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  • Bipolar Disorder for Teens


    Bipolar disorders are one of several medical conditions called depressive disorders that affect the way a person's brain functions. Find out more about bipolar disorder.

  • Bipolar Disorder Special Needs Factsheet for Educators


    What teachers should know about bipolar disorder, and how to help students with the disorder do their best in school.

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder Special Needs Factsheet for Educators


    What teachers should know about ODD and how to help students who have it.

  • Depression for Parents


    Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. If you think your child is depressed, you'll want to learn more about what depression is, what causes it, and what you can do to help.

  • Mental Health for Teens


    This section has information on mental health conditions that can affect teens.

  • Factsheets for Educators


    These Special Needs Factsheets explain the basics about health conditions that can affect learning in the classroom.

  • Special Needs for Parents


    These Special Needs Factsheets explain the basics about health conditions that can affect learning in the classroom, and offer quick tips on teaching strategies to help students succeed in school. Each factsheet features links to related resources for kids, teens, and their parents, as well as additional resources for teachers.

  • Blood Test: Valproic Acid for Parents


    Doctors may order a blood test for valproic acid, an anticonvulsant drug prescribed mainly to prevent seizures, to monitor how well the liver is processing the medication.

  • Cutting for Parents


    Cutting isn't new, but this form of self-injury has been in the spotlight more in recent years. Learn more about it and ways to help a teen who cuts.

  • Marijuana for Teens


    You've probably heard a lot of conflicting information about marijuana. Here's what recent research has found.