Steven Schlozman, MD

Articles by Steven Schlozman, Contributor

Steven Schlozman, M.D. is a contributor to The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Bipolar Disorder and The Arts: Mark Vonnegut’s Story

April 7, 2020

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Bipolar Disorder and The Arts: Mark Vonnegut’s Story

Despite our growing awareness of mental health conditions, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is often misunderstood. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Mark Vonnegut discusses how art helped him to overcome his own mental health challenges, and why mental illness doesn’t have to be a barrier to achievement and creativity. Watch our […]

The Importance of Sleep

March 12, 2020

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The Importance of Sleep

It’s important for kids to get enough sleep, and experts recommend eight to ten hours each night. But most kids struggle to reach that due to busy schedules and digital distractions. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steven Schlozman discuss the benefits of sleep and offer strategies to help kids […]

Breaking News and Kids

March 5, 2020

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Breaking News and Kids

During times of “breaking news” coverage we’re all drawn to our TVs, phones, and computers for information. But breaking news can include disturbing themes and content, including violence, natural disasters, abuse, and more. The big headlines today also seem to be more frequent, which can add to our stress levels. What can parents do to […]

The Trauma of Teenage Breakups

February 12, 2020

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The Trauma of Teenage Breakups

When you’re 17 years old, breaking up with someone really, really hurts. Yeah, that’s a cliché. So much so that almost every adult can think of a favorite popular culture reference to this particular kind of pain. My personal favorite occurs at the heartbreaking beginning of Nick Hornby’s novel, High Fidelity. You can watch John […]

Nature Versus Nurture, featuring Jordan Smoller, MD ScD – Shrinking It Down

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Nature Versus Nurture, featuring Jordan Smoller, MD ScD – Shrinking It Down

Many parents worry that their own or a family member’s mental health disorder destine their children to struggle in the same way. But, while many psychiatric disorders do run in families to some extent, so do lots of things! Right down to food preferences and professions. So, how much do genes have to do with […]

The Crying Toddler

February 7, 2020

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The Crying Toddler

There are lots of hard things about being a toddler. It’s hard being tiny.  It’s hard falling down all the time.  And, it’s hard when you’re a 3-year-old who knows what you want, but somehow no one else does. In fact, even if the adults in your life do figure out why you’re upset, they […]

Kids Under Surveillance! – Shrinking It Down

January 15, 2020

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Kids Under Surveillance! – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Shrinking It Down.” Today’s kids and teens are increasingly under surveillance, including by their own schools and parents. In some ways this is nothing new. Adults have always monitored kids for risk. But in today’s digital age, there are so many more ways to watch our kids’ every […]

Making Family Dinner Possible, featuring Anne Fishel, PhD – Shrinking It Down

December 4, 2019

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Making Family Dinner Possible, featuring Anne Fishel, PhD – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.” There are many emotional benefits that come from connecting over a family dinner. But with the competing demands of reality, like busy schedules, technology, and picky eaters, this simple idea isn’t always so simple. On today’s episode, Dr. Anne Fishel, executive director […]

Is This Normal? – Shrinking It Down

November 20, 2019

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Is This Normal? – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.” One of the most common questions Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steve Schlozman hear from parents, as adolescent psychiatrists, is: “How can I tell if my kid is struggling with a mental health issue?” All kids go through behavioral phases and changes […]

The Loneliest Generation: What’s Up With Gen Z? – Shrinking It Down

November 6, 2019

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The Loneliest Generation: What’s Up With Gen Z? – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts – just search for “Shrinking It Down”!   Data suggest that Generation Z, the teens and young adults coming of age right now, feels lonelier than any other age group. But we don’t know why. Is it a symptom of digital and social media or the hyper-scheduling of […]