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  • Preteens and Depression

    Between 7 million and 12 million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.Common mental health issues that preteens face inc...

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  • Bullying of LGBT Teens Encourages Antibullying Initiatives

    Call me old, but isn't it amazing that LGBT kids are even identifiable in schools? The idea that these kids are brave enough to come out so young speaks well of our society's ability to adapt and accept diversity. Do not get me wrong - bullying is...

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  • No More Second Chances at SJSU

    There is something really wrong with the education system in California - and the most vulnerable college students and the community colleges are going to take the brunt of the latest budget cuts. San Jose State just announced that because of the ...

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  • Worried About A Teen?

    If you are worried about your teen, here are some problem areas (from TeenScreen.org) to think about and mention to your teens primary care physician (PCP). Your doctor can help - talk with them.Depression or Anxiety (Internalizing problems)Feels ...

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  • Today's Tweens & Teens and Technology

    C&R Research recently published a report about two live research sessions with teen (n=63) and preteen (n=58) participants. The results were disturbing at several levels. First, only half of the participants reported reading in their free time...

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  • Skin cancer – a fair trade for a beautiful tan?

    A study conducted in 2000 found that 42% of teenage girls had tried indoor tanning, exposing themselves to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and possibly explaining the increase in skin-cancer rates among women ages 15 to 29. The National Heal...

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  • Thank You - Grand Rounds 6.14

    Thank you Jessica Otte at Dr. Ottematic or hosting Grand Rounds 6.14 this week and including a post reviewing the How I Look Journal from Teen Health 411.This week was a great way to bring the year to a close! I guess there is room for improvemen...

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  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research

    According to the NIMH Fact Sheet about PTSD, it is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after living through a traumatic event. Symptoms include:flashbacks or bad dreams;emotional numbness;intense guilt or worry;angry outbursts;feeling "on...

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  • Thank You: Grand Rounds 3.48

    I want to thank Med-Source for hosting Grand Rounds 3.48 this week and including my post about the first anniversary of Teen Health 411, which asks for readers to identify pertinent issues. This back-to-school issue of Grand Rounds was really inte...

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  • Medgadget 2006 Medical Weblog Awards

    The polls are open until Sunday, January 14th and guess what - you can vote for Teen Health 411 as the Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2006)! I am honored by the reader that nominated this blog for the award and want to thank Medgadget and...

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

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