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  • No More Gay-to-Straight Therapy Or Treatments!

    I love the American Psychological Association (APA)! This week during the annual meeting it declared that mental health professionals should not tell gay clients that they can become straight through (reparative) therapy or other treatments used b...

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  • Media Multitasking Among Young People

    The Kaiser Family Foundation released a new report last week entitled "Media Multitasking Among American Youth: Prevalence, Predictors and Pairings" based on data from seven-day media use diaries from 694 young people 8to 18 years old. The data w...

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  • Sleep Awareness

    March 3-8 is National Sleep Awareness Week, and just FYI healthy adults are supposed to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, the CDC reports that from 1985 to 2006 the number of adults reporting fewer than six hours of sleep each nigh...

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  • California Ranks 48th in Country for the Number of College-Bound High School Grads

    The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems reports that less than 44% of California's high school graduates attend college within a year compared to nearly 70% in states like New York. This suggests that schools and families are n...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 4.48

    Thanks to Kerri at Six Until Me for hosting Grand Rounds 4.48 this week and including a post from Teen Health 411 about stress fractures.This week was fun reading and I loved the theme of the card catalog - which I know my kids have never even see...

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  • College Courting - Decision Approaching

    Oh my! The college admission letters are piling up - and the child that was sure no one would want her now feels confident that there is a college out there for her - the question has become which one?I love the letters mentioning her unique quali...

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  • What is Sexual Harassment?

    Maybe the world has gone mad ... Last month three teenage girls in PA were charged with disseminating child pornography after they sent nude pictures of themselves via cellphone to their teenage boyfriends, who were charged with possession of chil...

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  • Study says DNA Flaw May Raise Risk for Autism

    Autism is definitely a hot topic right now. I found another recent study that I wanted to mention while we were on the subject. Results from a study released online by the New England Journal of Medicine are based on the most comprehensive DNA sca...

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  • GLBT Movies to Share With Your Teens

    The social construction of sexuality in our country has mostly ignored the reality of gay and lesbian adolescents. Until into the 70’s the psychiatric profession regarded homosexuality as an illness, and well into the 80’s, gay youth were treated...

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  • A Book I Won't Be Reading

    I read a very disturbing article written by LJ Anderson in my local paper recently, about a new book by Miriam Grossman, MD, a staff psychiatrist at UCLA, and author of "Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her P...

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Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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