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Universal Children’s Day: Study finds widespread ‘digital self-harm’ among adolescents
11-17   Universal Children’s Day: Study finds widespread ‘digital self-harm’ among adolescents

Over the last few years, considerable attention has been given to deliberate, non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents since it is considered a gateway to suicide. Focus has also increased on the detrimental impact of cyber-bullying on youngsters’ emotional health and well-being. However, limited research exists regarding “digital self-harm,” also known as “self-trolling” or “self-cyberbullying.” Digital self-harm […]

Insomnia, a unique risk marker for alcohol abuse by early adolescents
11-16   Insomnia, a unique risk marker for alcohol abuse by early adolescents

Substance use and adolescent sleep are correlated, with higher substance abuse being responsible for reduced sleep and vice versa. However, not enough research has been done to establish the association between sleep and alcohol use among early adolescents, or on the effect of psychopathological symptoms (hostility, depression, anxiety, etc.) and parental monitoring. However, a recent […]

Adolescent marijuana use can accelerate onset of schizophrenia, suggests study
11-15   Adolescent marijuana use can accelerate onset of schizophrenia, suggests study
Posted in Schizophrenia

The therapeutic use of marijuana has been the subject of much research in recent years, with a greater focus on the benefits of cannabis in relieving chronic pain. Results of studies have been inconclusive due to the limited number of in-depth trials as well as other reasons. Despite this, investigation into potential benefits and adverse […]

LSD use can reduce lawlessness, finds study
11-10   LSD use can reduce lawlessness, finds study

Contrary to observations of prior research warning against the use of psychedelic substances like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin mushroom and mescaline, a recent study suggests how people taking such drugs exhibit less proclivity to engage in criminal behaviors. Authors of the study, published online in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in October 2017, made use […]

“Riverdale” star Mendes discloses her struggle with eating disorders
11-09   “Riverdale” star Mendes discloses her struggle with eating disorders

An increasing number of celebrities are now opening up about their struggle with various mental illnesses like depression, anxiety and eating disorders. By doing so, they hope to remove the associated stigma and reassure their fans that they are not alone in their battle. Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on the popular TV show […]

Survey shows first-time increase in alcohol use among Utah high school seniors in 14 years
11-08   Survey shows first-time increase in alcohol use among Utah high school seniors in 14 years

After declining steadily in the previous years, past-month alcohol consumption among Utah high school seniors increased noticeably in 2017. A state survey, published in October 2017, shows that the 30-day alcohol use among high school seniors (12th graders) increased from 13.6 percent in 2015 to 14.7 percent in 2017. It was the first upward trend […]

Checking bullying among teens before it leads to addiction and mental problems
11-07   Checking bullying among teens before it leads to addiction and mental problems
Posted in Bullying

Bullying among teenagers is a common problem, especially in schools. Lack of timely intervention may aggravate the problem, affecting victims’ physiological as well as psychological health. Bullying may be verbal, physical or emotional in nature. The ways of bullying may include behavioral mechanisms like belittling or targeting someone, sending hostile messages, persistently making calls, stalking, […]

20% high schoolers who use synthetic marijuana do so almost every day, finds study
11-01   20% high schoolers who use synthetic marijuana do so almost every day, finds study
Posted in drug rehab

High schoolers in the United States are increasingly using synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), which are two to 100 times more potent than natural marijuana. The SCs sold under pseudonyms like “Spice” and “K2” have hazardous health effects. Now, a new study by researchers at the New York University suggests that about 3 percent of high school […]

Students’ need for sobriety sees on-campuses collegiate recovery programs
10-30   Students’ need for sobriety sees on-campuses collegiate recovery programs
Posted in Recovery

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
10-27   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 […]