Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia is one of the most common eating disorders. If you would like information about other eating disorders, see the topics Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa (say “an-uh-RECK-see-uh nur-VOH-suh”) is a...

Depression in Children and Teens

Is this topic for you? This topic covers depression in children and teens. For information about depression in adults, see the topic Depression. For information about depression with episodes of high energy (mania), see the topic Bipolar Disorder in Children and...

Major Depression

By Johns Hopkins Health Information Last reviewed:December 2009. Major Depression What is it? Symptoms What the doctor looks for What you can do Treatment When to seek treatment Prognosis What is it? There is a tendency today to use the word “depression”...

Child Abuse and Neglect

What is child abuse and neglect? Child abuse and neglect includes any act that harms a child. Some people use the term “child maltreatment” to include both abuse and neglect. Children who are maltreated may suffer in many ways. Young children are at special risk. They...