mental disorders 

One Third of LGBT Youth Have Attempted Suicide

People participate in a candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in September. Credit: Reena Rose Sibayan, AP
It may get better, but for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, it's still ...
The good news is that 70 percent of the LGBT youth in the study didn't meet the criteria for any mental disorders.

Grade School Counselors Could Boost Student Performance, Study Finds

President Barack Obama walks with Anthony Black from Washington, DC., as he meets with the five children who were featured in the documentary "Waiting for Superman" in the Oval Office on Oct. 11, 2010. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
The docu...
Providing the opportunity for grade school-aged students to meet with counselors is an experiment that could rapidly boost student performance, quell disruptive behavior and resuscitate schools.

Your Kid Crazy? Don't Worry, It's a Big Club

Is moodiness in teens a medical condition? Credit: Getty Images
Teenagers are nuts. Tell you something you don't know? Very well. Let's get clinical. At least one in five adolescents in the United States has some kind of mental disorder tha...
Teens suffer from depression, anxiety, panic, hyperactivity and short attention spans. Who woulda thunk it?

Children of Bipolar Parents at Risk for Mental Disorders, Study Shows

The Parents' Curse: "I hope you have children just like you!" There may be a scientific basis for that. If your child's temper tantrums and assorted fits are frazzling your last nerve, it could be because he or she is a sort of mini-you. Reut...

Pregnant smokers more likely to have mental disorders

Smoking during pregnancy can be a touchy subject. The negative side effects for both mother and fetus are widely understood, but yet some women simply can't quit until after the baby is born. A recent study suggests that, for at least some smokers, t...


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