Mental Health Center

Researchers from Harvard Medical School conducted face-to-face surveys of almost 10,000 adults to learn about how common psychological problems are in the general population, and at what ages they begin. The most common specific problem in adults was major depression, followed by alcohol abuse, specific phobias, and social phobias.

The most common broad class of disorders was anxiety disorders, followed by impulse-control disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Across the board, half of all disorders in adults had started by age 14!

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Coping with a Death in the Family

Dr. Greene`s Answer: It can be rough on everyone in the family when Grandpa dies. Questions, uncertainties, fears, and sorrow are all common and past hurts and fears often reverberate once again. Kids of all ages are likely to have many questions, even long after their loved one’s death. Each question does deserve an honest …

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An in-depth look at mental health in children, including physical conditions that often contain an emotional component.

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Dr. Greene responds to parents’ questions regarding mental health, including ways of guiding children through a death in the family.


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Mental Health Care

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