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Teen health isn’t just about washing your hands and staying active--it’s much more than that. To build overall wellness, physical and mental health have to be taken into consideration. As a society, we tend to focus on physical health because it’s easy to see and...

Changing leaves, candy corn, trick-or-treating, scary costumes, and Hocus Pocus--these are all things we think about when October rolls around. But among all the plastic skeletons, fake bats, and black cats, it’s important to remember that it’s Bullying Prevention Month and many children face real...

In a psychiatric assessment for teens, the goal is to clarify an individual’s diagnosis and make sure it’s correct. Licensed experts such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, professional therapist, and psychiatric nurse practitioner review a teen’s current diagnosis and medication for accuracy and effectiveness--then improve it,...

Depression isn’t rare--studies have found that around 3 million teens, ages 12 to 17, experience at least one major depressive episode in a year. That’s a high number and should make it clear that getting an assessment for depression isn’t anything to be embarrassed about....

Teenagers are typically predictable in their unpredictability. One moment they’re slamming the door in your face--the next, they’re acting like the sweet child they used to be all the time. Adolescence is a roller-coaster of social and hormonal factors, making it a perfect recipe for...

“Eyes are the window to the soul”--a saying that has been passed around for hundreds of years, with no known origin, but seems to resonate. The eyes are critical for making decisions, understanding another person’s emotions, and helping others understand yours. New research suggests that...

Untreated teen depression is a destructive force. If allowed to run rampant through a youth’s mind, it can cause issues in school and at home, it can make daily life feel nearly impossible, and it can follow that individual into adulthood. New research is showing...