Adolescent Medicine Perspective

 
 

  • Future at Risk: Strategic Screening   Alabama psychologists partner with primary care colleagues to offer curbside consultation that improves diagnosis for depression and ensures adequate treatment.
  • TikTok’s Impact on Adolescent Mental Health Oversharing about personal strategies may lead to misconceived advice for TikTok viewers, and watching these TikTok videos can have negative mental health effects, say authors Sammi Wong and Jaclyn Chua.
  • Is America Really Ready for More Restrictive Abortion Access? After some reflection, there's one certainty about post-Roe America: More women will die if abortion access is restricted.
  • Managing Maternal and Infant Mental Health Misty Richards, MD, describes management techniques for better mental health in mothers and their infants.
  • Resiliency in Medicine A pediatrician reflects on resiliency in medicine: what it is, where it comes from, and why it is necessary for physicians.
  • Global HIV Goals Suffer Major Setbacks During COVID-19 This year's status update by UNAIDS on the HIV epidemic worldwide gives cause for concern.
  • Episode 5: The Role of Sleep in Major Depressive Disorder   Drs Madhukar Trivedi and Andrew Krystal disentangle the complex relationship between sleep and major depressive disorder.
  • Progestin-Releasing IUDs and Ectopic Pregnancy   In the post–Roe v Wade environment, highly effective methods of contraception are a priority for many women.
  • Old Bones From Anorexia Nervosa Low bone density is common in those with anorexia nervosa. Dr Misra offers insight and advice on improving bone density in these patients.
  • Episode 1: Risks Associated With Antipsychotic Medications   Drs John Kane and Christoph U. Correll discuss the types of monitoring and support that patients with schizophrenia may need while receiving antipsychotic medications.
  • Update on Worldwide Monkeypox Outbreak The nonendemic outbreak of monkeypox among men who have sex with men (MSM) started on May 13, 2022, and is now a global health emergency -- so, time for an update.
  • Back-to-School Vaccinations Making sure that children are up-to-date on all their vaccinations, including COVID-19, is an essential part of the preparation for the upcoming school year.
  • Reversal of Roe v Wade Affects Adolescents Margaret Thew, RN, DNP, FNP, discusses the effects of abortion restrictions on adolescents, and the likelihood that parents and teens will come to clinicians for advice.
  • Social Media in the Lives of Adolescents Experts discuss the many ways that social media can increase poor mental health outcomes in adolescents, and what parents and clinicians can do to limit exposure to these apps.
  • How to Prescribe PrEP in Primary Care   Get familiar with which of your patients should be offered one of the three agents now available for PrEP.
  • Pediatric Obesity Treatment Options As the numbers of children with obesity continues to increase, new and more effective treatments are available. Dr Justin Ryder reviews some of the options.
  • Precocious Puberty -- How Early Is Too Soon? Precocious puberty affects more girls each year as nutrition improves and obesity rates rise. Mark P. Trolice, MD, discusses how early may be too early for the onset of puberty.
  • Caring for the Young Elite Athlete William G. Wilkoff, MD, explains care needs for young athletes.
  • Can Science Quell the Social Media/Mental Health Crisis? Kali Cyrus, MD, MPH, comments on how Facebook and Instagram contribute to anxiety in kids and teenagers, and a new initiative to help better understand the link.
  • Precocious Puberty: To Treat or Not to Treat?   When and how to treat precocious puberty are some of the biggest challenges with these patients, say Drs Jessica Sparks Lilley and Maria Vogiatzi.