Medicating Children with Scott Shannon, MD, on Fearless Medicine Radio

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Shannon, MD, a holistic psychiatrist on the topic ‘Medicating Children’ on Fearless Medicine radio.

Our nation’s children are in crisis. Doctors and parents are reaching for pharmaceutical solutions at an alarming rate. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, says the National Institute of Mental Health. Medco reports that 7% of boys and 5% of girls are using mental health medications. There’s an acknowledged epidemic of childhood mental disorders, including ADHD, bipolar disorder, and autism.

What would you think about a child psychiatrist who emphasizes a child’s inherent resilience and resources over pathology and prescriptions?

How about a doctor who believes that an innate desire for balance – a wholeness–between brain-body-mind lies at the heart of wellness?

Would you like to find a holistic psychiatrist who prefers to use the following treatment modalities over medication?

  • nutrition
  • supplements
  • mind-body skills
  • acupuncture
  • deep and intuitive listening
  • a shift in awareness to support the healing process

Listen to the podcast on Fearless Parent now.

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KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Learn More