Adolescent/Teens
Brain chemical imbalances conspicuous in teens addicted to internet, finds study
04-19   Brain chemical imbalances conspicuous in teens addicted to internet, finds study

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 […]

Level of expression of emotions in family determines risk of substance abuse
02-07   Level of expression of emotions in family determines risk of substance abuse

People addicted to substances like alcohol or drugs tend to abuse them to such an extent that it takes control of their life. Like most unhealthy behaviors, addiction is a serious problem that is greatly influenced by one’s family. Various factors, such as relationships, proximity, communication and parental disapproval, play a major role in influencing […]

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: NY unveils social media campaign sensitizing teens about dating abuse
02-05   Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: NY unveils social media campaign sensitizing teens about dating abuse

Many teens, especially those in new relationships, may wrongly assume that physical violence is the only form of dating abuse. The verbal or emotional cruelty in relationships can often be ignored simply because teens do not realize that such exploitation also constitutes dating abuse. To sensitize teens about the adverse impacts of emotional dating abuse, […]

Helping young adults abstain from drugs during holiday season
12-21   Helping young adults abstain from drugs during holiday season

For millions of American families, the holiday season provides the much-needed reprieve and chance to get together with loved ones. Many parents and guardians eagerly anticipate this time since their children come home during the break. In the midst of all the celebrations, it may be important to keep an eye on youngsters to ensure […]

Concussions have less impact on teenagers’ mental health, say researchers
07-05   Concussions have less impact on teenagers’ mental health, say researchers

It is common for teenagers to suffer injuries while playing or indulging in any adventurous or physical activity. At times, adolescents suffer mild brain injuries or concussions, which can create problems later. However, parents tend to ignore such marks of lacerations believing that there is no actual damage to the brain. Now, a group of […]

Early puberty can increase probability of dating violence among girls, says study
06-29   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
06-16   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
06-15   Timely sleeping habit helps boost gray matter in teens, says study

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 […]

Discussing positive facts about teens helps manage underage drinking
05-30   Discussing positive facts about teens helps manage underage drinking

Young people abusing alcohol is a serious issue in the United States and researchers are carrying out studies to understand the factors that prompt them to indulge in such risky drinking habits. Curiosity, stress, peer pressure and genetics are some potential factors for adolescent alcohol abuse. Negative perceptions may frustrate teenagers temporarily and may play […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Here is why April was selected for the campaign
04-26   Alcohol Awareness Month: Here is why April was selected for the campaign

To educate and inform people about the ill effects of alcohol, Alcohol Awareness Month is observed in April every year in the United States. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors the event and encourages local communities to come forward and share their struggles against alcohol addiction on the way to recovery. […]

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