Kathleen Romito MD


Depression in Children and Teens

Depression 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 stomachaches and headaches. They may feel hopeless, worthless, or guilty. They may have trouble…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-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, confused, or angry for a while. But if these feelings don’t go away or if they get worse, you may have…

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis 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, rhabdomyolysis can cause life-threatening damage to body organs, including kidney failure…

Headaches: Finding and Avoiding Triggers

Guides you through identifying and avoiding tension headache triggers. Helps you reduce the frequency and severity of headaches. Explains common triggers. Includes stress management, treatment for depression, and regular exercise and sleep.

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Comparing Treatments

Most nonmelanoma skin cancer can be cured if it is found and treated early. The goal of treatment is to completely remove the cancer. But the method of removal will differ depending on the experience of your doctor and the type of cancer you have. Advantages and disadvantages of common treatments for nonmelanoma skin…