Dr. Laura Markley, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, answers questions for Mental Health Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of adolescent deaths in Ohio. Talk about some of the common myths. The biggest myth that comes to mind is that if children are asked about […]
For teenage girls, the desire to be thin and fit in may be the basis for a strict regimen of diet and exercise. Taken too far, it may be an indication that they’re struggling with an eating disorder.