February 6, 2013
Invoking the painful memory of the schoolchildren killed in Newtown, Conn., a month ago, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the most ambitious gun-control drive in generations. Proposals include universal background checks as well as bans on assault weapons and ammunition clips that hold more than 10 bullets. Some of his proposals are sure to more »
November 14, 2012
Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic’s Sixth Annual Awards Luncheon yesterday honored Keris Jan Myrick and the Empowerment Congress Mental Health Committee for their stellar efforts in advancing the cause of mental health and well-being for children, youth and families. Ms. Myrick serves as board chairperson of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s more »
October 14, 2012
Both her sons have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the most difficult part is dealing with the perception of her children’s disorder by other people.
Symptoms can range from extreme anxiety to emotional numbness, from violence to withdrawal, from hyper-arousal and activity to clinical depression.
A preliminary study finds certain biological markers in the blood of teens with depression that are absent in healthy counterparts. It could lead to the first diagnostic testing for depression. 1 2 3
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