Saturday, April 26, 2003

The doctor's Web site will see you now

Ever wonder what the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry would have to say about your child problem du jour -- "Children Who Won't Go to School," maybe, or "Children and Lying," or "Fighting and Biting"? Happily, you can now look those answers up without making an appointment or paying through the nose. The academy's "Facts for Families" pages offer information on everything from "adoption" to "violence on television," "music videos" to "talking about sex" (alright, maybe those last two aren't that far apart). You can look them up by keyword or run down a numerical list, and the information is provided in English, Spanish, German, French, Polish and even Icelandic. EVERYTHING you'd ever want to know about childhood psychiatric problems, and you don't even have to set foot in a waiting room. Gotta love the Web.

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