Amy Scholten's Online Writing Portfolio*

* Please note: This is only a sampling of some of Amy's online work, not an exhaustive list of all her writing projects. These articles and fact sheets are not for sale by Inner Medicine Publishing.

(Links last updated on November 1, 2015)

How Stressed Are You?

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Mental Health: Is It Just a Fish Tale?

Jingled Nerves, Jingled Nerves, Jingled All the Way: Reducing Holiday Stress

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder: They're Not the Same

When Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: How to Cope With the Loss of a Relationship

Psychological Misdiagnosis of Gifted and Talented Children

Reducing Your Risk of Eating Disorders

Do Anti-Depressants Really Work?

Support Groups: How Do They Help?

Mental Health Practitioners: Who's Who?

Coping With the Aftermath of Rape

Other Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Existential Therapy: Coping With the Human Condition

Psychodynamic Therapy: Exploring the Unconscious Mind

Pastoral Counseling: Integrating Spirituality and Psychotherapy

Creativity and Depression: Is There a Link?

Preventing Adolescent Suicide: What You Can Do?

When a Loved One Has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia

Workplace Bullying: A Threat to Health and Well-Being

Self-Expression: A Solution for Traumatic Times

Are You Highly Sensitive?

Attitude About Aging May Affect Longevity

Health Is the Whole: Body, Mind and Soul

Anger, Hostility and Heart Disease

Is It Heartburn or Heart Attack?

Treating Latex Allergy

Tips for Controlling Your Asthma

Winter Sports Safety

Prepare for Winter Driving

Compulsive Gambling: A Dicey Condition

Firearm Safety in Your Home

Bouncing Back After a Heart Attack: It's Not Always Easy

Enjoying the Holidays When Your Child Has Diabetes

Feeding Your Infant: Ages 0-4 Months

Feeding Your Infant: Ages 5-8 Months

Feeding Your Infant: Ages 9-12 Months

Solid Advice on Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

The Role of Depression in Adolescent Obesity (RB)

What Every Parent Should Know About College Binge Drinking

Preparing Your Teen for Driving

Is Youth Smoking Linked to Television?

Teach Your Children to Be Safe Pedestrians

Tips on Choosing a Babysitter

Macular Degeneration: It's Not Always Age-Related

Preventing Child Abduction

Skateboarding Safety

Tips on Car Seat Safety

Routines, Rituals and Family Health


Vitamin B2 (fact sheet)

Manganese (fact sheet)

Eating Healthfully on a Tight Budget

The Whole Scoop on Refined Grains

Apples: The Not-so-forbidden Fruit

The Papaya: A Little Taste of Paradise

The Mediterranean Diet and Good Health

The Obesity Epidemic: Why Girth Rates Continue to Rise

Kava: The Calming Herb That's Causing Worries

Licorice Root: Not Candy But an Herbal Remedy

Ear Candling: Is It Just a Ball of Wax?

How to Meditate

Chinese Herb May Help Ease Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RB)

Gamma-Linolenic Acid: Another Good Fat

Marijuana as Medicine: Is the Grass Getting Greener?

Alternative Treatments for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (RB)

The Latest "Flash" on Nutrition and Menopause

Making “Scents” of Taste and Smell Disorders

A Cry for Help: How to Recognize Elder Abuse

Preventing Falls in the Home

Smoking Cessation for Older Adults: It's Not Too Late

Depression and Age-Related Vision Loss

Three Physiological Markers Linked to Longer Life

Safety Tips for In-Line Skating

Bike Safety Tips

Combined Exercise Routine May Enhance Quality of Life for People with Coronary Heart Failure

Choosing a Medigap Insurance Company

Use It or Lose It: Preventing Cognitive Decline

Reducing Your Risk of Macular Degeneration

Driver Beware: Certain Medications Can Impair Your Ability Behind the Wheel

Child Sexual Abuse: Know the Warning Signs

A Less Invasive Sterilization Device for Women

Ladies and Gentlemen: Use Your Condom Sense

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: What's the Link?

Kegel Exercises

Mammography: Lifesaver or Not?

Dating Safety: Reducing the Risk of Date Rape

New Recommendations to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Mother-Teen Relationship Influences Timing of First Sex

Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer Risk: Is It Something to Sweat About?

Increase Your Social Support

Don't Be a Lonely Heart

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Does It Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women?

Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Look at the Options

Kytril Injection Approved for the Prevention and Treatment of Post-operative Nausea and Vomiting

Could Your Depression Be Related to Your Medication?

Prevacid Approved for Pediatric GERD

Anatomy of an Artificial Heart: The AbioCor ™

Conditions In-Depth

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Lifestsyle Changes to Manage and Treat Menstrual Disorders

Eating Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Macular Degeneration


Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Panic disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Premenstrual syndrome



Social anxiety disorder

Diseases, Conditions and Injuries

Anorexia nervosa


Aortic regurgitation


Bipolar disorder


Finger sprain

Groin strain


Hiatal hernia



Wrist sprain

Knee sprain

Ankle sprain

Neck sprain


Metabolic Syndrome

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Panic disorder

Premenstrual syndrome

Social anxiety disorder



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