Ben Banasiewicz

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Results Of the 75 new patients, 34 (45%) noted a concern about mood. The average age was 13 ± 4 years, 68% were female, and patients had an average of 8.6 health concerns such as fatigue, anxiety, headaches, constipation, and pain. Most (88%) received care from other specialists and 71% took medications (average 2.4/patient), most often antidepressants.(More)
Results Of the 75 new patients, 23 (31%) families had concerns about ADHD. Of these, 70% were male; the average age was 11.2 ± 3.1 years; and 80% also received care from specialists. Eleven patients (48%) were taking a prescription medication, but only 3 (13%) were taking medicine for ADHD; dietary supplements were taken by 12 patients (52%). Most families(More)
Adolescent mood problems are common and costly. Guidelines suggest that primary care clinicians should screen adolescents for depression, promoting treatment with psychotherapy and a limited number of medications. However, some families resist mental health diagnoses and others resist medications because of concerns about side effects. Our Pediatric Second(More)
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