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Coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and the problems that tear families apart
Joel L. Young M.D.
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 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. It will take a village to identify and treat them. Better understanding 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.
Being an involved parent is usually a positive thing... unless you become TOO involved.
Here we are a week and a half into the new year— how are YOU doing with YOUR resolutions?
Many tend to overindulge during the holiday season. This may have more unintended consequences than some might realize.
Why are the numbers of grandparents raising grandchildren higher than ever before? What is behind this phenomenon?
At a time of year when shopping is essentially a national tradition, it's important to understand when purchasing reaches compulsive levels.
With the end of Daylight Savings Time, it's a good time to delve into the impact that lack of sunlight can have on mood, sleep and energy.
In preparation for the school year, parents of children with disabilities should be aware of the resources available to them as well as what their child can expect at school.
A recent study in Comparative Psychiatry examines AD/HD's common comobidities. Check it out.
Recently, U.S. families spent Memorial Day barbecuing and celebrating the start of summer. But let us not lose sight of how we can truly honor our vets and active duty soldiers...
Pregnancy is a wonderful but often overwhelming time, particularly for women with underlying mental health issues. How can expectant mothers safely address mental health issues?
A new report from the CDC reveals a 24-percent increase in suicide in the United States. But why?
Joel Young, M.D., teaches psychiatry at Wayne State University, and is the Medical Director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine.