Recently, you've noticed your 15-year-old daughter just picking at her food. Your son jokes about her going on another diet, and her grandmother says, "You could use some meat on your bones." She looks down and screams that she ate a big lunch at school and is not hungry. When she gets up suddenly... Treatment of Children With Mental Disorders
A Note to Parents There has been public concern over reports that very young children are being prescribed psychotropic medications. The studies to date are incomplete, and much more needs to be learned about young children who are treated with medications for all kinds of illnesses. In the field... Psychiatric Medication for Children and Adolescents Part I
Medication can be an effective part of the treatment for several psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence. A doctor's recommendation to use medication often raises many concerns and questions in both the parents and the youngster. The physician who recommends medication should be... For Parents and Caregivers - The Effects of Overweight and Obesity
Not only are overweight and obese children at risk for serious health conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - all once considered exclusively adult issues - they're also prone to low self-esteem that stems from being teased, bullied, or rejected by peers....
Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Older Adopted Children
December 10, 2007, 5:20 am
Children who have been adopted at an age older than newborn frequently struggle with self-esteem issues. They may come across as if they are superior to everyone they encounter including family members. Is that really a mask for a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to even the slightest... Why Is Your Child Addicted to Anorexia? Potential New Treatment
October 8, 2007, 6:45 am
Why is it so difficult for people to control or stop an eating disorder once they begin the eating disorder? Apparently, anorexia activates the same pathways in the brain as a club drug called ecstasy according to some scientists from France. Anorexia is an addictive habit because it stimulates... Building Bones: An Investment
April 17, 2007, 3:05 am
For all the plusses adoption presents, there are also minuses, one of which is having had no control of what went on with, or into, our kids before they came to us.
With studies now proving that much of what gives kids strong bones comes from the time before they were born , and very little...
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Based on examinations of 40 patients with anorexia nervosa, 22 of whom suffered from schizophrenia, 18 with borderline pathology (16 with an active method of weight losing, 24 with the bulimic variant of anorexia nervosa) and of 58 close relatives (mothers, ...
Me, Angry? - Mental Health Dept
Anorexia Nervosa .....22 Binge-Eating Disorder .....23 Bulimia Nervosa.....23 Mood Disorders .....24 Depression ... 22 Self-Injury Emotions cannot be denied. When a person cannot express emotions in a