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CBS Boston Eye on Health


CBS Boston talked to our Doctors Kat Boger and Mona Potter, Harvard-trained leaders and innovators in the field of child and adolescent mental health,  about the pediatric mental health crisis. Their conversation covers the rising number of children struggling with moderate to severe anxiety and OCD, strategies that can help get kids back on track, and how InStride Health is helping solve the problem through evidence-based virtual care covered by insurance.

Proven Care for Pediatric Anxiety and OCD

For a successful treatment, it’s critical to find the proper care for kids, teens, and young adults with anxiety and OCD. InStride’s clinical experts, Mona Potter, MD, and Kathryn Boger, PhD, ABPP, spoke about the important but challenging step of finding the right mental health care for youth and their families.

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Moderate to Severe Anxiety and OCD in Youth ages 7-22

The COVID-19 pandemic only worsened anxiety levels in children and teens. The InStride team shared some ways parents can spot signs that their children are struggling with anxiety or OCD, as well as some strategies for families working to get their kids back on track.

Advancing Virtual Care for Pediatric Mental Health

Through their own experience and research, InStride’s clinical experts know that virtual care can deliver similar outcomes to traditional in-person therapy. Doctors Boger and Potter explained the benefits of virtual care for both patients and their families.

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