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A 43-year-old member asked:

i need a psychiatrist urgently preferably a teen psychiatrist?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Teen psychiatrist: You can search for such a psychiatrist in your area through the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry: http://www.Aacap.Org/cs/root/child_and_adolescent_psychiatrist_finder/child_and_adolescent_psychiatrist_finder.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Psych.: Contact aacap for reference.
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Contact AACAP: American association for child & adolescent psychiatry at aacap.Org.

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What should I do if my teen has started to smoke cigarettes?

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Dr. John Moseri
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Teen smoking: Teen smoking is the gateway to other drugs/alcohol. Talk with her to discuss the pros and cons of smoking cigarette, and how to quit. Changing behavior is not easy, but is certainly doable.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there an association between grades and school and whether or not a teen will abuse drugs?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
No: Like anything else, it depends on multiple factors. "abusing drugs, " in this context, implies a "drug problem." drug use, in and of itself, is not a problem. Like "hearing voices, " in and of itself, is not a problem. Psychiatric problems are a problem when they...Well...Become a problem. You can "hear voices" all day long. But, if they are nice and helpful, is that so bad?
A 45-year-old member asked:

Im a teen that can't wait to start. Everyone except me has started what do I do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Be patient: The timing of menses involves a complex interplay of the hormones that grow you taller, and those that prepair your female organs for life after puberty. Being first or last at anything at your age is stressful, but understand that you will stop growing taller soon after starting. Most only grow 2 inches more. Chances are your genes will make you grow taller & you will start when your body says so.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Whats that teen disease that can be caught by close contact and kissing or even sitting next to eachother?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Mononucleosis: You are probably referring to "mononucleosis" or the "kissing disease". This is an infectious disease common among youth & teenagers caused by a particular virus call the epstein-barr virus. It causes painful swelling of the lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat, "white spots" over the tonsils & throat, swollen glands usually in the back of the neck, fever, tiredness & sometimes a rash.
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How do I figure out how tall a teen will be? Is there an online calculator or app?

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