Articles by Gene Beresin, M.D.

Gene Beresin, M.D. is executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a full professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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How to Talk With Your Kids About President Trump’s Behavior

March 31, 2017

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When parents ask their kids what they want to be when they grow up, it’s very common to hear, “the President of the United States.” And this is for good reason. Our President is the consummate role model – a world leader, powerful, admired, respected, and holds the highest position in our nation.

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The College Mental Health Crisis: A Call for Cultural Change – Part 2

March 6, 2017

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Co-authors: Steven Schlozman and Eliza Abdu-Glass

This is the second blog post in a two-part series on college mental health in the United States. The focus of this second post is general college mental health.  

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

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A Child Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Trump’s Behavior

March 3, 2017

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Why would any parent bring their kid to a child psychiatrist?

Well, I’m a child psychiatrist and the most common reason parents bring their kids to see me in my clinical practice is because they are worried about certain behaviors and want help and advice in evaluating their child.

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What Is Bulimia Nervosa?

March 2, 2017

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As we recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Week here at The Clay Center, we hope the information we share will be both informative and useful.

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Anorexia Nervosa And Access To Care

February 28, 2017

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As we recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Week here at The Clay Center, we hope the information we share will be both informative and useful.

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What Is Anorexia Nervosa?

February 27, 2017

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As we recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Week here at The Clay Center, we hope the information we share will be both informative and useful. For even more information about eating disorders, and ways you can help make a difference in the life of a loved one or for yourself, please visit the National Eating Disorder Association website.

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The College Mental Health Crisis: A Call for Cultural Change – Part 1

February 20, 2017

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This is the first blog post in a two-part series on college mental health in the United States. The focus of this first post is college student suicide.

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The Lake Wales High School Keystone Project: A New Student-Faculty Design For A School Community

February 2, 2017

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Note from Gene – February 2017

I wrote this post over a year ago, reflecting on a powerful, ongoing relationship I’ve had with the community at Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, Florida – with high school principal, Donna Dunson, and the students and faculty there.

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Call It Obamacare Or The Trump Act, I Just Want My Patients To Be Able To Get Care

January 26, 2017

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Sixteen-year-old Tommy is brought to the emergency room by his very worried mother. She describes a roughly one-month period in which Tommy is getting more and more irritable, isolating himself, failing academically.

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