Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
15 Results Related to "Depression"
A person with bipolar disorder experiences extreme highs and lows for short or sustained periods of time; effective treatment is available.
Parental Depression: How it Affects a Child
One in five children in the U.S. lives with a parent who has severe depression; research identifies this as a major risk factor for difficulties in a child’s life.
Helping Children Cope with Divorce
The breakup of parents doesn’t have to be catastrophic for children. While divorce is a loss, it can bring positive changes to a family when handled well.
Depression in Children and Teens
Childhood depression affects about 5 percent of American children and adolescents. There are many effective treatment options for children and their families.
Suicide, whether spontaneous or planned, is a tragic act that has many long and far-reaching impacts.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children
A child or teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has intrusive, persistent thoughts and compulsions that make life hard at home and in school.
Everyone feels anxiety at times, but a person whose anxiety interferes with living a normal life may have an anxiety disorder, and it can be treated.
Pivotal Response Treatment
For children with autism, anger and other challenges, pivotal response treatment (PRT) builds on principles of earlier behavior modification methods.
Deep Brain Stimulation
Helpful for treating essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation may soon be used for other conditions like Alzheimer's disease and obesity.
Avoiding and Refusing to Go to School
For many reasons, including anxiety, depression, social issues and learning problems, an estimated 10-15% of kids are chronically absent from school.
Hostile, Disobedient and Defiant Behavior in Children
A child whose angry outbursts and aggressive behavior makes life difficult may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD); it affects 16 percent of teens.
Childhood Stress and Anxiety
Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in children. Learning healthy ways to calm down and handle fears is an important life skill.
Palliative Care for Cancer
Palliative care, which is not the same as hospice care, is for chronic medical conditions such as cancer, renal failure, or congestive heart failure.
Dyspnea with Advanced Cancers
Feeling as though you can’t take in enough oxygen, called dyspnea or “air hunger,” is a distressing symptom of advanced cancer.