Teen Depression
Fighting for a cause: Family of teen who committed suicide blames mental health system for the tragedy
04-26   Fighting for a cause: Family of teen who committed suicide blames mental health system for the tragedy
Posted in Teen 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 […]

Bipolar disorder I and II have distinct origins, suggests family study
01-30   Bipolar disorder I and II have distinct origins, suggests family study

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a complex mental illness characterized by dramatic changes in mood ranging from high mood or elation (mania) to low mood (depression). The two most common subtypes of BD are bipolar I disorder (BD-I) and bipolar II disorder (BD-II). So far, the understanding was that BD-II is a subset or a milder […]

Transcranial DC stimulation effective add-on therapy for bipolar depression, suggests study
01-19   Transcranial DC stimulation effective add-on therapy for bipolar depression, suggests study

The last few years have seen an increasing interest in non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. Among these techniques, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has received greater attention due to its ease of use, low cost, encouraging results and a low rate of side effects. This has led to tDCS being tested in several studies and randomized […]

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 […]

National Exercise with Your Child Week: Physical activity can help teens fight mental problems
08-03   National Exercise with Your Child Week: Physical activity can help teens fight mental problems

These days a lot of emphasis is being laid on incorporating healthy habits such as daily exercise and nutritious food in one’s lifestyle. However, to maintain one’s physical health, it is not necessary to indulge in heavy workout programs. Daily exercises, such as jogging, swimming or cycling for 30 minutes, can go a long way […]

International Day of Friendship: When a simple “NO” is enough to fight peer pressure to take drugs
07-28   International Day of Friendship: When a simple “NO” is enough to fight peer pressure to take drugs

An adolescent’s life is fraught with many challenges, including those that arise from succumbing to peer pressure. Being part of a peer group can have advantages like discussing issues with other like-minded people, however, there can be a downside to this as well. While the benefits of being in the company of someone who empathizes […]

Scientists suggest risk calculator for assessing bipolar disorder in children
07-28   Scientists suggest risk calculator for assessing bipolar disorder in children

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness characterized by extreme shifts in mood and alterations in energy and activity levels that can affect one’s day-to-day life. The root causes of bipolar disorder are yet unknown, though results of prior studies have indicated that this mental health problem has a genetic component. Now, […]

Purposeful Parenting Month: Parents’ mistakes may push teens to abuse drugs
07-17   Purposeful Parenting Month: Parents’ mistakes may push teens to abuse drugs

The problem of drug abuse among American teenagers is rampant despite new guidelines and directions put in place to curb the rising trend. Experts are stressing on the need to understand factors that propel teens to try out drugs. While considerations like curiosity, peer pressure or motivation to experiment may be responsible for such a […]

Know why drug tests are important for teenagers
07-10   Know why drug tests are important for teenagers

Teenagers getting addicted to drugs is becoming increasingly common now. Easy access to illicit substances, coupled with the availability of ample information on the internet has fueled instances of substance misuse. Despite parents keeping a strict eye on the whereabouts of their wards and being more attentive to their upbringing, some teenagers may still experiment […]

Dealing with a house divided – How teens and parents can handle living arrangements and other aspects of divorce
12-23   Dealing with a house divided – How teens and parents can handle living arrangements and other aspects of divorce
Posted in Teen Depression

In the middle of divorce, teenagers may wonder about their new place in splintered families. The flood of hurt feelings, fights and questions about visitations – among other issues – can leave adolescents in a lurch. Experts of various kinds have provided advice for adjusting to the new normal of nontraditional families with mental health […]

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