Author | Donald E. Greydanus, MD


Predicting, Assessing, and Treating Self-Harm in Adolescents

March 26, 2015


The authors differentiate between 3 types of deliberate self-harm: nonsuicidal self-injury, culturally sanctioned body modifications (tattooing or body piercing), and unintentional or accidental injury.

Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence in Youths

March 26, 2012


This discussion focuses on approaches to improve medication adherence, particularly in reference to helping adolescents remain on recommended psychopharmacological regimens when transitioning from acute to long-term maintenance.

Self-Harm Prevention Tips: Things to Look For

March 23, 2012


Here we list important points to keep in mind when assessing and treating patients who self harm.

Treating Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

April 28, 2011


Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is a behavior in which a person commits an act with the purpose of physically harming himself or herself with or without a real intent of suicide.

Psychopharmacology for ADHD in Adolescents: Quo Vadis?

May 01, 2003


With all the various types of medications as well as different formulations that can be used to treat ADHD in adolescents, choosing the right one can be a difficult task. This analysis of the options will help make that choice easier.