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THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN, OR… “WHAT WAS SHE THINKING!?”
THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN, OR… “WHAT WAS SHE THINKING!?”

THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN, OR… “WHAT WAS SHE THINKING!?”

By David H. Baron, MD, Medical Director, Yellowbrick This article appears in Evanston Womens Magazine Kaitlyn was an “A” student….

THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN, OR… “WHAT WAS SHE THINKING!?”

By David H. Baron, MD, Medical Director, Yellowbrick This article appears in Evanston Womens Magazine Kaitlyn was an “A” student….

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Fitting In

Fitting In

What does it mean to fit in? We spend all of high school obsessing over it (or pretending not to…

Fitting In

What does it mean to fit in? We spend all of high school obsessing over it (or pretending not to…

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Tech and Mental Health

Tech and Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of a balanced wellness plan. Although seeking out care for mental health has been…

Tech and Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of a balanced wellness plan. Although seeking out care for mental health has been…

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Pressure & Youth Sports Study

Pressure & Youth Sports Study

Youth sports can offer a wide variety of positive benefits, such as team-building, personal commitment, friendly competition, and exercise. However,…

Pressure & Youth Sports Study

Youth sports can offer a wide variety of positive benefits, such as team-building, personal commitment, friendly competition, and exercise. However,…

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The benefits of group therapy

The benefits of group therapy

Group therapy is gaining in popularity, thanks to the fact that it has proven to be both cost-effective and just…

The benefits of group therapy

Group therapy is gaining in popularity, thanks to the fact that it has proven to be both cost-effective and just…

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Millennials And Debt—The Long-Term Effect

Millennials And Debt—The Long-Term Effect

Credit cards, student loans, mortgages, car payments—today’s millennials have more debt than ever, and studies show that there can be…

Millennials And Debt—The Long-Term Effect

Credit cards, student loans, mortgages, car payments—today’s millennials have more debt than ever, and studies show that there can be…

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Brain Training: How Strengthening Your Brain Can Improve Your Mental Health

Brain Training: How Strengthening Your Brain Can Improve Your Mental Health

When people talk about mental health, they don’t often think about the “health” part of the phrase. In fact, most…

Brain Training: How Strengthening Your Brain Can Improve Your Mental Health

When people talk about mental health, they don’t often think about the “health” part of the phrase. In fact, most…

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5 Signs That You May Be Minimizing Trauma

5 Signs That You May Be Minimizing Trauma

We all have a tendency to minimize traumatic events. We tell ourselves, “That’s in the past. I should be over…

5 Signs That You May Be Minimizing Trauma

We all have a tendency to minimize traumatic events. We tell ourselves, “That’s in the past. I should be over…

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It’s a Shame: The symptoms of shame and how to combat it

It’s a Shame: The symptoms of shame and how to combat it

Shame is one of the most powerful emotions that we feel. It can cause us to sever relationships, sink into…

It’s a Shame: The symptoms of shame and how to combat it

Shame is one of the most powerful emotions that we feel. It can cause us to sever relationships, sink into…

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10 Tips for College Students with ADHD

10 Tips for College Students with ADHD

For years, ADHD was thought to affect mainly elementary and high school-aged students. But increasingly, research has shown that ADHD…

10 Tips for College Students with ADHD

For years, ADHD was thought to affect mainly elementary and high school-aged students. But increasingly, research has shown that ADHD…

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6 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

6 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holidays can be an emotional time for many people, but for those who have recently stopped drinking, navigating the…

6 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holidays can be an emotional time for many people, but for those who have recently stopped drinking, navigating the…

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The Pros and Cons of Greek Life: Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

The Pros and Cons of Greek Life: Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

One of the biggest decisions incoming college students face is whether to join a fraternity or sorority. And, if you’re…

The Pros and Cons of Greek Life: Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

One of the biggest decisions incoming college students face is whether to join a fraternity or sorority. And, if you’re…

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The dangers of abusing Adderall

The dangers of abusing Adderall

Call it a case of unintended consequences. Twenty years ago, the prescription medication Adderall debuted as a treatment for narcolepsy…

The dangers of abusing Adderall

Call it a case of unintended consequences. Twenty years ago, the prescription medication Adderall debuted as a treatment for narcolepsy…

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Incoming Freshman: How to Start College Off Right

Incoming Freshman: How to Start College Off Right

  Starting college is one of life’s major milestones. For many students, it’s the first time they’ll be living away…

Incoming Freshman: How to Start College Off Right

  Starting college is one of life’s major milestones. For many students, it’s the first time they’ll be living away…

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What You Need to Know About Parenting a Transgender Child

What You Need to Know About Parenting a Transgender Child

Finding out that you have a transgender child or one who is exploring gender identity can be a jarring moment…

What You Need to Know About Parenting a Transgender Child

Finding out that you have a transgender child or one who is exploring gender identity can be a jarring moment…

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What to Do When Your Son or Daughter Wants to Drop Out of College

What to Do When Your Son or Daughter Wants to Drop Out of College

College isn’t just about academics—it’s also a life stage that allows teens to transition into life as independent adults. When…

What to Do When Your Son or Daughter Wants to Drop Out of College

College isn’t just about academics—it’s also a life stage that allows teens to transition into life as independent adults. When…

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How Parents Can Help Young Adults Make Important Life Decisions

How Parents Can Help Young Adults Make Important Life Decisions

How do you become an adult? By making the important life decisions that determine how you’re going to live. “The…

How Parents Can Help Young Adults Make Important Life Decisions

How do you become an adult? By making the important life decisions that determine how you’re going to live. “The…

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Signs of Someone’s First Psychotic Episode: What You Need to Know

Signs of Someone’s First Psychotic Episode: What You Need to Know

When you hear the term “psychotic break,” you might picture someone who’s out of control and experiencing delusions, hallucinations, illogical…

Signs of Someone’s First Psychotic Episode: What You Need to Know

When you hear the term “psychotic break,” you might picture someone who’s out of control and experiencing delusions, hallucinations, illogical…

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Sexual Assault on College Campuses: A major cause for mental health problems

Sexual Assault on College Campuses: A major cause for mental health problems

A college student goes to a party. She’s drinking, hanging out with her friends, flirting with a cute guy. They…

Sexual Assault on College Campuses: A major cause for mental health problems

A college student goes to a party. She’s drinking, hanging out with her friends, flirting with a cute guy. They…

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Hold Off Before Hooking Up

Hold Off Before Hooking Up

Commitment seems to be a word many Millennials struggle with. Traditional dating has been replaced with hooking up, and for…

Hold Off Before Hooking Up

Commitment seems to be a word many Millennials struggle with. Traditional dating has been replaced with hooking up, and for…

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Why Sleep Is Good for Your Mental Health

Why Sleep Is Good for Your Mental Health

We’ve all heard that getting enough sleep is important, but did you know that lack of sleep can actually affect…

Why Sleep Is Good for Your Mental Health

We’ve all heard that getting enough sleep is important, but did you know that lack of sleep can actually affect…

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    Real-Time Treatment for Emerging Adults and their Families

    Bipolar Disorder

    A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.

    Major Depressive Disorder

    People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.

    Neuroatypical “Spectrum” Individuals and their Families

    These individuals often experience an extended period of anxiety and disruption as the young person ages out of the structured support settings available through the educational and social services systems.

    Thought Disorder

    A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.

    Personality Disorders

    Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.

    PTSD

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.

    ADHD

    A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.

    Eating Disorders

    Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.

    OCD

    A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.

    Adopted Individuals and Families

    We are committed to the developing specialized services for adopted emerging adults and their families.