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Psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents III: Increases in psychiatric disorders during adolescence.

Today is the third of a series of brief posts about the recent results of the latest National Comorbidity Survey (NCS).

The NCS is a large nationally representative study of over 10,000 adolescents aged 13 to 18. The study aims to examine [...]

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I was recently reading a facebook discussion that began when someone complained about relatively skinny people who call themselves fat. “Stop calling yourself fat if you wear a size 4. That’s not fat, so stop it.” The discussion when on, mostly about who has a claim to the ‘fat’ title, but sometimes it touched on [...]

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Is vegetarianism among some teens possibly masking an eating disorder? When your teen says she wants to be a vegetarian, is it a red flag or any opportunity?

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PsychCentral today published an article discussing an on-going multi-center outpatient study of a family-based behavioral treatment intervention for anorexia: the Maudsley approach. The study is being conducted at New York-Presbyterian/Westchester, Stanford University, Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Toronto, and the Washington University in St. [...]

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