Learning & Developmental Disabilities


Brain Development Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Drugs and Alcohol

Every day in the United States, about 650 babies are born that have been exposed to illicit drugs in the prenatal period (Keegan K et al, J Addict Dis 2010;29(2):175–191). The number would be even larger if we include women who continue to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and abuse prescription drugs during pregnancy.

Missing the Forest for the Trees: How to Treat Children With Nonverbal Learning Disability

Learning Disabilities - The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report (CCPR)

Nonverbal learning disability (NLD) can present a diagnostic and treatment conundrum to the child psychiatrist, with children presenting with a number of symptoms and deficits that are common with other conditions.

Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD

Any psychiatrist will tell you that comorbidity in mental health is the norm. Comorbidity between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) is no exception.