Is My Child Clinically Depressed?

child clinically depressed

Children, like adults, can experience “the blues”. For reasons unknown, all of us may feel sad, depressed and not like ourselves at times. For older children, hormones may be surging so irritability and mood swings can happen when least expected. If you find that your child is displaying depression symptoms that don’t seem to go…

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How to Spot Eating Disorders in Your Teen

How to Spot an Eating Disorder in Your Teen

Eating disorders include extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding both the issues of food and the person’s weight. However, these disorders often go unnoticed by the victim’s family and friends. Eating disorders often develop during the teenage years or the stage of early adulthood. The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating…

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Stages of Puberty – What is Normal and What is Not?

Puberty is an often-confusing time, both for the pubescent child and for their parents. Thanks to the hormonal influence of testosterone and estrogen, the changes that occur as a part of puberty can vary greatly for each individual child.  As pediatricians, we want to help provide you with trusted information so that you can recognize…

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