At one time or another, most of us have experienced the racing thoughts and fears that come with stress. Here, Beth Robbins, PsyD, shares strategies on how to reduce stress throughout your busy day. Q: It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t experienced periods of stress and anxiety. Do you think it’s worse today, or […]

At what point does shyness become social anxiety disorder, activity become ADHD, or quirkiness become autism? These important questions occupy not only parents trying to do right by their kids, but also mental health professionals who are asked to render opinions about the presence or absence of psychiatric disorders.  When parents bring in their child […]

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Watch the TV segment at the link above, or read the transcript below for information on this topic. WCAX: Welcome back everyone. Some children need medicine to care for their psychiatric disorders, but do all of those kids really need those meds, or are the drugs being over […]

Bullying. For a long time it was seen as part of growing up, something unpleasant, but ultimately an experience children recover from. Now, new research shows that bullying can actually have long-lasting effects similar to emotional, verbal and physical abuse. This is a big shift in our thinking on bullying. Here are three new ways […]

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Watch the TV segment at the link above, or read the transcript below for information on this important topic. WCAX: Now it’s time for Peace of Mind with Dr. David Rettew, he’s a child psychiatrist at the UVM Medical Center and also teaches at UVM’s College of Medicine. […]

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Watch the TV segment at the link above, or read the transcript below for information on this topic. WCAX: Tonight we are talking about autism, and here to help us understand the disorder and what appears to be a growing number of people being diagnosed is our friend […]

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Watch the TV segment at the link above, or read the transcript below for helpful information on this important topic. WCAX: Kids across our region are getting diagnosed with ADHD, but the disorder can stir debate. Psychiatrist Dr. David Rettew, you know him well. He’s a regular on […]