Articles by Ranna Parekh, M.D., M.P.H.

Ranna Parekh, M.D., M.P.H. is medical director of the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment Program at McLean Hospital, assistant in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Parekh is a practicing child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, and has lectured locally and nationally on child and adolescent psychiatry and substance abuse.

Marijuana: Facts And Myths

May 18, 2017

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Marijuana: Facts And Myths

Many parents and teens wonder about the safety of using marijuana. While much is known about this substance, there is still considerable controversy about its potential harm to teenagers. Let’s take a look at Ben, a somewhat typical teenager: Ben is a 17-year-old high school senior with good grades, good friends and plenty of extracurricular […]