Common Teen Diseases and Disorders
From Barbara Poncelet, former About.com Guide
Emotional Disorders and Eating Disorders
The teen years can be difficult. Many common emotional issues can make themselves known during this time. From common concerns like depression to more specialized issues like diabulemia, parents need to understand how to recognize these issues and how to help.
Teens think they are invincible -- but they aren't! They can catch their little sister's chickenpox, or get MRSA from their high school gym class. If you have a question about common teen diseases, this is the place to find out how to manage them.
Addiction and Substance Use
Teens who use drugs can be devastated by their effects. From the damage that the drugs themselves cause, to the consequences of being under the influence, it's important for everyone to work towards reducing teen drug use. Well-informed parents are on the front lines and are the best defense against teen substance use and abuse.