Long-Term Solutions for Teenagers with Advanced Mental Health Problems

FamilyFirstAid.org has a wealth of information for parents with teenagers facing challenging issues.  What is a Residential Treatment Center? is one example of articles provided by these experts.

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Older Men, Reproduction – “Paternal Age at Childbearing and Offspring Psychiatric and Academic Morbidity”

This is another article to share with family and friends.  The literature is about older males (45 yrs+) with a greater risk of having children with psychiatric issues and academic difficulties, compared to men in younger age groups.  You can read the abstract here.

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Diabetes and Mental Health

Individuals with pre-diabetes, or the full-blown condition, may experience personality changes (i.e., mood swings, irritability). We have to pay close attention to loved ones who suddenly have personality changes and suggest immediate medical attention. While these clues are important, we have to view diabetes from another perspective to understand what may happen for loved ones taking psychiatric medications.

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of risk factors which nurtures coronary artery disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.  The symptoms are elevated levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and excess belly fat.  Two medications closely associated with the syndrome are Clorazil (schizophrenia) and Zyprexa (schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). These medications can elevate cholesterol and blood sugars five-fold, creating a profoundly dangerous health condition.

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