Posts Tagged ‘adolescence’

By On November 14th, 2012

Diagnoses of Mental Illness in Teens Especially Difficult

For mental health professionals, working with young people presents a real challenge. Especially in teenagers, it can be difficult to determine what are symptoms of mental illness and what are simply symptoms of adolesence. Though he practices in the West Indies, where things are likely a little different, Dr. Wendel Abel’s article on the subject…


By On October 30th, 2012

Misconceptions About Anorexia

Even for professionals who treat it, there are plenty of misconceptions about anorexia. The eating disorder is generally regarded as a problem for females and often a dysfuntional family dynamic is blamed. Tom Woolridge suggests a far more complicated issue at Psychology Today. While it is true that families can play an important role in…

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