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Overview Many adolescents are healthy, but some may be at an increased risk for becoming pregnant, acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (STD), abusing substances or developing an eating disorder.
Binge-eating disorder is a newly recognized condition believed to affect millions of Americans. Most people with binge-eating disorder have frequent episodes of eating what others would consider an
It’s sad but true that a negative body image is not uncommon among today’s youth and teens, especially among girls. Sometimes, however, body image distortion and associated behaviors spiral out of
Persistent Depressive Disorder, also called dysthymia, is a form of chronic depression. It includes symptoms similar to major depression, but they are more severe and longer lasting. Persistent
While some head injuries do cause serious and lasting damage, it’s important to remember that “head injury” is a broad term describing many different types of trauma—ranging from mild to severe. Here
Lead poisoning occurs when lead — a metal that was once a common ingredient in paint and is still used in batteries, pipes, pottery and even cosmetics — builds up in the body. Little by little, lead
Everyone, including children, goes through periods of feeling unhappy or listless. But if the feelings are very strong or persist for a long time, they might be caused by a medical problem. Major
A mold allergy is an abnormal response of your child’s body to mold
Obesity occurs when a child is significantly over the ideal weight for her height. Like adults, children become obese when they eat more calories than they use. Obesity in children is determined by
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or worry that he/she tries to manage by performing
Watching your child struggle with fear is incredibly difficult for any parent. And it can be hard to tell whether your child’s fear is just a normal phase that all kids go through, or something more
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition that affects people who have survived a terrifying physical or emotional event. Even after they are “safe” and physically
As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to watch your child becoming distressed and worried about being separated from you. When this distress is ongoing and disruptive to your child’s (as well as your
Suicide occurs when a person chooses to end his or her life. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among all Americans, the 2nd leading cause of death among children and adolescents ages 10-24,
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”