If you think your college age child is depressed but she says she's fine, what do you recommend?
- Jill Emanuele, PhD
Offer your support, but be patient if she isn't ready to ask for help right away. Getting treatment needs to be her decision.READ MORE
Helping College Kids With Depression
- Rachel Ehmke
School is hard enough without adding depression to the course load. Learn what to look out for and who can help.READ MORE
Epilepsy, MS, and Mental Illness: Treating the Whole Child
Too often, kids with chronic diseases aren't diagnosed with co-occuring disorders, says Dr. Deborah Weisbrot. It's an understandable but unfortunate missed opportunity.WATCH MORE
Teen Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?
Some aspects of a child's temperament, family life, and larger community that make a suicide attempt more likely, and some that mitigate that likelihood.READ MORE
Our daughter doesn't accept her diagnoses of anxiety and depression, and we aren't thrilled with the psychologist. Any suggestions?
- Alan Ravitz, MD, MS
People think that you don't need to like a therapist, but that just isn't true. And with teens who are particularly treatment-resitant, finding the right person is key.READ MORE
Naomi Judd at the Katz Lecture: Tragedy, Resilience, and Success
- Harry Kimball
Famed singer says there's no shame in mental illness. And to those who perpetuate stigma? 'Shame on them.'READ MORE
Childhood and Adolescent Depression
- Caroline Miller
Adam Jeffrey Katz Lecturer Dr. Gabrielle Carlson focuses on risk factors, from temperament to early puberty to family conflict and bullying.READ MORE
Could long-term use of Adderall be contributing to depression in a college student?
- Ron J. Steingard, MD
There are many things that can trigger depression in a college student, away from home and her familiar routines. She should have a careful evaluation before any new medication is considered.READ MORE
The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children
From inattention to disruptive behavior, many symptoms have multiple causes, leading to mistakes when kids aren't carefully assessedREAD MORE
What Drives Self-Injury and How to Treat It
- Rachel Ehmke
Kids—usually teenage girls—hurt themselves intentionally to alleviate some other form of pain in their lives. The behavior is hard to comprehend, but understanding plays a big role in treatment.READ MORE