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Adolescent Depression

Can Family Conflict Drive Teen Girls to Drink?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

What happens to adolescents, and in particular to adolescent girls, that leads to a significant number of them drinking heavily by the time they reach age 14, thereby placing them at risk for the above negative consequences, including sexual victimization?

6 Truths About Depression and How to Overcome It

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

For people struggling with depression, it's important to have compassion for yourself and to take actions to overcome this state, including seeking help. Remember that no matter what your critical inner voice may be telling you, the situation is far from hopeless.

Depressed Teens Could End Up Earning Less As Adults

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

It's never too early to get help for depression, especially since being depressed during your teen years may end up hurting you professionally later o...

What Do I Say If My Child Is Depressed?

Posted 11.22.2011 | Healthy Living

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, a...

Adolescent Depression: Do We Have the Will to Make a Difference?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

We need to have the will to make depression screening for adolescents a standard of care for primary care: to make it a required field in the electronic medical record and a quality standard for health plans and hospitals.

Police Add Uncertainty to the Mix

Donald Liebenson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donald Liebenson

At parent orientation for incoming high school freshman, the principal encouraged us to get involved with our kids, to ask questions. So I sat my son down and, bracing myself, asked about the mixtape.