Adolescent Medicine Perspective

 
 
  • Hormonal Management of Gender-Diverse Patients: SOC8 Updates These guidelines also recognize knowledge deficits and are intended to be flexible to meet the individual needs of transgender patients.
  • Meditation for Children Experts discuss the benefits of meditation for children and teens with anxiety and depression.
  • With a Little Help From Our Friends Schuyler W. Henderson, MD talks about conversations to have with adolescents about how and when to reach out to their peers vs adults for help.
  • TikTok Time Bomb: Perpetuating Weight Loss and Diets Hashtags promoting diet and weight loss proliferate on TikTok, but most content is from nonexperts. Dr Caroline Apovian offers thoughts on how to change the conversation.
  • Direct to Consumer Wearables For Children: Who, What, When and How? This review explores direct to consumer wearables (D2CWs) and their use in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients — how to identify appropriate patients, what tools should be considered, implementation of device use, and management of acquired data.
  • Recognizing Comorbid Anxiety Disorders in Patients With Clinical Depression   In reflecting on his early career, Lorenzo Norris, MD, wishes he had been more aware of the presence of comorbid anxiety disorders in his patients with depression.
  • Future at Risk: A Biopsychosocial Plan   UAB experts discuss the pillars of treatment for depression, which include psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle changes that incorporate diet and exercise.
  • The Lives of Drug Users Are More Important Than Stopping Drug Use Elisabeth Poorman, MD, MPH, says doctors should allow for gradual improvement in drug users' health rather than an abstinence-only approach.
  • Screen Time for Kids: What’s the Big Deal? Less is better when it comes to screen time for kids and more “in real life” is best!
  • These Are the Data Docs Need to Tackle Monkeypox With burnout increasing among frontline providers, how can we enable effective patient care as we continue to battle new infectious diseases?
  • WPATH Guidelines Changed Treatment M. Brett Cooper, MD, discusses the new WPATH guidelines for care of youth with gender dysphoria.
  • Why the 5-Day Isolation Period for COVID Makes No Sense   Here's what's wrong with the CDC's arbitrary 5-day isolation period recommendation for COVID.
  • My Patient Vapes. How Should I Counsel Him? e-cigarettes are popular among adolescents. Is there a downside that primary care physicians should address with patients?
  • CDC Updates STI Treatment Guidelines Newly updated sexually transmitted infections treatment guidelines provide evidence-based diagnostic, management, and treatment recommendations.
  • Will a New Bill Protect Kids From Social Media? California has passed a bill requiring social media companies to consider children's mental health. A psychiatrist reflects on the bill and the association between mood disorders and internet use.
  • AAP 2022 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAP 2022
  • Polio Making a Comeback? A recent case of polio is a wake-up call, says a pediatrician who outlines ways in which physicians can convince skeptical parents to get their children vaccinated.
  • Why I'm Back to Seeing Kids and Pregnant Patients Dr Kenny Lin is going back to family basics and caring for entire families again. Why, and how did he do it?
  • Me, My Spouse, and COVID In a 'Families in Psychiatry' column, Dr Alison Heru describes how the COVID-19 lockdown was handled in her house, and discusses various studies that examined family functioning during the pandemic.
  • Talking to Teens Duy Nguyen, MD, discusses his experience in speaking to and relating to teenagers as a high school teacher and clinician.