For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses the draft statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force on the need to refer pregnant women at risk of perinatal depression to appropriate counseling.
Mental health is a critical component of pediatric overall health. Early recognition of subtle signs and symptoms of mental health problems followed by immediate treatment is an equally critical element to ensure the establishment of normal mental health throughout development.
Pediatricians need to recognize symptoms of perinatal depression in new mothers, provide basic counseling and treatment, and refer for appropriate services when needed.
Dads get sad, too. Postpartum depression (PPD) in mothers has long been recognized and receives considerable attention, but the same is not true for fathers—until recently.
Pediatricians are quite capable of caring for both the physical and mental health of patients. Here is how embedding mental health services into your practice and collaborating with community mental health professionals can accomplish both.
The startling increase in the number of adolescents thinking about and attempting suicide is a wake-up call for pediatric healthcare providers to take action and help these children at risk.
Only 20% of all children covered under Medicaid received a mental health diagnosis, and 80% were given at least 1 prescription medication to treat their condition, according to a recent report.
Suicide rates are rising, according to a new report. There is no singular cause for this rise, and the same is true for the solution.
A first-ever study reveals that cybernegativity can lead some young persons to bully themselves online.
Two new studies quantify the negative effects of adverse events in childhood on physical and mental health issues in LGBTQ individuals.