Understanding Child Psychiatry with Jonathan Lauter


Children are always considered to be the future of a world, yet in the present day scenario, they are the ones who are subject to maximum risk of being led into the wrong alleys of life. While technological advancements are proving to be helpful in a lot of things, yet it is the same thing that is proving largely hazardous for the children of the present generation and has even become a threat in some cases. Child psychiatrist Jonathan Lauter has been dealing with child and adolescent psychiatry for several years and thus knows to what length the young children are at stake these days.

Dr. Lauter has dynamic knowledge in various mental issues faced by children and adolescents such as, OCD, Tourette’s syndrome, and other similar mental disorders.  As an experienced and veteran psychiatrist, he believes that there should exist a daily rhythm in order to maintain a stable mental health in these little children. The rhythm that he talks about is all about making sure that you do all your work and activities during the day, and provide scope for your body and mind to rest completely during the night.

The teenagers and the adolescents are perhaps the most difficult lot of children to handle, it is a time when they start to develop their personality and invariably have their own opinions. This is the reason, parents and children often get into an argument on every little topic of discussion; it becomes a tedious task to come to a point of agreement between the two. Jonathan Lauter , an expert in child and adolescent psychiatry urge parents of children of this age group to take extra care and patience while attempting to school these children.

As a matter of fact, it has been found that this is the stage of life which can be counted as the initial days of depression. Yes, it is true, that depression is not something that is exclusive to adults, teenagers, especially the girls, is extremely vulnerable at this age and can easily fall prey to depression. Girls experience lower self esteem, pessimistic way of thinking, pubertal changes, etc., a little more than the boys and thus have a higher rate of depression when compared with boys. This is possibly because of the fact that girls are more sociable, more prone to look out for help from others and have strong group oriented thoughts.

Though this may apparently look like a good thing that they are easily able to socialize with others, yet on a deeper level this reveals that the girls are thus more sensitive and can become easily depressed even at the slightest disturbance in their way of thinking. Added to this is that girls are mostly emotionally driven which is why they invest a lot of their emotions on the peer and personal relationships that they develop during this age. It is generally a tough thing for girls to shirk of any responsibility and take things in a light mode.

So, the parents of young girls need to be a little more concerned and alert with the emotional health of their child along with the physical health. Parents on the whole must be completely dedicated to the overall well being of their children.