Kathleen Romito MD


Depression in Children and Teens

Top of the pageDepression in Children and TeensDepression is a serious mood problem. It’s normal for children to be moody or sad sometimes. But children who are depressed may be sad all the time. Sometimes they may seem grumpy or bored, or they may complain of...

Rhabdomyolysis

Top of the pageRhabdomyolysisRhabdomyolysis is a process in which dying muscle cells cause the toxic buildup of certain substances in the blood. Some of these substances are creatine, myoglobin, aldolase, potassium, and lactate dehydrogenase. Left untreated,...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Top of the pagePost-Traumatic Stress DisorderPost-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a strong and lasting emotional reaction to a very disturbing event, such as war, violent crime, or a natural disaster.It’s normal for such events to make you feel scared,...

Bruises and Blood Spots Under the Skin

Discusses how and why bruises and blood spots might develop. Offers checklist to help you decide when to call a doctor. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.

Sprain

A sprain is an injury to the tough ropey fibers (ligaments) that connect bone to bone. Symptoms of a sprain may be mild or severe, and they may sometimes be mistaken for a broken bone (fracture) because some injuries can cause a sprain and a fracture in the same area. First-degree sprains stretch the ligaments but do…