From: San Antonio
ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake
There is a new government requirement to do mental health screening on adolescents with Medical. It's called the PHQ-2. As you might guess it is unrealistic and not very helpful. The thing is, if you ask an adolescent girl if they "have experienced depressed mood, hopelessness, lack of interest or sleep problems" 90% will answer yes. Now, they aren't all really depressed, of course, but a very high percentage of teenagers have trouble going to sleep because they spent the whole damn summer going to sleep at 3 AM and waking up at 1 PM.
Give me a 4 month old any day. They almost never complain.
Every teenage boy that is trying out for wrestling expects to compete 20 lbs below his weight...
FAM: I think the 112 weight class might be unrealistic for you.
Teen: That's what I wrested at last year.
FAM: Well, perhaps but you are 4 inches taller.
By the way....you parents of teens....the Brazilian-style shave jobs are getting younger and younger. We are talking 7th grade. Now, this may be "just in case" but I'm not so sure.
Read "The sleep thieves". The researcher does a very good job showing that teen need to go to bed late and and sleep. Also ADD symptoms have a lot in common with poor sleep patterns.
There is no point in believing in things that exist. -Didactylos