Dr. Jellinek is Professor of Psychiatry and of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Chief Executive Officer, Community Network, Lahey Health System, Burlington, Massachusetts.
Screening adolescents for psychosocial concerns
For adolescent patients, psychosocial concerns can be an important part of care and routine validated screening can help pediatricians determine which patients may require extra care or even a specialist.
Assessing COVID-19’s impact: Adolescent psychosocial functioning and suicidal ideation in outpatient pediatric practice
The long-term impact of COVID-19 on mental health may not be known for years, but right now it's vital to assess mental health in teenagers to help them get the help they may require.
Helping parents cope with adolescent behavior
A teenager’s day-to-day behavior can vary greatly. Here are some tips in understanding and navigating this challenging time.
Preventing summer accidents
With the joy of summer and easing of some COVID-19 restrictions, children and families are eager to be outdoors and active. Sadly, accidents, many of which are preventable, are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children and teenagers.
Utilizing the Pediatric Symptom Checklist
A good approach to knowing when a child needs referral for mental health evaluation, the Pediatric Symptom Checklist has evolved over the years to better screen children.
Primary care following treatment of a child with cancer
The progress in treating cancer in children has been revolutionary, and the evidence base for providing long-term psychosocial care for their families has grown as well.
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