Mar 11, 2014
By: John Kelly Ph.D., School Psychologist, Commack High School with Erin Reiney, MPH, CHES, Health Resources and Services Administration
In my 27 years as a school psychologist, I have seen an increase in how many students and families are concerned about bullying. I have witnessed first-hand the damage it can cause –not only to the children being bullied, but also to those who witness bullying, and even to kids who bully.
Tagged Symptoms | Schools | Treatment | Communities | Basics | Help
Mar 4, 2014
By: Mary Wakefield Ph.D., R.N., Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Jannette Dupuy Ph.D., M.S., HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Because behavioral and physical health problems are often connected, delivery of behavioral health services by health centers can reduce stigma and discrimination and improve overall health outcomes.
Tagged Treatment | Communities | Help
Feb 18, 2014
By: Chelsea Perugini, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Duke University professors published research that shows the degree to which bullying can affect someone’s mental health. The study followed more than 1,000 youth, starting at the ages of 9, 11 and 13. The youth were interviewed each year until they turned 16. Follow-up interviews were then conducted into adulthood.
Tagged Schools | Treatment | Depression | Help | Anxiety Disorders
Feb 11, 2014
By: Tiffany Farchione M.D., Division of Psychiatry Products, Food and Drug Administration
FDA-approved labeling helps guide doctors’ treatment choices. However, when a medication has not been studied in children, there is no information in the FDA-approved label to guide prescribing for this age group. This can lead to what is known as “off-label” use of a prescription drug.
Tagged Treatment | Youth | Research | Depression | Families | Help | Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders
Feb 4, 2014
By: Jackie Oberst Ph.D., and Matthew Rudorfer M.D., National Institute of Mental Health
Winter blues is a general term, not a formal medical diagnosis. Typically it comes about from some specific event such as a stressful holiday period or reminders of absent loved ones. This type of lowered mood usually clears up on its own without treatment.
Tagged Treatment | Depression | Mood Disorders