Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the executive director of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources and writes FamilyWise, a weekly parenting column in the Dayton Daily News that is distributed through the New York Times wire service. He is also a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

What you can do about depression

Depression has increased from 8.7 percent to 11.3 percent among youth 12 to 20 years of age in the past 10 years according to research published in the November Journal of Pediatrics. Based on the self-report of over 175,000 adolescents, more … Continue reading

An alternative approach to therapy

Many people who need and want psychotherapy never obtain it. This may be due to a variety of reasons, including the embarrassment of seeking help or the inconvenience of visiting an office on a regular basis. An alternative approach is … Continue reading

The most common “time out” errors

“No discipline works with my child” is a common comment I hear from parents in my office. A recently published survey in Academic Pediatrics provides some insight as to why a common technique such as “Time Out” is ineffective. The … Continue reading

Yes to sex

Apps on our smartphones allow us to get directions, order pizza or play a video game. An app called “Yes to Sex” now encourages young people to make more informed decisions about their sexual relationships. The app requests that you … Continue reading

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