Dr. Joan Luby: Ruane Prize Recipient from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

STLCH Earns LGBTQ “Top Performer” Designation

Improving access to care for African-American children with autism

College students access eating disorders therapy via phone app

COVID-19 disproportionately affects developmentally disabled

Pandemic Parenting Turned Me Into a Bad Mom

African American children with autism experience long delays in diagnosis

Nature vs. nurture Studying adversity’s effects on children’s brains

Brain imaging of babies with Down syndrome focus of $11.5 million grant

Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

Medical challenges at birth less important than stressful home life in predicting future psychiatric health

$9.5 million aimed at detecting autism earlier in childhood

Metcalfe gift supports study of adversity’s effects on children’s brains

Creative workshops help kids relieve stress with art

Dr. Rogers to be Honored at Salute to Excellence in Healthcare

Doctors address mental health crisis among Rohingya refugees

Fleeing violence in Myanmar, refugees who are unsure of future settle in Bangladeshi camps

Mobile phone technology to screen, help treat college students

Phone app targets depression, anxiety, eating disorders

SLCH Launching New Inpatient Unit

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is launching a new 14-bed inpatient unit, for which an active search is underway for leadership of the new unit.

Parenting in the Internet Age

Starting on page 26, Dr. Eric Spiegel offers advice on making a plan for screen time at home.

Why genetic tests matter for autistic people

Genetic tests for people with autism are far from routine and don’t always yield results, but the information they offer can change lives.

Growing up transgender

Effective Alternatives to Spanking

New child maltreatment research center launched with $6.5 million NIH grant

Does Social Media Drive Depression?

Dr. Eric Spiegel offers advice on cell phone usage for children.

Perfectionism in young children may indicate OCD risk

Study involving behavior, brain scans may help ID issues early in life

Dr. Constantino Interviewed on St. Louis on the Air

2018 Distinguished Faculty

Excessive Screen Time for Kids and New Recommendations

Dr. Eric Spiegel on SLCH’s Radio Rounds discusses strategies for managing children’s screen time.

Mental health support in the newborn nursery

Drs. Rogers and Constantino examine the importance of parental mental health screening in response to recent tragedy.

Five hot topics in autism research in 2017

Notable 2017 Findings in Autism Research

Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID’d

Scientists have identified brain networks involved in a baby’s learning to walk — a discovery that eventually may help predict whether infants are at risk for autism.

The findings build on previous research that has shown that babies who have delays in developing skills involved in coordination and movement are more likely to be diagnosed subsequently with autism spectrum disorder.

Brain Development and Anxiety Disorders

Drs. Rogers and Sylvester appear on the Pulse of St. Louis to discuss the implications of recent research on child brain development.

2016-2017 Distinguished Service Teaching Awards

Drs. Anne Glowinski, Dehra Harris, and Celina Jacobi were recognized in an October 24th ceremony for their dedication and service in training new physicians.

Discussing Halloween Safety With Your Kids

How to Talk to Kids about Impulsivity & ADHD

Dr. Dehra Harris is interviewed on How to Talk to Kids About Anything, a podcast hosted by Dr. Robyn Silverman.

How to talk to kids about ’13 Reasons Why,’ suicide and terrorist attacks

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan and KMOX radio host Debbie Monterrey talk with Dr. Eric Spiegel, director of child psychiatry at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, about how to talk about the most sensitive and difficult topics with children and whether parents need to watch the controversial Netflix series about a teenager’s suicide.

In autism, genes drive early eye gaze abnormalities

Dr. Dehra Harris received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year

On May 19, 2017, Dr. Dehra Harris, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year.

Neuroimaging technique may help predict autism among high-risk infants

Caring for Mom and Baby

Children’s outcomes improve when perinatal mental health issues are addressed.

Brain network connections may underlie social behavior linked to autism

Multicenter research effort may help identify autism risk earlier in life…

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

Most children grow up without a worry in the world – and their only concern is “what’s for dinner?” However, there are some whose lives aren’t as carefree as they should be…

Early signs of anxiety, depression may be evident in newborns

Brain scans may indicate clues to later problems.

What Grandmothers Can Teach Science About Autism

Dr. John Constantino’s Second Generation Survey Project seeks to gather information about the genetic transmission of autistic traits in families.