Niki's Experience One year ago, I was admitted to the psychiatric ward of a local hospital. Technically, the admission was voluntary. Nonetheless, it took two hours of sympathetic coaxing from nurses and my husband to get me to sign the form that would begin my five-day stay. Mental illness is... Helping Your Children Navigate Their Teenage Years - Getting Help for Your Teens
A Guide for Parents Getting Help for Your Teen Getting help for your teen is a major step in bringing him or her back from the edge of harm's way, and promoting a healthy future. You should also know that sometimes when a child is having serious difficulties, it may be a sign that there are... Doctor’s Letter To Include With Petition
James K. Friendly, M.D. 78494 Happy Lane Fairview, California 98333 To Whom It May Concern: Re: Mary Smith Jones I am the treating physician for Mary Smith Jones. I understand that Mary is petitioning the court to have her adoption records unsealed. By way of this letter, I wish to strongly... Anxiety Disorders Research at the National Institute of Mental Health - Factsheet
More than 19 million adult Americans ages 18 to 54 have anxiety disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) supports research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of anxiety disorders and other mental illnesses. This research is conducted both in the Institute's...
First biomarker could help boys at risk of major depression
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British brain scientists have identified the first biomarker, or biological signpost, for clinical depression and say it could help find boys in particular who are at risk of developing the debilitating mental illness. In a study in the Proceedings of the National... Cortisol Linked to Depression, Especially in Young Men
Researchers today announced that the first biomarker for clinical depression has been identified. A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has linked cortisol and depressive symptoms to clinical depression. This biomarker is especially strong Saliva test may identify boys at greatest risk of depression
CAMBRIDGE, England, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Testing for the stress hormone cortisol plus depressive symptoms may help doctors identify boys at high risk for clinical depression, British researchers say. Researchers discover tool to predict depression
A tool for predicting the risk of clinical depression in teenage boys has been developed by researchers. They say looking out for high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and reports of feeling miserable, lonely or unloved always could be tools used to highlight risks for depression. Researchers...
December 9, 2008, 11:56 am
I’ve been blessed to share my adoption journey with all of you for the last 21 months. You walked me through all the paperwork; helped me find productive things to do during the excruciating wait ; went on a virtual trip with me to meet the kids ; celebrated with me when the adoption was... Seasonal Affective Disorder
January 8, 2008, 11:53 am
It is a cold, rainy, foggy and gray day here in Wisconsin. It doesn’t exactly put anyone in a good mood. In fact it causes many people to suffer severe depression or to have mood swings.
It used to be called cabin fever, but now there is a real diagnosis for this and it’s called Seasonal... Disabilities and Disorders C-D
August 12, 2008, 12:02 pm
When reading a child’s profile or a child’s history prior to placement may have you reading terms you are unfamiliar with. This series will help you with some of the things you may read.
Part 1 – Disabilities and disorders
Cerebral Palsy – Cerebral Palsy, or CP, is a disease that affects...
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