A new study in JAMA Psychiatry provides another reason to recommend long-acting reversible contraceptives to adolescent female patients: oral contraceptives may increase the risk of depression.
Oregon has passed several new laws aimed at suicide prevention, with 2 of those specifically targeting students by offering excused mental health days and requiring school districts to develop comprehensive suicide prevention plans for at-risk students.
Fast food is a common element of many teenagers’ diets. This ubiquitous nature has frustrated pediatric providers fighting the tide of pediatric obesity, but a new small study from University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers indicates that another negative consequence could be an increased risk of depression.
Does childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increase the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide attempts? A study from the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden, examines whether the link exists.
The detention crisis at the border of the United States has led to many doctors worrying about the psychological toll on the children held in the detention camps. A recent studyoffers some insight into the problem.
Having insurance may mean the difference between being admitted to a hospital or transferred elsewhere for children and teenagers who visit the emergency department (ED) for a mental health emergency.
More adolescents are turning to the emergency department for help during mental health crises, leading researchers to call for better treatment and prevention strategies.
Research suggests a family history of mental and neurologic disorders may increase risk factors for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in a child.
This month’s quiz will test your knowledge of key diagnostic points in the screening process for depression in primary care. You’ll test your knowledge on 5 key points. Each point gives you context for the correct answer—and, most importantly, provides valuable resources.
More parents are looking to nutritional supplements to address depression symptoms in their children. Here’s what pediatricians need to know about the risks and benefits of these treatment options.