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Siblings’ support can help people fight mental problems
09-19   Siblings’ support can help people fight mental problems
Posted in Mental Health

Charlotte (name changed) of San Diego has been reading books on depression since her younger sister Laura (name changed) was diagnosed with the mental disorder five years ago. She has not stopped following all updates posted about depression on Twitter. Charlotte says that she is trying to extend all possible help to get her sister […]

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Comprehensive strategy needed to deal with opioid abuse in teenagers
09-12   National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Comprehensive strategy needed to deal with opioid abuse in teenagers

The opioid crisis has been ravaging the United States for the past few years. Studies have shown that teenagers are more vulnerable to opioid addiction due to a combination of factors. A look at the statistics by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), reveals a high nonmedical use of prescription opioids by teenagers. The […]

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 steps for parents to help keep teenagers away from drugs
08-30   International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 steps for parents to help keep teenagers away from drugs
Posted in Drug Abuse

Parenting is not an easy task, especially when children reach adolescence and prefer to live lives their way. Studies show that teenagers and young adults are more vulnerable to substance abuse. Therefore, it is necessary that parents share experiences that can help prevent teens from indulging in drugs and alcohol. Worried guardians and family members […]

School exclusion can trigger long-term mental problems, finds study
08-24   School exclusion can trigger long-term mental problems, finds study
Posted in Mental Health

Children are prone to mental health problems. Researchers all over the world are busy studying factors that may result in adverse effects to the emotional health of children and adolescents. Now, a new study suggests that excluding children from school can cause them to suffer from prolonged psychological disorders. For the study titled “The Relationship […]

Don’t Be a Bully Month: How to deal with bullying at schools
08-23   Don’t Be a Bully Month: How to deal with bullying at schools
Posted in Bullying

Psychologists identify bullying as a kind of dysfunctional behavior that some people indulge in only for the purpose of self-protection. Bullying need not always be physical in nature. It may assume varied forms, including manipulation, humiliation, intimidation and isolation, among others. Bullying is usually done intentionally or consciously. Teenage bullying is prevalent in most schools […]

Dealing with alcohol abuse in teenagers
08-22   Dealing with alcohol abuse in teenagers
Posted in Alcohol

Figures revealing teenage drinking patterns in America present a grim picture. Underage drinking is an enormous public health concern that parents and federal agencies are grappling with on a continual basis. Despite community-based health care workers and physicians persistently warning about the adverse effects of alcohol, most teenagers in the country continue to look at […]

US teen drug overdose death rate shoots 19% in a year, reports CDC
08-18   US teen drug overdose death rate shoots 19% in a year, reports CDC
Posted in drug rehab

According to the latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics, the rate of overdose deaths involving teens aged 15 to 19 in the United States rose by 19 percent from 2014 to 2015. In 2014, there were around 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens, however, the […]

Teen suicide rates rising for both genders, says CDC study
08-17   Teen suicide rates rising for both genders, says CDC study
Posted in Rehab

Teen suicide is a major cause of concern in the United States. Latest figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that the number of teenagers taking their own lives in the country has been rising between 2007 and 2015. In a study titled “QuickStats: Suicide rates for teens aged 15-19 […]

Teen depression increases risk of violence, suggests study
08-10   Teen depression increases risk of violence, suggests study
Posted in Depression

There are many reasons that may cause a teenager to get depressed. Statistics suggest that depression is the most common mental health disorder among adolescents in the United States. While the effects of the disorder may be myriad like its causes, a group of researchers has suggested how teen depression may aggravate the risk of […]

How to deal with binge eating disorder in teens
08-09   How to deal with binge eating disorder in teens

  Sara’s mother often noticed large quantities of food missing from her kitchen. When she asked her teenaged daughter about it, she denied having any knowledge of the same. However, keeping a tab on Sara’s movements made her realize the truth behind frequent vanishing of food items. Later, Sara was diagnosed with binge eating disorder […]

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