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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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Sober Talk to Friends When You Don’t Drink

What can you say to your friends who drink, if you’ve made a commitment not to? It can be embarrassing…

Genetic discovery may lead to suicide prevention

There is a definite stigma surrounding young adult suicide. Talking about suicide with a young adult can be complicated, as…

The Support Young Men Need (But Might Not Admit) When Impacted by Trauma

Emerging adult men need help sorting through emotions after experiencing trauma, whether they will admit to it or not. By…

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…

Peer Relationships & Loss: Tragedy

Peer relationships play an integral role as young adults develop their sense of self. When tragedy strikes, like physical, emotional,…

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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.