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10 Signs and Symptoms of Student Depression

Just this week, Fairfield University in Connecticut lost a sophomore to suicide. The student's death again highlights the lack of mental health care knowledge and resources on college campuses — a problem also in the headlines because Jared Lee Loughner (the gunman who shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords) received far too little psychiatric help as a college student. It is important for all to know the signs and symptoms of depression.

10 of the most important signs and symptoms of student depression


Flipswitch Podcast: Linea and Cinda Johnson

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Dr. Ellen Leibenluft on the Warning Signs of Childhood Bipolar Spectrum Disorder

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder is rare among children. But for parents who may have concerns about their youngster’s behavior, Dr. Ellen Leibenluft talks about possible warning signs. Dr. Leibenluft is Senior Investigator and Chief of the Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Section at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Online Audio and Video Presentations on Bipolar, Depression, and Other Disorders

The best audio and video mental health presentations from the web, as selected by the The Balanced Mind Parent Network.


Hypothyroidism: Is It Contributing to Your Child's Symptoms?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism can mimic or be intertwined with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression. Treating an underlying thyroid problem is critical to alleviating the associated psychiatric symptoms. The first hurdle to treating underlying hypothyroidism is in its diagnosis.

Authored by Jeanie Wolfson, The Balanced Mind Parent Network member