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Coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and the problems that tear families apart
Joel L. Young M.D.
CFS/ME is a condition that has baffled and divided the medical community for many years. Here, Dr. Young discusses new ways to think about and address this disease state.
Many parents are faced with the impossible decision of how to school their children come fall. We explore this choice with two seasoned child psychologists.
Understand the risks and benefits of antidepressant therapy.
How to avoid common pitfalls when diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder.
ADHD is widely misunderstood. Here are the most common myths about this disorder.
Understanding best practices in prescribing psychiatric medications to children.
Millions of Americans suffer from pain. It is important for clinicians to understand causes of pain and interventions to treat it.
This week's news offers new hope for individuals with treatment-resistant depression. Learn more about esketamine, or intra-nasal ketamine.
Although mental health clinicians are trained in assessing suicidal patients, it is important to constantly refresh one's knowledge in this area.
Anxiety disorders are very common, and appropriate treatment is critical in helping those afflicted to lead healthy and productive lives. Here we explore the use of benzodiazepines
Insomnia is a common struggle. Without the foundation of good sleep, the stress of the day can be even more intense. Read on to learn about what to do if you struggle with sleep.
A recent study explored the link between traumatic brain injuries and ADHD.
The government is cracking down on the prescribing of controlled substances in an effort to combat the opioid crisis. This necessary scrutiny means changes for patients and doctors
A new study sheds light on whether children are actually overprescribed psychiatric meds.
Not every child who exhibits poor behavior has an underlying psychiatric diagnosis. But some certainly do! How can you tell the difference?
All medical clinicians should contribute to tackling the opioid crisis.
This time of year is marked by the making of (and breaking of) resolutions. Set yourself up for success this year.
When it comes to children, how can you tell the difference between a discipline problem and a mental health diagnosis?
7 things you need to know about sexual assault and mental health.
Seasonal changes may impact your mood. What do you need to know and what can you do about it?
It is important to understand the real issues related to children and psychiatric medications.
With the school year officially upon us, many families may be facing heightened anxiety of their children related to school. There are ways that parents can help.
In this rough week for our nation, many parents are left wondering how to talk to their children about what they are seeing in the news. Here are some tips.
Start planning now for your child's transition back to school!
Healthcare is a buzzworthy topic in our nation right now. As mental health care providers, we have grave concerns about the future of mental health coverage.
ADHD and substance abuse are commonly co-occurring disorders. Let's look into the correlation vs. causation.
Childhood mental health issues are on the rise, and it will take a village to identify and treat them. Improving our understanding of them is a start.
Highlighting some new mental health research in honor of mental health awareness month...
In advance of International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, this blog focuses on offering some strategies to parents with trans children.
Children with AD/HD have unique needs and present unique challenges for parents. How can you best meet these needs? Read on to learn more.
Joel Young, M.D., teaches psychiatry at Wayne State University, and is the Medical Director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine.