Adolescent oral contraceptive use is associated with a small yet meaningful increased risk of experiencing an episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) in early adulthood, especially among women with no history of MDD in adolescence.
Suicide is on the rise among children and teenagers. Access to mental health care isn’t always as accessible in rural areas as it is in urban centers. Are pediatric patients in these regions lacking much-needed suicide prevention services?
Traumatic stress can be difficult to diagnose. A presentation at the 2020 virtual American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition offers insight on how to effectively find the diagnosis.