As the rate of suicide climbs, the ability to access shows like 13 Reasons Why without parental supervision grows, and social media pushes an impossible quest for perfection, it has become more important than ever for parents, caregivers, and educators to have a good understanding of what depression is and what the signs are.
Child Adolescent Psychiatry
For children who have milder forms of anxiety disorders, the clinician can use nonpharmaceutical treatment options to treat. Here are 7 approaches that can be used to mitigate the effects of a mild anxiety disorder.
Because appropriate early treatment of anxiety disorders is key to either preventing or reducing a negative impact on a child's life, it's important for the clinician to diagnose the correct disorder by identifying the "threat" and feared stimuli. Here's a look at 7 types of anxiety disorders and their common behaviors.
This month’s Riddle Me This! online quiz explores the study evidence to reveal some unexpected traits, risk factors, and trajectories for these children. Are there common functional skills traits in younger bullies? What does the literature say about the familial linkage of bullying—is it learned at home?
Bullying is a preventable health problem that has lasting impacts. Pediatricians need to screen patients for risk factors, empower families with coping skills, and advocate for antibullying resources in their communities.
Teenagers who display certain obsessive-compulsive symptoms, even without a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), may be at higher risk for other serious psychiatric problems.