Items Tagged ‘adolescent psychiatry’

How this pediatrician is working to protect the health of incarcerated kids

March 12, 2018

How this pediatrician is working to protect the health of incarcerated kids

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Los Angeles County has the largest juvenile justice system in the nation, consisting of more than 8,000 minors detained in juvenile halls and probation camps each year. With many adolescents facing imprisonment at a young age, Dr. Elizabeth Barnert has made it her mission to understand the impact of juvenile incarceration on youths and how […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, child psychiatry, children with disabilities, dr. elizabeth barnert, incarceration, juvenile incarceration, legislation, minors, pediatrics, policy, public health, public policy


Teen suicide: Why "13 Reasons Why" is wrong

June 19, 2017

Teen suicide: Why “13 Reasons Why” is wrong

By Mark Wheeler Mark Wheeler

Say what you want about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” – you’ll have plenty of company regardless – but if you’re the parent of a teenager, the show should provide a pop culture wake-up call about teen suicide. In 2014, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for people ages 10-24, second only by accidents. […]

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Tags: 13 Reasons Why, adolescent psychiatry, Joan Asarnow, mental health, suicide, suicide expert, teen, teen suicide


Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

February 16, 2017

Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. The program helps families accomplish that with small-group parenting courses […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, adolescents, bedtime routines, best friend, caregivers, child psychiatry, depression, Dr. Shilpa Baweja, families, family, friends, friendship


Treating autism: Accelerating research for ASD

April 13, 2016

Treating autism: Accelerating research for ASD

By uclahealth uclahealth

There is no known cure for autism. Instead, the hope of a cure is often replaced by the reality of what can be done—therapies and interventions that help manage autism’s varied symptoms and associated behaviors. But what if there were medications that could reduce or even eliminate the “core deficits”—the main neurological difficulties—of autism spectrum […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child, Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic, childrens health, Dr.James T. McCracken, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, spectrum, spectrum disorders