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UVM Professor Speaks to VPR about Childhood Behavior Patterns

Dr. David Rettew, assistant professor of psychiatry, director of Fletcher Allen’s pediatric psychiatry clinic and author of Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness, talks to VPR about the spectrum of child behavior. In the age of ADHD and rampant medication use, Rettew argues for a consideration of the wide array of temperaments in children, and cautions against automatically prescribing medication for behavioral issues. Listen to the story...