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Addressing Children's Mental Health Problems

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More and more children are being diagnosed with behavioral disorders.  Claudia M. Gold MD is a pediatrician and writer with a longstanding interest in addressing children's mental care care.  She talks with Mindy Todd about the alarming increase in diagnoses and what might be done to address behavior issues.  Gold is the author of The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth, and Lifelong Resilience.  She has practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for 25 years, and currently specializes in early childhood mental health.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.