School Shootings and Mental Screening: What Do The Stats Show?

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

The number and deadly impact of school shootings are alarming, from Columbine and Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook and more recent tragedies in Florida and Texas. These events have prompted calls for widespread increases in mental health funding for scree...

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More Recess, Less ADHD: An Alternative Solution to School Violence

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Texas schools have proven that more recess – totally unstructured playtime – results in less psychiatric diagnoses (anxiety, anger, and ADHD). When kids at Eagle Mountain Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas were allowed 4 unstructured recess breaks, ...

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Student Behavior Problems Go Away When They Are Taught How To Study

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Simple classroom changes can eliminate kid’s inattention and hyperactivity. This was the conclusion of a research team in England who combed through many past studies of school-based interventions to identify what worked. After more than 60 year...

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