Melissa Vallas, MD

Melissa Vallas, MD

Melissa Vallas, MD, is lead psychiatrist at Children's System of Care, Alameda County (California) Behavioral Health Care Services Agency.

Most Recent Articles by Melissa Vallas, MD

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Mental Health

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Mental Health

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Gratitude can help people to become more social and develop deeper and healthier relationships, which in turn can improve their emotional health.

Remembering the Father's Role in Children's Mental Health

Remembering the Father's Role in Children's Mental Health

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Positive influences by fathers on their children is associated with fewer behavioral problems and less impulsivity.

The Meeting of Spirituality and Mental Health

The Meeting of Spirituality and Mental Health

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Being aware of patients' religious and spiritual beliefs and incorporating them into treatment can improve outcomes.

The Dilemma in Treating Pediatric Psychiatric Emergencies

The Dilemma in Treating Pediatric Psychiatric Emergencies

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As more kids go to ERs for mental health treatment, clinicians need to prepare patients for what to expect.

The Positive Effects of Love on Mental Health

The Positive Effects of Love on Mental Health

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Building loving relationships has been shown to improve depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.

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