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Teen stress may aggravate into PTSD later in life, finds study
  Teen stress may aggravate into PTSD later in life, finds study
Posted inPTSD

Unrelenting stress can have a negative impact on one’s life. The effects are greater if one starts experiencing symptoms of stress in the early stages of life. While studying the effects of stress on the minds of teenagers, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Pakistan’s Khyber Medical University have unveiled how persistent stress early […]

Fighting for a cause: Family of teen who committed suicide blames mental health system for the tragedy
  Fighting for a cause: Family of teen who committed suicide blames mental health system for the tragedy
Posted inTeen Depression

Eight years have passed but Will and Deb Binion have not come to terms yet with the fact that their son is no more. He would have been 25 now had he not ended his life. Both wear a smile on their face as they rummage through the photographs of Jordan growing up. Lovingly called […]

TGNC children at greater risk for mental disorders, says study
  TGNC children at greater risk for mental disorders, says study
Posted inLGBT

When it comes to mental illnesses, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) community is no exception. In fact, due to the prevalent prejudice and discrimination, the community is prone to more negative mental health outcomes. When troubled by a mental health problem, youth generally choose the path of self-medication through alcohol and […]

Brain chemical imbalances conspicuous in teens addicted to internet, finds study
  Brain chemical imbalances conspicuous in teens addicted to internet, finds study
Posted inAdolescent/Teens

When the internet was first introduced to the world in 1991, no one had dreamt that one day it would go on to occupy such an important space in everyone’s lives. Today, for people of all groups, it is difficult to imagine anything without internet – from communicating and connecting with people to shopping and […]

Disordered eating behavior linked to bullying and long-term depressive symptoms
  Disordered eating behavior linked to bullying and long-term depressive symptoms
Posted ineating disorders

Disordered eating behavior is closely related to the risk of future depression and bullying, says a recent study. Although eating disorders like bulimia nervosa, anorexia and binge-eating are more common among adolescent girls, the five-year longitudinal study found the consequences to be similar in boys as well. The study involved 612 adolescents (boys and girls […]

Adequate nutritional intake may relieve symptoms of bipolar in teens
  Adequate nutritional intake may relieve symptoms of bipolar in teens
Posted inBipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is characterized by sudden changes in mood and energy that can affect an individual’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. Not only adults, even adolescents can experience the disorder. Though the disorder is not common among adolescents, roughly 20 percent of teenagers tend to develop bipolar disorder within five […]

FDA rejects Alkermes’ depression drug due to lack of sufficient clinical evidence
  FDA rejects Alkermes’ depression drug due to lack of sufficient clinical evidence
Posted inDepression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected the Alkermes Plc’s depression treatment initiative ALKS 5461, citing lack of sufficient clinical evidence to support the effectiveness of the drug. The Dublin-based drug manufacturer has been asked to conduct further clinical trials to establish the utility of the antidepressant. The latest announcement by the FDA […]

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