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What is Considered Sexual Assault? A Guide on Sexual Assault.

Published with permission from Florin/Roebig Trial AttorneysPublished: December 16, 2019 Last Modified: July 22, 2020 If you’re searching for advice…

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…

Stepping into the Unknown

By Stephanie BensonNeuroscience Associate, Yellowbrick The Virus is here and it’s changing the world.  We are in uncharted territory. Fear…

Vaping

By Marc Sandrolini, MD E-cigarette use, commonly known as vaping, gained rapid popularity after hitting the US market in 2007….

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,…

Suicide Deaths Are a Major Component of the Opioid Crisis that Must Be Addressed

By Joshua Gordon, Nora Volkow on September 19, 2019 From the National Institute of Mental Health, Director’s Messages September is…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

Crisis on Campus: Mental Health Illness

Source: TopCounselingSchools.org

ADHD Medication Use Doubled by Young Adults

The use of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) prescription drugs for young adults is on the rise. Commonly prescribed medications,…

Ten Good Mental Health Reasons Not To Drink…

If you have issues with anxiety or depression or controlling your impulses here are ten good reasons why abstinence from…

Dark Mornings: Time Change or Depression?

It’s inevitable: The end of daylight saving time.  With winter approaching, things get dark.  Leaves, changing from vibrant green to…

Healing After Trauma

Bradley Stolbach, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and Project Director…

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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.