One of the saddest aspects of mental illness is that it often strikes people at a very young age. Psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and chemical dependence all begin to surface in adolescence and young adulthood. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation strives to provide helpful information and insights to those parents and family members who may be caring for children with mental illnesses. Beginning in 2015, the Foundation began including in its magazine information that can be of practical use to families coping with the diagnosis of a behavioral disorder or mental illness.

Diagnosing Early-Onset Depression in Young Children
Joan Luby, M.D.

Advice for Parents of Children with Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.

Advice for Parents on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior in Young People
David Shaffer, M.D.

Advice for Parents of Children with Anxiety Disorders
Daniel S. Pine, M.D.

Advice for Parents on Caring for Bipolar Disorder
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.

Advice for Parents on Enhancing Early Childhood Development
James F. Leckman, M.D., Ph.D.

Typical Teen Behavior or Something More?
David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.