Teenage Mental Health
Friday's Progress Notes - August 20, 1999
Mental Health Information - Vol. 3 Issue 31
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1. Talking to kids with ADHD
2. Youth violence prevention
3. High risk behaviors among adolescents
4. Guidelines for adolescent prevention services
5. Screening adolescents for substance abuse
6. Preventing inhalant abuse
7. Depression in children and teens
8. Parenting styles
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- ADHD: Diagnosis and Treatment
- Treating Difficult Adolescents
- Adolescent Girls: Development and Treatment Issues
- Suicide Assessment and Intervention
- Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
- PTSD: Treating Adults, Adolescents, and Children
- Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Other Eating-Related Problems
- Depression and Suicide in Children and Adolescents
- Brief CBT in the Treatment of Substance Abuse
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Family Counseling: Family Involvement, Assessment, Closure, and Ethical Issues
- Childhood Sexuality: Discerning Healthy from Abnormal Sexual Behaviors
Screening for and prevention of high risk behaviors are a critical part of providing high
quality health care for adolescents. Today's newsletter touches on a broad range of health
issues relevant to teenagers.
One prevention program, "Warning Signs," a joint project on youth violence
between the American Psychological Association and MTV appears to be working. The APA's
Practice Directorate has encouraged practitioners to become involved in conducting youth
forums on violence prevention. Below is an article on the success of these efforts and
information on how to obtain a forum planning kit.
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John L. Miller, MD
1. EMPOWERING PARENTS
How To Stop Arguing - and Start Talking - with Your ADHD Child
I often joke that kids with ADHD would make great politicians or lawyers, because they never give up a fight!
2. APA MONITOR
Youth Violence Prevention - Warning Signs
Parents, teachers, school administrators and youth are listening-and talking-about violent behavior & how to prevent it. The APA provides a Warning Signs guide.
3. CENTER FOR
Assessing Health Risk Behaviors Among Young People
Risk behaviors include tobacco use, unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors that may result in HIV infection, other sexually
transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies, violence and suicide, and motor vehicle
crashes. (Note: This site is graphic intensive and may be slow loading.)
4. AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Guidelines fo Adolescent Preventive Services
The goal of GAPS is to improve health care delivery to adolescents using primary and
secondary interventions to prevent and reduce adolescent morbidity and mortality. GAPS
includes recommendations for screening of biomedical, behavioral, & emotional
Screening and Assessing Adolescents for Substance Use Disorders
The purpose of screening is to identify adolescents who need a more comprehensive assessment for substance use disorders.
6. U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
Inhalant Abuse: A Parent's Guide To Preventing Inhalant Abuse
Today more than 1,000 different products are commonly abused.
7. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depressive disorders, which include major depressive disorder (unipolar depression), dysthymic disorder (chronic, mild depression), and bipolar disorder (manic-depression), can have far reaching effects on the functioning and adjustment of young people.
8. CLEARINGHOUSE ON ELEMENTARY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Parenting Style and Its Correlates
Parenting is a complex activity that includes many specific behaviors that work individually and together to influence child outcomes.
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