Treatment of Adolescents

Dr. Still treats adolescents in a collaborative fashion, which typically will involve family members, pediatricians, counselors, and school staff.

Parents of adolescents who observe the following behaviors may benefit from a mental health evaluation:

  • Marked change in school performance
  • Inability to cope with problems
  • Marked changes in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • Frequent physical complaints
  • Sexual promiscuity
  • Prolonged negative mood and attitude, poor appetite, difficulty sleeping, or thoughts of death
  • Recurrent nightmares
  • Thoughts of causing harm to oneself or others
  • Self injurious behavior, including “cutting”
  • Self destructive behavior and habits (smoking, alcohol, or drug use)
  • Frequent outbursts of anger and aggression
  • Threats to run away
  • Aggressive or non-aggressive violation of the rights of others, including opposition to authority, school attendance problems, theft, or vandalism
  • Strange thoughts, beliefs, feelings, or unusual behaviors
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