Five Signs of Common Mental Health Conditions
Disorders like depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder all have warning signs. If you are concerned about these signs in yourself or others, talk to a trusted adult and get help!Clinical DepressionLoss of appe...
In keeping with the theme of gay teens, a story in USA Today on 2/8/07 by Marilyn Elias talked about teens "coming out" earlier, feeling better about themselves, and feeling like there is more acceptance for homosexuality than in any other point i...
Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.35
Thank you #1 Dinosaur at Musings of a Dinosaur for hosting Grand Rounds 4.35 this week and including my post about a new nutritional resource to help teens, or anyone, deciding to eat fast food restaurants.This week was very interesting and a grea...
FDA Warning About Products That May be Harmful to Teens Health
Teens Beware! There are products sold on the Internet and on EBay to treat herpes and AIDS and to prevent sexually transmitted diseases that do not work and may harm you! The FDA says there are no natural products proven to treat oral or genital h...
Grand Rounds 3.32: Thank You
I want to thank My Three Shrinks at Shrink Rap for hosting Grand Rounds 3.32 this week and including my post about how to help teens deal with the tragedy at Virginia Tech. This week was really creative!Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, ...
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
Abuse and addiction to alcohol, nicotine and illegal substances cost Americans nearly one trillion dollars a year in medical costs, lost wages, and criminal proceedings. There is no way to measure the social impact and the damage that abuse does t...
National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week
This week is National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week and everyone is encouraged to write a note or letter to someone who brightens your day, helped you accomplish something, takes care of your child, car, pet, or neighborhood, makes your worl...
Early Puberty and Agression in Women?
Interesting title, eh? A University of Queensland study has reported in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology that females who experience puberty before the age of 12 may be more aggressive, which seems perfectly expected to me!Yo...
Grand Rounds 3.27: Thank You
Thank you Dr. Stuart Henochwicz at MedViews for hosting Grand Rounds 3.27 this week and including my post about the importance of sleep for teens.Photo credit: web_guy94301Tags: Healthline, teen health, sleep, Grand Rounds
Wash Your Hands & Prevent Flu
I have heard predictions that half of Americans will contract H1N1 flu this season, so I hope everyone is talking about prevention with their children and teens! Sadly, one of the best prevention habits - washing hands before eating, after sneezin...