Items Tagged ‘adolescent mental health’

Guiding teens through questions about gender identity

July 31, 2017

Guiding teens through questions about gender identity

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

How can parents support a child who may be transgender or gender-nonconforming? Research shows that LGTBQ youth have higher rates of depression, substance abuse and suicide attempts; so if you suspect your child may be thinking about these issues, you probably want to help – or at least not make life more difficult. The good […]

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Tags: adolescent mental health, gender, LGTBQ, parenting, teens, transgender issues


Understanding childhood mood disorders

September 1, 2016

Understanding childhood mood disorders

By uclahealth uclahealth

Children younger than age 18 can experience one of two types of mood disorders: (1) Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Approximately 10 percent of youth experience depression in their adolescence. MDD consists of depressive episodes that last two weeks or longer. Symptoms of MDD include feelings of sadness, worthlessness and guilt accompanied by a disinterest in […]

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Tags: adhd, adolescent mental health, antidepressants, antipsychotic medications, bipolar disorder, childhood mood disorders, children's health, david miklowitz, depression, depressive episodes, guilt, major depressive disorder