What can 'Finding Dory' teach us?

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Today’s guest blogger is Marilyn B. Benoit, MD, Chief Clinical and Medical Officer, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Pixar’s... Read more

How does exposure to gun violence affect kids and teens?

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In the early hours of June 12, the worst mass shooting in American history happened. A gunman killed 49 people and wounded dozens more in a... Read more

Teen suicide rates up, especially among young girls

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I need to talk with you about a matter of life and death: suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people 10-24 years... Read more

How we all can fight the effects of poverty

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Last month, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that all pediatricians screen for poverty in children, hoping to reduce the toxic... Read more

What happens to kids when their fathers kill their mothers?

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It’s common, which makes it even more horrifying. One of every three women will experience abuse committed by an intimate partner, such... Read more

When teens and their doctor find themselves in a bind

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Preface: As an adolescent medicine physician, I embrace confidentiality. I even wrote about it in this blog! After all, why would my teenage... Read more

3 ways to promote healthy self-confidence for kids

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Today’s guest blogger is Paul LeBuffe is the Director of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children in Villanova, Pa. Self-confidence... Read more

Screening is not equal to treatment in teen depression

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Adolescent depression is a problem in the United States, but the good news is that effective treatment is readily available. An estimated 2... Read more