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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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,…

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…

Outcome Report: Measuring Yellowbrick’s Progress with Young Adult Mental Health

Yellowbrick recently published its Outcome Report for the last seven years of intensive treatment of emerging adults. A look at…

Welcome to the Yellowbrick Blog: Advice, Support and Insights on Emerging Adulthood

We are pleased to introduce and welcome you to the Yellowbrick Blog. We have created this blog to be a…

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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.