Author: Dr. Ramey

  • Dr. Ramey

    Dr. Ramey is the vice president for outpatient services at Dayton Children's 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.

How to facilitate recovery from rejection

Many of the youngsters I see in my office feel like failures. They may have done poorly in school, been rejected by peers, or gotten in trouble at home.  They have given up on life and thus experience even more … Continue reading

You asked, Dr. Ramey answered

Question With marijuana now legalized in several states, do you think it’s right to continue to criticize its use or should we teach kids to use it in moderation like we do with alcohol? Answer It would be stupid to … Continue reading

Does talking solve problems?

In a recent column, I mentioned that one of the many myths about Psychology is the belief that discussing one’s problems in therapy is helpful. One reader commented that if talking is so ineffective, what’s the purpose in seeking professional … Continue reading

Is your child prepared to see a mental health professional?

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 13-20 percent of children have a mental disorder, but most of these kids do not receive treatment. This may be due to issues of access, finances, unawareness, or concerns about the stigma of … Continue reading

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