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Cyber bullying worsens depression and sleep problems in teens
Oct 22 2019

Cyber bullying worsens depression and sleep problems in teens

Mental Health

Cyberbullying is an act of sending mean, threatening, or embarrassing messages to someone or about someone via text, direct message, email, or online posts. Cyberbullying can get very intimidating for a victim and can greatly affect their mental health, leading to negative outcomes like anxiety, depression, or panic attacks. However, not many people are forthcoming…

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Is substance abuse a coping mechanism for childhood abuse?
Oct 17 2019

Is substance abuse a coping mechanism for childhood abuse?

Addiction Drug Addiction Substance Abuse

It can be easy to look at a teen using drugs or abusing alcohol and think that they made a choice to harm themselves. But what if it is a coping mechanism? What if this person couldn’t find or access any other form of help and this is the only way they know to escape…

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All you need to know about teen schizoaffective disorder
Oct 10 2019

All you need to know about teen schizoaffective disorder

Mental Health

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder that affects adults usually after they turn 18. In extremely rare cases, children and teens can develop early onset schizophrenia. However, it is possible to find an adolescent or teen who has schizoaffective disorder. This mental health disorder is another rare occurrence which is characterized by a combination of…

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Recognizing the signs of teen suicide ideation and preventing it
Oct 07 2019

Recognizing the signs of teen suicide ideation and preventing it

Mental Health

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), there has been a 33 percent increase in suicide rates in the U.S. among all age groups from 1999 to 2017. However, the most vulnerable group are adolescents and young adults between the age of 10 to 34 years. The increase in suicide among this age group has…

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Understanding medicines prescribed for mental health disorders
Oct 01 2019

Understanding medicines prescribed for mental health disorders

Mental Health

Having an adolescent or teen that has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder can be nerve wrecking. Thankfully, there are many different tools that can help your teen lead a healthy lifestyle and learn how to control their disorder. These can include different types of therapies and, in many cases, medication. However, medication should…

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