Discussing menstrual cycle-related mood symptoms provides an opportune time during the visit to complete depression screening.
Caring for female adolescent acquaintance rape victims
By Nathalie M. Brahver, MSN, RN, CPNP Acquaintance rape, or rape perpetrated by someone known to the victim—such as a…
Dying to be thin: Recognizing and treating anorexia in adolescents
Ubiquitous images of waiflike models and other females in the media prompt many adolescent girls in the United States to…
Menstrual suppression in an adolescent with intellectual disability
What should the NP know about menstruation in girls with intellectual disability?
School nurses have a big job – is 1 for every 750 kids really enough?
HHS and CDC recommend that public elementary, middle and high schools aim to have one school nurse for every 750 students.
The adolescent with irregular menses
NM is a 16-year-old female who presents to the clinic with concerns about irregular periods. She tells the nurse practitioner (NP)…
Use of screening tools for depression in adolescents: an evidence-based systematic review
By Sharolyn K. Dihigo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC Identification and treatment of adolescent depression are national health priorities. (more…)
Use of screening tools for depression in adolescents: An evidence-based systematic review
Depression in adolescents is a growing health concern. Signs and symptoms (S/S) of depression in adolescents tend to be overlooked…