Lectures / Articles


PRINT MEDIA ADHD: Who makes the diagnosis?
By Elizabeth Landau, CNN
August 11, 2010

The Washington Post
Op-Ed:  "A Rush To Medicate Young Minds"
October 8, 2006

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Forum: Bipolar Kids or Bad Parents?
November 18, 2007

Chicago Tribune Newspaper
Featured as expert consultant quoted in articles related to mental health
December 13, 1998 "A Closer Look"
January 22, 1999 "Teens find high in Ritalin, experts say"

Chicago Sun-Times Newspaper
Featured as expert consultant quoted in article related to mental health
September 12, 1999 "Cosmetic surgery gets big lift here"

The Friday Flyer
March 31, 2006


University of California at Berkeley
Anthropology 139
Professor Laura Nader
Lecture on Medicating Children: Control through Psychiatric Medicine
April 20, 2006

7th Annual Childhood and Society Symposium
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
June 8 & 9, 2007

11th Annual "In Our Hands" Infant/Toddler Conference
Division of Children and Family Services
Early Childhood Education Programs
Riverside County Office of Education
Fallbrook, CA
May 17, 2008

Illinois Society of Addiction
Lecture on Depression and Addiction in Adolescents
April 15, 1998

ChADD Lecture Garden Grove, CA, Encinitas, CA and Naperville, IL Chapter
Speaker and Educator for public seminars on diagnosing children with AD/HD (1998 - 2007)

Parenting Lecture at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, IL
Speaker and Educator for public seminars on parenting (1998 - 2002)

Parenting Lecture at York High School in Elmhurst, IL
Speaker and Educator for public seminar on parenting (2001)

Library Journal
May 15, 2006
Elizabeth J. Roberts, M.D.
Should You Medicate Your Child's Mind?: A Child Psychiatrist Makes Sense of Whether To Give Kids Psychiatric Medication.
Marlowe: Avalon, dist. by Publishers Group West. May 2006. c.288p. index. ISBN 1-56924-333-6. pap. $15.95. PSYCH
What kind of information do parents want when deciding whether to give their child psychiatric medicine? Presumably, they are looking for timely, accessible advice from experts, which is just what these books provide (Kalikow and Roberts are both experienced child psychiatrists). In addition, they want information that is specific to their situation. Someone struggling with a hyperactive or aggressive child probably doesn't have the patience or the energy to read about the symptoms and treatments of depression. Roberts's book is better on this count, as it is arranged into chapters devoted to particular disorders and medications. Much of the same material is covered in Kalikow's guide, but it is scattered throughout the narrative. Indeed, Kalikow states that his goal is to illuminate the thought processes of a doctor as he makes choices about medication, not to list the uses and side effects of drugs. Yet it's nice to have something interesting to read, and Kalikow's book is definitely the livelier of the two, containing numerous anecdotes and a more in-depth look at the parents of one patient, "Rosie," as they struggle to decide how to help their anxious daughter. Neither book is a crucial purchase, though even the smallest libraries should have a few more specialized titles-at the minimum, one on childhood depression, one on anxiety disorders, and one on ADHD. For larger public libraries needing more material, these current titles are good supplementary works, with the Roberts book more likely to be checked out regularly.-Mary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, WA