It can be hard to distinguish teenage moodiness from depression. Discover the difference, learn why early intervention is important, and take positive steps to help your teen.
Severe acne has the potential to permanently scar your child’s skin. Teens who suffer from severe acne are at risk for psychological effects as well. Should parents intervene?
Knowing the facts about bullying is the first step toward preventing victimization of children and teens with epilepsy or other medical conditions, and keeping them safe.
Why do seemingly well-adjusted kids start behaving impulsively in their teens? An adolescent medicine expert explains why teens take unnecessary risks and how parents can hard-wire good decision-making skills early on.
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Parents of children with autism face special challenges as their child transitions to young adulthood. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s time to recognize the magnitude of this issue and work together to develop a rational approach to gun safety. It may involve a combination of research, education and regulations, which have been effective with other challenges in the past.
Parents who worry about their teens’ consumption of salt can take heart from a new study, which finds that a diet high in sodium may not have a negative impact on blood pressure levels in teenage girls. While recent research in adults has shown salt consumption may not negatively affect blood pressure the way scientists once … Read More
Adolescence is an emotional time of ups and downs. But marked changes in typical behavior can be a red flag that the problem is more serious. Your teen may be showing early signs of depression. Adolescents show many of the same common signs of depression in adults. They may experience persistent feelings of sadness or crying spells for seemingly no … Read More
A middle-schooler who sends friends sexually explicit texts is more likely to engage in other sexual behaviors as well, a recent study says. Psychologist Kate Eshleman, Psy.D explains, “The study found a relationship between sending sexually explicit messages or photos and other high-risk behaviors such as engaging in sexual behaviors, including genital touching up to intercourse.” … Read More
While most men won’t get testicular cancer, it’s the most common cancer among young men ages 15-35. It’s also highly curable, especially when it’s caught early. That’s why it’s so important that boys and teens learn how to perform testicular self-exams (TSE) and do them regularly. “In pre-pubertal boys, any unusual tumors or growths we … Read More