- Age-Specific Concerns
Children and Healthcare
- Childhood Illnesses
- Childhood Injuries, Poisons, and Burns
- Disease Prevention
- When Your Child Has Surgery
- When Your Child Is Sick
- Emotions and Behavior
The Healthy Child
- About Sleep
- Activities and Exercise
- Dental Care
- Hearing, Speech, and Language
- Nutrition and Eating
- Physical Development
- Safety and Injury Prevention
- Sports Safety and Injuries
- Vision Care
Depressed Kids Need Help
Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.
Major Depression in Adolescents
Depression is a mood disorder that involves a adolescent's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.
Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents
Manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder, is a type of affective disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs. It is becoming an important health concern in this country.
Understanding Teenage Depression
The medical community once thought depression affected only adults. The risk for the condition begins in the early teens, however, and increases steadily through the mid-20s.