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Autism spectrum disorders affect as many as 1 in 150 American children. Types of autism include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, & Asperger's syndrome... Learn More »

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

It's not unusual for children, especially those in their "terrible twos" and early teens, to defy authority every now and then. When this behavior lasts longer than six months and is excessive compared to what is usual for the child's age... Learn More »

Anxiety Disorders

All children experience anxiety. Anxiety in children is expected and normal at specific times in development.. Learn More »

Schools significantly impact the lives of children. These are the most critical years for social, physical and intellectual development.... Learn More »

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Washington, DC, June 24, 2022 – The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) applauds Congress for passing decades-awaited gun safety legislation and for bolstering the healthcare safety net to protect the wellbeing of our nati
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Washington, D.C., June 24, 2022 — The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is disappointed, saddened, and outraged by today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization...
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Washington, DC, June 6, 2022 – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) calls on Congress to pass legislation that safeguards our children, families, and communities from gun-related violence and address America’s mental health

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