Bianca Palmisano

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Depression in Youth: Underdiagnosed and Deadly

Depression in Youth: Underdiagnosed and Deadly

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The mechanics of therapy look quite different for younger patients, whose experiences with depression vary by age, emotional vocabulary, cognitive development, and experiences with trauma.

"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

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In the last 5 years, many clinicians have faced tough questions about how best to serve transgender youth while doing no harm.

FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know

FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know

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Sex workers already operate at the social and economic margins. SESTA-FOSTA makes it increasingly difficult for them to advertise and screen clients safely, deeply cutting into their incomes and threatening their livelihoods.

Addressing Treatment-Resistant Depression: Walking a Clinical Tightrope

Addressing Treatment-Resistant Depression: Walking a Clinical Tightrope

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The heterogeneity of depression as a disease contributes to the challenge in identifying effective treatments.

Psychosocial Interventions in HIV: How Best to Support HIV-Positive Patients

Psychosocial Interventions in HIV: How Best to Support HIV-Positive Patients

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Mental health professionals supporting patients living with HIV need to make space for their patients to process the emotional effect of their diagnosis, but not to make assumptions about what it means to them.

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