Eating disorders are a complex set of psychological illnesses that can lead to significant medical complications. Eating Disorders: 7 to Know Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is only one of seven eating disorders listed in the the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The other eating disorders currently listed include: Bulimia Nervosa Binge […]

We noticed our daughter was losing weight in the fall of her freshman year of high school, but didn’t think much about it. She was growing a lot, playing soccer, and seemed healthy. As the year went on, we noticed her diet changed, but she was taking a wellness class to learn about nutrition and […]

By Jonathan Jaffrey, Sr. VP and Chief Population Health Officer. University of Wisconsin Health Last month, eight health professionals from Wisconsin visited to Burlington to see the Hub-and-Spoke model for opioid addiction. Vermont has made impressive strides in addressing the opioid addiction crisis by increasing the number of medical providers who offer medication assisted treatment (MAT) to […]

As we flip the calendar to its final page of the year, untangle those outdoor lights and navigate crowded parking lots, calls to “celebrate the season” seem to come from every direction. We feel pressure to spend, entertain, and conjure the joy and merriment that we see everywhere from store windows to TV specials. But […]

Join us for our 30th Anniversary Open House! Stop by the DayOne Program on Monday, November 13, anytime 3-5pm, at 1 South Prospect, St. Joseph Level 3, to help us celebrate 30 incredible years of treating substance use disorders within our community. Enjoy refreshments, meet our team and discover what DayOne is all about! Learn more > This […]

A new law in Vermont allows youth to consent for outpatient mental health treatment without parental involvement. Find out more about the new law and what it means from David Rettew, MD, child psychiatrist at the UVM Medical Center. Watch the video or read the transcript that follows. WCAX: Welcome back, everyone, mental health continues […]

Should children take medication to help them sleep? David Rettew, MD, child psychiatrist at the UVM Children’s Hospital, answered that question and more for WCAX-TV. What follows is a transcript of that interview. Interviewer: Well, we all certainly need our sleep and that’s especially true for kids and their developing bodies and minds. So, should […]

Every child approaches the world in which they live in in their own unique way. Whether a kid approaches a new school year like a great adventure or a scary one is all about those differences. You may have heard of the difference between introverts and extroverts. There are also many psychiatrists who see kids […]

Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult for you to overcome insomnia? What we know about insomnia is that it is pervasive. Ten to twenty percent of people in the United States have chronic insomnia, and there are similar estimates worldwide. Of the millions of people who struggle with sleepless nights, some experience […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s take a moment to consider how to identify someone with a mental health issue. This is especially important because we now have good treatments for many psychiatric problems. The longer one waits to get treatment, the harder it is to get better. First off, mental disorders are common, […]