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Primary Care Doctors Often Reluctant to Treat Teen Depression

Primary care physicians are the first line of health care, screening for conditions that would otherwise go untreated. This may be particularly true for teens that may be exhibiting mental health symptoms. Parents and teens may dismiss depression as normal teen angst, but a physician could spot the signs. However, a study discovered that pediatric […]

Recurrence of Major Depressive Disorder

Depression is an illness which affects over 120 million people around the world in one form or another. Major depressive disorder is a lifelong illness that is characterized by severe episodes of depression separated by extended periods of time.

Treating Teen Depression with Acupuncture

Depression affects 15 percent of American adults and 20 percent of U.S. teens. While most teens experience bouts of angst just because they are in a highly transitional phase of development, many are diagnosed with clinical depression. Knowing how best to treat depression in teens is an issue of national concern.

SAMe as a Treatment for Depression

SAMe (SAM-e) is the common abbreviation for a substance called S-adenosylmethionine, which occurs naturally throughout the human body. This substance plays a vital role in a number of internal processes essential to continuing health and wellbeing. In its man-made, supplemental form, SAMe is widely considered beneficial as a form of complementary and alternative medicine, or […]

Social Anxiety May Increase for Teens as School Draws Near

Just about everyone feels a twinge of nervousness when entering a new situation, and the first day of school can be especially nerve-wracking for teens and pre-teens. For teens with social anxiety, worries over not knowing their way around, social demands and the fear of appearing foolish in front of peers can be the cause […]