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Students’ need for sobriety sees on-campuses collegiate recovery programs
  Students’ need for sobriety sees on-campuses collegiate recovery programs
Posted inRecovery

For many young Americans, being able to attend a University remains a distant dream considering the expenses involved and the tough competition. However, for many others, the years in college become their best phase of life, allowing them ample scope for knowledge exchange, intellectual freedom and new friendships. But not all those who are able […]

New Jersey judge permits parents to force-feed anorexic daughter
  New Jersey judge permits parents to force-feed anorexic daughter

In a revolutionary ruling, a New Jersey judge has granted permission to the parents of a 20-year-old girl to force feed her for better health purposes. Their daughter is suffering from anorexia – a debilitating eating disorder. Superior Court judge Paul Armstrong said that the woman, known only as S.A., was not capable of making […]

Michigan university students show the way by controlling their drinking habit
  Michigan university students show the way by controlling their drinking habit
Posted inAlcohol

Thousands of Americans suffer an untimely death every year because of alcohol abuse, while millions of others live a precarious life because of it. Being an integral part of the American culture, alcohol impacts all age categories and sections of communities. However, teenagers are particularly vulnerable given the level of desire to experiment or due […]

Animal-assisted therapy effective in treating teens with bipolar and schizophrenia
  Animal-assisted therapy effective in treating teens with bipolar and schizophrenia
Posted inBipolar Disorder

Clinicians treating mental illnesses at their hospitals are turning to more innovative methods instead of just prescribing them the bulk dosages of usual medicines to treat serious mental disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Earlier, dogs, rabbits, rats, etc. were employed as an effective measure, known as animal-assisted therapy (AAT), to provide relief to teenagers […]

National Bullying Prevention Month: Cyberbullying rates rise as teens log on to incognito websites
  National Bullying Prevention Month: Cyberbullying rates rise as teens log on to incognito websites
Posted inBullying

The rules and norms of communication have changed as mobile technology continues to be developed in a way befitting our needs. Teenagers today find themselves more involved in the world of apps, with each app tailored to ease their work or customized to suit their needs for more information or entertainment. While pressing the keys […]

Combination of medicine and therapy more effective for children with severe anxiety, finds study
  Combination of medicine and therapy more effective for children with severe anxiety, finds study

Anxiety is a common problem among children and teens in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), roughly 25 percent of American teens aged 13-18 years suffer from anxiety disorders in their lifetime. Physicians usually prescribe medicines or therapies to help teens and children get rid of anxiety symptoms. Though […]

National Teen Driver Safety Week: Safety tips for teens while driving
  National Teen Driver Safety Week: Safety tips for teens while driving
Posted inDUI

The number of road accidents involving teens is on the rise in the United States. Thousands of adolescents succumb to injuries suffered in road traffic crashes mostly due to rash driving, lack of experience and driving under the influence (DUI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 2,333 American teenagers […]

Risk factors that can help identify binge eating disorder in teens
  Risk factors that can help identify binge eating disorder in teens
Posted ineating disorders

Erratic eating habit and unusual patterns in consumption behaviors signal potential eating disorders. Fixation with food and body shape may also indicate problems akin to eating disorders. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), eating disorders are often fatal ailments that cause severe disturbances to an individual’s consumption patterns. Common eating disorders are […]

Parents’ support and guidance can help ward off teen anxiety
  Parents’ support and guidance can help ward off teen anxiety
Posted inAnxiety

Nancy (name changed) felt her life going apart as she saw her teenaged daughter battling pangs of anxiety. Seventeen-year-old Chloe was diagnosed with the disorder when she was barely 15. Nancy explained to her friend how Chloe’s tendency of remaining distracted and tense compelled her to take her daughter to a psychologist. While answering the […]

Accepting change as a social norm helps teens rid of anxiety
  Accepting change as a social norm helps teens rid of anxiety
Posted inAnxiety

Experts associate adolescence with vulnerability. The way teens perceive risks is very different from how adults view their experiences. Medical practitioners assert how a teen’s brain goes through various changes. Teenagers often find it difficult to face myriad challenges owing to the changes in their brain and body. This is a phase when they get […]

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