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Social Unrest and Parenting Teenagers

By Michael Losoff, PhDStaff PsychologistDirector of Adolescent Services Yellowbrick We are all struggling to absorb the intense and frightening social…

Navigating quarantine with your teenager

By Bryn Jessup, PhDDirector, Family Services & Systems,Yellowbrick In Illinois, the governor’s stay-at-home order has meant that you and your…

Can Negativity Make You Sick?

All the worry and fear about the coronavirus may make you wonder if a positive or negative outlook can have…

Paradigm Shift and Youth

By Michael Losoff, PhDStaff Psychologist, Director of Adolescent Services Yellowbrick A book that has had a vivid impact on me, even…

Online as Effective as Classroom Learning

Tracey Reaves, M.A.Coordinator of Adolescent Education and Clinical ServicesYellowbrick Are you afraid that school closures from COVID-19 are going to…

Humans are the most experience dependent species that has ever existed on the planet.

Our brain depends on its experiences to build itself. Our genes lay a blueprint, but they actually only contain a…

Psychiatric Hospitalization & Safety: Inpatient, or In the Patient?

David Baron, MD A recent article in the LA Times “How to Reduce Suicides on the Psychiatric Ward” offered a…

The Brain On Porn

An article published 12/29/2019 in Neuroscience News highlights the concerns generated by the prevalence of pornography viewing. According to statistics…

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing Brain

U.S. Department of Health & Human Service Office of the Surgeon General Content last reviewed on August 29, 2019 I,…

Going off to and at College: Parents and Emerging Adults in Transition

Jennifer Dunitz-Geiringer, JD, MSW Education and Career Specialist Yellowbrick It is the best of times and it is the worst…

Survey Reveals Factors Behind Millennial Burnout

Now that millennials are well into adulthood, the topic of “burnout” – a sense of chronic physical and mental exhaustion…

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….

Fitting In

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

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…

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…

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…

Beyond Fight or Flight: Healing Intergenerational Wounds

When we carry old resentments and unfinished business from our family of origin, it often haunts us in our current…

7 Tips for When Your Young Adult Children Move Back Home

Are you the parent of a young adult who has recently moved back home? If so, you’re not alone. Turns…

5 Tips for Students Returning to College After Treatment

College can be a stressful time for most students, but for those who are returning to college after being in…

Common conflicts emerging adults face while on the job

Between the ages of 18-30, emerging adults usually launch their career paths. This may be a smooth process for those…

Tips for College Students with ADHD

It’s back-to-school time, as the fall semester has begun. College students are gearing up for the return of late-night cram…

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    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.

    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.