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Scientists find other therapies to be as effective as CBT for treating teen depression
03-29   Scientists find other therapies to be as effective as CBT for treating teen depression

Depression can affect anyone, cutting across age, gender, and social and economic status. However, various physical, emotional, psychological and social changes affecting the teens make them more vulnerable to depression. Clinicians treat depression using a combination of necessary medications and therapies that help patients get rid of the symptoms. According to reports, nearly half of […]

Early intervention may help reduce adolescent depression, says study
03-24   Early intervention may help reduce adolescent depression, says study

Poor mental health among adolescents needs timely treatment or it can lead to other complications. The stigma attached to mental illnesses refrains the young population from sharing their problems or asking for help. The fear of social isolation culminates into shame, secrecy and conservativeness exhibited during social interactions that may aggravate if the much needed […]

Depression, alcohol and marijuana can push adolescents toward synthetic marijuana
03-23   Depression, alcohol and marijuana can push adolescents toward synthetic marijuana

The percentage of high school and college students smoking marijuana in the United States is on the rise, say various reports. Studies say that consuming weed at this age can lead to various mental and behavioral problems like depression and schizophrenia. Looking at the situation, a recent study titled “Longitudinal Predictors of Synthetic Cannabinoid Use […]

Policies and rules prevent teens dependent on drugs from taking MAT, says study
03-20   Policies and rules prevent teens dependent on drugs from taking MAT, says study

Opioid addiction has affected the future of millions of people in the United States. Many avail the necessary treatment recommended to get rid of their dependence but there are others who cannot receive the required treatment because of policies and guidelines. A group of researchers in a recent study, titled “Medication-Assisted Treatment for Adolescents in […]

Indiana Senate nod for bill on mental health education
03-18   Indiana Senate nod for bill on mental health education

In an attempt to spread awareness about mental health problems and reduce the stigma associated with it, various agencies in the United States are working hard to educate and inform people about possible mental disorders and the necessity to share details about the problems with the loved ones. Understanding the need to include mental health awareness […]

Brain scans may help identify future substance abuse among teens
03-07   Brain scans may help identify future substance abuse among teens

Novelty-seeking adolescents are often labeled as irrational, lazy and even violent. Now, a new study further justifies it by claiming that novelty-seeking tendencies in teenagers may promote problematic impulsive behaviors including drug use. According to the study published in Nature Communications on Feb. 21, 2017, brain scans can help identify personality traits in teenagers that […]

Shattering myths about eating disorders
03-06   Shattering myths about eating disorders

  For some teens, the entire focus of the life is on the body weight and their body image. They may look normal on the outside, but their minds are too fixated on their food and the calorie intake. Prolonged frustration concerning the number of calories gained or lost can lead to a problem concerning […]

Study shows children who perform well academically more likely to drink, smoke marijuana
02-24   Study shows children who perform well academically more likely to drink, smoke marijuana

A study from England involving more than 6,000 young people found that those who performed well academically were more likely to drink and smoke cannabis but less likely to smoke cigarettes than study subjects who did not perform as well. The caveat: These behaviors continue into later life and pose health concerns. The longitudinal study […]

The behavioral health challenges of LGBT teens
02-23   The behavioral health challenges of LGBT teens

It’s no secret that gay teens often receive a disproportionate amount of abuse and discrimination, sometimes in the form of bullying, harassment and even violence. The stress and trauma that many LGBT teens face can have devastating effects on their mental and physical health, sometimes leading to behavioral health disorders that can linger long after […]

Push to remove cannabis billboard ads from freeways
02-23   Push to remove cannabis billboard ads from freeways

For many years, people have fought to have advertisements for beer and hard liquor removed from anywhere children are likely to congregate – schools, playgrounds, libraries and residential neighborhoods. Since marijuana has become legal for recreational use in certain areas, that fight has now come to include banning the advertising of marijuana use on billboards […]