Checkup Newsroom (Depression)

2019
September
10,
2019
| 09:55 PM America/Chicago
Along with routine questions about your child’s diet, growth and development, more and more pediatricians are asking children difficult questions about depression and thoughts about suicide. Kristen Pyrc, M.D., co-medical director of Psychiatry at...
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March
06,
2019
| 11:20 PM America/Chicago
The rest of the world may soon learn what neurologists and clinical pharmacists at Cook Children’s have known for almost three years – intranasal ketamine is a groundbreaking drug with the potential to help people from all walks of life. Cook Chil...
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2018
June
11,
2018
| 05:29 PM America/Chicago
Because we are part of the Cook Children's Health System, we are also uniquely positioned to care for those children coping with mental health as well as chronic physical conditions or diagnoses. Click here to learn more about our Behavioral Health C...
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February
26,
2018
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
DeMar DeRozan seems to have it all. He was the ninth player taken in the 2009 NBA draft, he’s been an All-Star for three straight seasons and his Toronto Raptors has the third best record in the league. He’s also wealthy, famous and receives supports...
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February
12,
2018
| 09:01 PM America/Chicago
Former Texas A&M Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Manziel has gone public with his recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder in hopes of explaining his behavior that helped him lose his job as an NFL quarterback. “At the end of the day, I can’t help that m...
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2017
October
10,
2017
| 05:47 PM America/Chicago
Lisa Elliott, a licensed psychologist and clinic manager of Cook Children’s Psychology Department in Denton, has heard multiple reasons/explanations/excuses from parents as to why they have not sought mental health help for their child. Some of the m...
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September
20,
2017
| 05:38 PM America/Chicago
Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and the sixth leading cause of dath for 5-14-year-olds. Lisa Elliott, a licensed psychologist and clinic manager of Cook Children’s Behavioral Health in Denton, says some chi...
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August
04,
2017
| 06:32 PM America/Chicago
Startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the suicide rate among teenage girls has hit a 40-year high. According to data released Thursday, suicide rates doubled among girls and increased more than 30 perc...
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2016
November
02,
2016
| 04:05 PM America/Chicago
Stay at home moms report feeling guilty because they are not contributing to the family’s income, while working moms feel guilty because they are not at home with their children. Both can be a self-destructive losing battle. Guilt is a negative...
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November
01,
2016
| 05:48 PM America/Chicago
Adele, you are not alone.  The pop superstar gave an interview in the most recent edition of Vanity Fair and talked very frankly about her battle with postpartum depression, following the birth of her son. She said her postpartum depression made h...
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May
05,
2016
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
From a shocking murder-suicide carried out by a teen in Plano, Texas to the deadly attack on a Dallas jogger by a machete-wielding ex-Texas A&M player, North Texans have read their fair share of disturbing headlines in recent months. What's under ...
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January
29,
2016
| 06:33 PM America/Chicago
Dear new moms, I have to start with an apology. It’s not that I didn’t care, or wasn’t concerned. I asked about feedings and dirty diapers. I asked about sleep positioning. I asked about your plans for vaccination. I educated on how to take ...
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2015
August
05,
2015
| 06:17 PM America/Chicago
Nearly all children dabble in picky eating. But, severely picky eaters take food selectivity to a different level. Severe selective eating is a disorder that prevents the consumption of certain foods or food groups and is associated with complete int...
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2014
August
12,
2014
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
We talked to Joy Crabtree, a licensed psychologist with Cook Children's, about suicide and children. She discusses the warning signs and how to discuss this topic with your child after a suicide occurs in your community. We hope you find it helpful. ...
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July
01,
2014
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Sooner or later that sweet child in your home will become the moody teenager. Maybe, it’s already happened. Usually, it’s just a phase that he or she will outgrow. But what if it goes beyond moody and is actually depression? Depression is a biologica...
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