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Teen Development Mental Health And Behavior
Eval and therapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation first to determine the severity of symptoms and whether or not meds are warranted, then find a reputable psychotherapist to explore what depression and bipolar disorder mean to you, how they impact you, their history, and how these symptoms and/or any others can be better dealt with. ...Read more
Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more
Overall health, Improving mental health.
Stress relief, sleep, natural remedies. Suggestions on possible Specialist to seek out.
Advice on what to do?
Where to start..: Write down your "top of the list" 1 or 2 health concerns, eg, fatigue, poor sleep, motivation, relationships. Include how long a problem, what you've tried that's helped/not helped. Include all meds you take including OTC/herbal supplements/birth control, alcohol/drug/tobacco use, current stresses. Discuss this with pcp and ask for advice/referral to a mental health professional if appropriate. ...Read more
Around puberty age: Boys who don't have evidence of puberty by age 13-14 should be evaluated by their doctors. A pediatric endocrinologist can help. If boys are known to have hypogonadism for any reason, they will need testosterone supplementation to go thru puberty. Not infrequently, constitutional delay of puberty may also require a jump start with low dose testosterone for some months. ...Read more
Very!: Kids acquire their peak bone mass during adolescence. To get the most benefit, diet should include enough vitamin d and calcium. Many people are vitamin d insufficient or worse. A daily vitamin and calcium supplements are recommended to those who need it. Sometimes extra vitamin d is given. Please discuss with your doctor to determine if your child is getting enough of these & other nutrients. ...Read more
Need More Info: Could be a physical immaturity or an emotional one. Or both. This question needs more information for a better answer. ...Read more
Intensity and issues: Sometimes it can be hard to tell. Both borderlines and adolescents are working on their independence -- but borderlines are working on it from much earlier (like 18-36 months of age). Borderline moods are much more unstable, there is rampant splitting into "all good" ; "all bad, " they may self mutilate and threaten suicide, and they are intensely insecure -- much more than healthy teens. ...Read more
Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Holistic approach: Mental and emotional improvement usually change individual' self -concept. Improved self-concept is positively affected someone's attitude and as a result his/her behavior. ...Read more
Mental health: Mental health can affect growth and development through child but not beyond that. Any concerns with growth and development deserves a consultation with a psychologist as soon as you can be seen. ...Read more
A lot: Pull over& listen. You scare me. Do you really think a ''mentally well'' person would drive recklessly? As a psychiatrist, i hope you are kidding me. If not, you walk & think until you understand the death of a child ! go to your nearest morgue & look real good at the gruesome results of reckless driving. Got it? Good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Nature/nurture: As children develop they are shaped by two factors, their genetics and their enviornment. The mental health of the parent would impact both. Genetically many mental health disorers are generationally passed on. The stability of a parent greatly affects the child developmentally. Different theories of development identify different levels of impact. Overall, most theories agree childhood is. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?
Congratulations: on working on your own coping skills. You MAY be being discouraged by the pathology that still exists in your family system. Stay rooted in what you have learned and exercise compassion w/family. See clinical psychologist for psych testing if you would like to know more about your personality. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
School, doc, etc: Teen mental health info can be found in a number of places. The school counselor will usually have pamphlets (like on glee) or websites you can use. The american academy of pediatrics has a number of resources and website links to use, and there are online resources like the mayo clinic and johns hopkins that publish information. Plus the cdc has a whole section on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adolescent development (adolescence) is the normal condition in which children of modern societies transition from childhood to full adulthood, from about age 13 to 18 years. Puberty (the physical changes to become an adult) occurs in adolescence. Adolescence includes ...Read more
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