade with his best foot forward?
- What are some actionable strategies for maintaining my own mental health as I enter medical school?
- Why does my 5-year-old daughter get so anxious about leaving me to go to school and how do I make that “handoff” easier?
- What is separation anxiety and how do I help my child recover from it?
- My son is oversleeping and seems “down”, what are the signs he might be getting bullied at school? What can I do to address this symptom of sleeping too much?
- What are Dr. Dom’s thoughts on the phenomenon of college students taking unprescribed Adderall, Ritalin, and other psychostimulants/medications for tests and exams?
- I think I might have borderline personality disorder (BPD). What steps do I take next and where do I go from here? The advice I have been given by my therapists so far is very high-level, so is there a specialist I can go to?
- Why is it so important to get a mental health diagnosis from a professional that you don’t know on a personal level? How can emotional bias get in the way of the diagnostic process?
This week’s Ask the Doctor call is a must-listen for parents whose children are gearing up to go back to school.