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American children’s ADHD diagnoses plagued by lack of evidence-based techniques

December 29, 2017   0 Comments

American children’s ADHD diagnoses plagued by lack of evidence-based techniques

Over the last decade and a half, the United States has been witnessing changing patterns in the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among youngsters. Between 2003 and 2011, there was a 42 percent increase in the percentage of American children and adolescents aged 4-17 who had ever received an ADHD diagnosis. An estimated
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Bipolar disorder driven by combination of biological mechanisms and interactive external influences, finds study

December 26, 2017   0 Comments

Bipolar disorder driven by combination of biological mechanisms and interactive external influences, finds study

Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is characterized by intense and unusual changes in mood, energy and activity levels that affect an individual’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Such changes in mood and energy levels are much greater in intensity than those typically experienced by people. While attempting to identify the possible causes of
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Celebrities offer overwhelming support to bullied student after heartbreaking video goes viral

December 12, 2017   0 Comments

Celebrities from all walks of life are rallying in support of Keaton Jones, an 11-year-old boy from Knoxville, Tennessee after his heartbreaking video, in which he recounts being bullied at school, went viral. In the video, uploaded by Keaton’s mother Kimberly Jones on her Facebook page, the tearful boy described how his classmates tormented him
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Report shows 141% jump in suicides among Utah youth

December 11, 2017   0 Comments

Report shows 141% jump in suicides among Utah youth

A report by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP), released in November 2017, highlighted an urgent public health problem in the state. The data, collected in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), showed that between 2011 and 2015, there was a 141.3 percent increase in
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Holiday season may worsen teens’ depressive symptoms; here’s how to handle it

December 6, 2017   0 Comments

Twinkling lights and mistletoes; festive carols and shopping; the excitement of opening presents and gorging on home-baked treats – it is no surprise that we all eagerly wait for the holiday season. While many may consider the merrymaking and family bonding to be the perfect respite from low moods and depressive symptoms, for some people,
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PTSD not only war veterans’ disease; here’s how it affects teens

December 5, 2017   0 Comments

The mention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) generally brings to mind images of veterans struggling with the stress of overcoming their devastating war-time experiences. While this may be considered the most widely known form of PTSD, the onset of the disorder can take place due to various non-combat reasons as well. This mental disorder may
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Rapper Lil Peep dies at 21, drug overdose suspected

December 1, 2017   0 Comments

Gustav Åhr, popular by stage name Lil Peep, died recently of a suspected drug overdose. The 21-year-old singer was found dead inside his tour bus in Tucson, Arizona hours before his show on November 15, 2017. The detectives investigating his death stated that he could have died due to an overdose of Xanax, an anti-anxiety
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