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The Gender Gap: Why Is Depression in Girls So Much Higher Than in Boys?
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The opportunities for young women are greater than they have ever been. Women are excelling in education, careers, and as public figures. At the same time, depression in girls is on the rise. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University found, “Between...
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Animal Therapy Shown to Decrease ADHD Symptoms in Teens
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Animal therapy reduces ADHD symptoms in teens. Researchers from UCI School of Medicine found that, “children with ADHD who received canine assisted intervention (CAI) experienced a reduction in inattention and an improvement in social skills.” The CAI group also found...
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Behavioral Problems: Is It One of the Effects of Social Media Use?
Dangers of social media use Over the last decade, the effects of social media use have been a hot topic among researchers. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 40% of U.S. students use digital media...
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Sleep Deprivation in Teens: The Next Mental Health Crisis
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According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of high school students don’t get enough sleep. Based on these worrying statistics, it seems sleep deprivation in teens has become a serious issue. Due to the ever-growing burden of school...
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Scared for Your Child’s Transition Back Home? You Have Options
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Are you afraid that your child’s transition back home might pose difficulties? Dealing with problems such as drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, and other antisocial behaviors is never easy. To help their children overcome such challenges, parents often resort to specialized...
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Finding the Best: 5 Elements of a Quality Teen Treatment Center
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What Is a Quality Teen Treatment Center? Quality teen treatment centers offer guidance and compassion to teens struggling with severe emotional and behavioral issues. Top of the line teen treatment centers provide a therapeutic residential boarding environment for troubled teens.  “Residential treatment...
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The Link Between Depression & Teen Social Media Use
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Teen Social Media Use and Mental Health Depression and suicidal thoughts are on the rise among adolescents. A University of Pittsburgh study found that, “negative experiences (on social media) were strongly and consistently associated with higher depressive symptoms.” Social media...
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A New Lens: Seeing Clearly with a Teen Diagnostic Center
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Families experience mental health crises with their teens every day and many don’t know who to turn to for help. Pediatricians may not have the necessary credentials to properly diagnose or treat your teen. Furthermore, when a teen has been...
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Teen Drinking Linked to Lower Levels of Grey Matter in Brain
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A ten-year study of young adults revealed that heavy teen drinking causes changes in the volume of brain matter. Young adults experience essential brain development through the teen years; which explains why heavy alcohol consumption damages the brain early on....
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Tips for How to Successfully Curb Your Child’s Technology Overuse
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When it comes to parenting, living in a highly digitalized world has given rise to new problems and challenges. One of these problems is technology overuse which can have a profoundly negative impact on children’s physical and mental health. A 2006...
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