Jenny Gold

Jenny Gold

Delays for autism diagnosis and treatment grew even larger during the pandemic

By: and - April 4, 2022

Wylie James Prescott, 3, had to wait more than a year after his autism diagnosis to begin behavioral therapy, even though research shows early treatment of autism can be crucial for children’s long-term development. His mother, Brandie Kurtz, said his therapy wasn’t approved through Georgia’s Medicaid program until recently, despite her continued requests. “I know […]

Sign of the times: A different sort of sickness called ‘Decision Fatigue’

By: - February 20, 2022

Most all of us have felt the exhaustion of pandemic-era decision-making. Should I travel to see an elderly relative? Can I see my friends and, if so, is inside OK? Mask or no mask? Test or no test? What day? Which brand? Is it safe to send my child to day care? Questions that once […]

‘Not quite on board’: Parents proving a tough sell on COVID vaccines for teens

By: and - November 5, 2021

Even as the U.S. prepares to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine to elementary school-aged kids, its efforts to inoculate teenagers — who have been eligible for the shot since May — continue to meet with a lackluster response. So far, about half of kids 12 to 17 are fully vaccinated in the U.S., compared with […]

In a murky sea of mental health apps, consumers left adrift

By: - August 14, 2021

In the eyes of the tech industry, mental health treatment is an area ripe for disruption. In any given year, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience a form of mental illness, according to federal estimates. And research indicates only about half of them receive treatment in a system that is understaffed and ill […]