November 20, 2019

Without enough behavioral specialists, what is a parent to do? Psychiatrist Dr. Domenick Sportelli and behavioral pediatrician Dr. Lawrence Diller share a few tips for parents.

ER physician Dr. Travis Stork worries that the culture has become that if you’re not on it, you’re an underachiever.
Click either or both of these links (they didn't work on Firefox but did on Chrome) to catch me "in performance" on commercial TV.
My experience with the Doctors Show highlights the Mephistophelean bargain any professional makes when they do media.  On one hand as the expert, you are influencing many more people on TV than in your office but you are often simplifying to an extreme black and white to make a point in a limited period of time.  You also do not have overall control of the medium so other messages may go out that you do not endorse.  Some of that happened on the Doctors Show.  But overall I was glad to be on the program.  I was able to twice say that immediate release stimulant medications like Ritalin or regular Adderall should not be prescribed.  Rather long acting Concerta, Adderall XR or Vyvanse are both safer and lead to a more organized life-style than the immediate release preparations.
Let me know what you think.  There were some parts of the program that were not included in the links but these two well represent the parts of the program in which I participated.
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