Articles About Adolescent Mood Disorders


  • Relationship Difficulties Linked to Heart Problems, Anxiety
    According to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.conflict and family demands can increase an individual’s risk for anxiety disorders and coronary artery disease.
  • Understanding Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that has a significant impact on how people think, manage their emotions and interact with others in social situations.
  • Is Sleep Deprivation Putting Your Teen at Risk for Depression & Thoughts of Suicide?
    The “sleepy teen” is somewhat of a stock character in countless sitcoms and other forms of pop culture entertainment. But in the real world, sleep  or, to be more specific, the lack thereof  is an important issue that may be wreaking havoc with the mental health of young people around the world.
  • Feeling Depressed? Get Some Fresh Air
    People who live close to green space have lower rates of depression, anxiety and poor physical health than do those who reside in more urban settings, according to a recent study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
  • The Top 10 Health Concerns for Children – and How to Treat Them
    With the joys of parenthood comes a host of worries. Here are parents’ top 10 health concerns for 2009.
  • Stigma Keeps Many Teens from Getting Mental Health Treatment
    From attention-grabbing fashion decisions to passionate beliefs to a somewhat disquieting tendency to share intimate and outlandish thoughts and images with the world via the Internet, today’s teens seem to be fearless when it comes to expressing themselves on any topic that is important to them. But on at least one important issue  depression  too many young people are remaining quiet.
  • Study Identifies Three Effective Treatments for Childhood Anxiety Disorders
    Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders affecting children and adolescents. Untreated anxiety can undermine a child’s success in school, jeopardize his or her relationships with family, and inhibit social functioning.
  • Mood Disorders Predict Later Substance Abuse Problems
    Findings from an extensive, long-term study “confirm the link between mood disorders and substance abuse or dependence problems…they also suggest that earlier detection of bipolar symptoms could help to prevent consequent substance abuse problems.”