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PTSD Awareness Month: Trauma affects brains of adolescent girls and boys differently
  PTSD Awareness Month: Trauma affects brains of adolescent girls and boys differently
Posted inMental Health, PTSD, Teens

Adolescence is marked by a sense of independence and is embedded with distressing experiences that can give rise to insecurity and trauma among the younger generation. And untreated traumatic expressions can temporarily disrupt adolescents’ abilities to function normally in their daily lives. Trauma affects teens and adolescents differently from adults and prior studies have indicated […]

Early puberty can increase probability of dating violence among girls, says study
  Early puberty can increase probability of dating violence among girls, says study

Socializing and going out on a date are part and parcel of an adolescent’s life and provide them with an opportunity to explore relationships. Though they can be exciting events, however, since teens are young and vulnerable, and emotionally immature, they could come in harm’s way. There have been instances where they end up being […]

Hair pulling tendencies in adolescents may be sign of trichotillomania
  Hair pulling tendencies in adolescents may be sign of trichotillomania

Adolescence is marked by constant pangs of anxiety and fear of the unknown especially the uncertain future that lies ahead. Nervousness and insecurity are common this phase described as the transition between childhood and adulthood. Factors like hormonal changes, peer pressure, social acceptance and changing roles in the family can make some adolescents more susceptible […]

Timely sleeping habit helps boost gray matter in teens, says study
  Timely sleeping habit helps boost gray matter in teens, says study
Posted inAdolescent/Teens

Lack of adequate sleep or sleep deprivation, a common problem among teenagers, can have physiological and psychological effects. Changing sleep pattern among teenagers or tendency to stay awake late nights does more harm than good. Prior researches have revealed how adequate sleep is linked to better physical, cognitive and mental well-being, whereas poor or irregular […]

World Day Against Child Labor: Understanding child labor and underlying psychological complications
  World Day Against Child Labor: Understanding child labor and underlying psychological complications
Posted inChildren

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”-Nelson Mandela This quote by Nelson Mandela underscores the necessity of taking care of the children while ensuring that they do not become victims of any kind of maltreatment or abuse. The problem of child labor is […]

PTSD Awareness Month: Timely support and treatment can help adolescents with PTSD
  PTSD Awareness Month: Timely support and treatment can help adolescents with PTSD

The scars etched on one’s soul may not be visible but the immense pain and unbearable suffering that they give rise to can become a big hindrance to happiness in one’s life. Resilience is the one quality that can help a person recover from difficulties or distressing incidents but there are times when people find […]

Low parent disapproval can trigger greater marijuana use among young people, says study
  Low parent disapproval can trigger greater marijuana use among young people, says study

Marijuana is the most commonly misused and abused drug by Americans who believe that the drug is a panacea for all kinds of disorders, including chronic pain and grievous mental health problems like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Factors like an increasing number of people in the U.S. succumbing to opioid overdoses and the long queues […]

International Children’s Day: Excessive smartphone use may hamper teen mental health
  International Children’s Day: Excessive smartphone use may hamper teen mental health

Technology has made the use of smartphones more pervasive. In fact, the widespread use of technology and smartphones is not limited to any particular age group and an increasing number of kids and teens are now using them. According to a 2015 survey by the Pew Research Center, in the United States, 73 percent teens […]

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