Depression affects approximately 1.9 million children and adolescents and the problems that depression can cause are myriad. Many patients and families choose to use complementary and alternative medicine to treat a vast number of conditions, including depression. Here’s what you need to know about the 6 supplements often used to combat depression.
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.
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.
What if someone is posting suicidal messages or something disturbing on social media? Some social media sites also have a process to report suicidal content and get help for the person posting the message. Each offers different options on how to respond. Here's how 6 of the most popular ones do it.
Why is there a gap in the mental health training of general pediatricians? This is a question that brings about a wide spectrum of opinions and likely just as many emotions from clinicians. Although there is no single answer to this question, the lack of appropriate training in mental health remains an issue in the training of pediatricians.
A recent study suggests that positive childhood experiences may counter the damaging effects of adverse experiences.
Affecting between 15% to 20% of children and adolescents, anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychiatric condition in pediatrics. The impact can be significant with difficulties in social and academic functioning as well as increased risk for other mental health concerns. However, it can be difficult for a clinician to differentiate between anxiety and an anxiety disorder. Here are 7 signs to help make the diagnosis.
A new nationwide program helps primary care providers (PCPs) with mental health training to better address routine psychosocial issues in children and their families.
For many of us in pediatrics, depression and other related diagnoses can present a challenge. Our counterparts who treat adults see and treat depression more often and are often more comfortable with both diagnosis and treatment. It's time to work on this.
Pediatricians across the country will be affected by the trauma inflicted on children who are separated from their families and detained at the border.