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Online intervention significantly increases depression treatment rates in adolescent mothers, finds study
  Online intervention significantly increases depression treatment rates in adolescent mothers, finds study
Posted inDepression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a widely researched area among adult women, but there are limited studies to address PPD among adolescent mothers. Despite declining significantly since its peak in 1991, teen pregnancies and birth rates for American teens aged 15-19 are among the highest of industrialized economies. Adolescent motherhood is linked to a range of […]

Peer-to-peer awareness program can address teen depression in schools, finds study
  Peer-to-peer awareness program can address teen depression in schools, finds study
Posted inDepression rehab

Depression is a pervasive problem among American adolescents. However, a little awareness among adolescents about this mental problem can play a vital role in dealing with the issue. According to a recent study, published online in the journal Psychiatric Services in March 2018, while seeking help for themselves or others, the attitudes of students with […]

Self-injury Awareness Month: Autistic children hospitalized with self-injurious behavior have low IQs, finds study
  Self-injury Awareness Month: Autistic children hospitalized with self-injurious behavior have low IQs, finds study

  Self-injury Awareness Month: Autistic children hospitalized with self-injurious behavior have low IQs, finds study Children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have an elevated risk of engaging in self-injurious behavior (SIB). However, limited knowledge exists regarding the risk factors associated with the prevalence of self-injury among children with ASD who need to be […]

Self-injury Awareness Month: Survey finds high prevalence of self-harm among teens and young adults, shares tips to help people cope
  Self-injury Awareness Month: Survey finds high prevalence of self-harm among teens and young adults, shares tips to help people cope

A recent survey commissioned by three United Kingdom-based charities – SelfharmUK, YoungMinds and The Mix – investigated the prevalence of self-inflicted injury among 1,009 British teens and young adults aged 16 to 25. The results, released on March 1, 2018, suggested that 36 percent respondents had intentionally harmed themselves at some point in their lifetime. […]

National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Focus on gunman’s mental health could have averted Florida high school massacre
  National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Focus on gunman’s mental health could have averted Florida high school massacre

Not all violence stems from mental health problems, yet every macabre incident involving students forces the authorities to be more vigilant and take appropriate action. Broward County Sheriff officials apprehended Zachary Cruz (18), brother of the infamous school shooter Nicholas Cruz, on charges of transgressing the Marjory Stoneman Douglas compound on March 19, 2018. The […]

National Nutrition Month: Parental diet pressures during adolescence can lead to obesity and eating disorders during adulthood, finds study
  National Nutrition Month: Parental diet pressures during adolescence can lead to obesity and eating disorders during adulthood, finds study
Posted ineating disorders

Parents may feel that they have the best intentions while encouraging their children to diet and lose weight, but they fail to realize that these efforts can often have a detrimental impact. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics in March 2018 found that the harmful impact of such parental encouragement could last well […]

Helping college-bound teens become emotionally prepared for the next phase of life
  Helping college-bound teens become emotionally prepared for the next phase of life

The transition from high school to college can be an emotional roller-coaster for many teens. Adolescents standing on the cusp of adulthood can experience mixed emotions – on one hand, they will be excited to start a new chapter in their lives, while on the other, they will be worried about issues such as academic […]

Helping children feel secure in tumultuous times
  Helping children feel secure in tumultuous times

“Mass gun shootings. Looming nuclear war. Fear of terrorist attacks. Global warming. Humanitarian crises and refugees. Volatile political climate in the United States and globally.” In these tumultuous times characterized by an endless stream of negative news, children and adolescents are among the worst affected individuals. The overexposure to tragic or disturbing national and global […]

Sibling bullying significantly increases risk of psychotic disorders, finds study
  Sibling bullying significantly increases risk of psychotic disorders, finds study

Parents often have the tendency to dismiss sibling aggression as normal behavior, with some even considering it a useful tool to teach children how to manage conflicts. As it turns out, such behavior may have serious psychological repercussions. It had been previously shown that sibling bullying was a potential risk factor for depression and self-harm […]

From drug abuse and alcoholism to depression and low self-esteem, Robbie Williams has battled it all
  From drug abuse and alcoholism to depression and low self-esteem, Robbie Williams has battled it all

Celebrities are mostly perceived as infallible and larger-than-life human beings who are immune to the problems faced by general public. As it turns out, some of celebrities are no different from common individuals when it comes to their mental health. Singer Robbie Williams, widely regarded as the United Kingdom’s most successful solo artist ever, recently […]

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