Amenorrhea is the absence of a girl or woman’s menstrual cycle (period); for women, diagnosis is after 3 months without a period, and girls are diagnosed if they have not had a period by age 15. Causes range from pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause (natural amenorrhea) to medications and lifestyle conditions, like low body fat and excessive training or exercise for girls.
Adjustment Disorders in Children
An adjustment disorder is a stress-related mental illness, where someone may have a hard time adjusting to life changes, and become anxious, depressed and possibly self-destructive. Symptoms of an adjustment disorder vary but usually begin within three months of a stressful life event. Emotional symptoms may include sadness, crying spells, lack of enjoyment, trouble sleeping and feeling overwhelmed. Behavioral symptoms might include fighting, reckless driving, avoiding family or friends, and poor school performance.