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Zayn Malik opens up after battling anxiety for years

November 24, 2017   0 Comments

Zayn Malik opens up after battling anxiety for years

Less than two hours before his scheduled appearance at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London in June 2016, singer Zayn Malik abruptly canceled his performance. He later took to Instagram and apologized to his devastated fans, telling them about the anxiety that he experienced around live performances. He said that he had been
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Robert Pattinson opens up about his battle with anxiety

November 21, 2017   0 Comments

With stardom comes fame. And for young stars, this meteoric rise in their fame might become difficult to handle. Actor Robert Pattinson, who became a teen heartthrob for his portrayals of Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter” and Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, has been through this experience first-hand. Recently, when asked if there was
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Study finds link between depression, anxiety and bone metabolism in older teens

August 31, 2017   0 Comments

Major depressive disorder (MDD), one of the most common mental illnesses affecting people from all over the world, leads to the development of major disabilities. Past research shows that MDD induces bone loss and increases the risk of osteoporotic fractures in adults and elderly people across ethnicities. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other medication
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Alcohol Awareness Month: Drinking behind death of 12 youths under 21 every day

April 28, 2017   0 Comments

For the most of us, life is all about fun, until the age of 21. And, to live life to the fullest, teenagers, especially boys, look for options that allow them to have maximum fun. Their list includes ideas that are both safe and risky for their health as well as personal development, such as
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Serotonin, the ‘happy’ neurotransmitter, may not make us so happy

September 26, 2016   0 Comments

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter located in the brain that is derived from the amino acid tryptophan. Over the years, serotonin has been referred to as the happy neurotransmitter because it is known to have a pivotal role in the reward pathway in the brain, resulting in all those feel-good motions. In fact, drug addiction is
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Smartphones and stress: A complicated relationship

April 7, 2016   0 Comments

It’s almost silly to call smartphones popular – a better word might be “ubiquitous.” People use phones to check email, to browse social media sites, shop, take photos and find out how to get places – talking seems to be the last thing smartphone users do on the phone. Teenagers, most of whom came of
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The toll of perfectionism

March 29, 2016   0 Comments

Brilliant athlete, star student and popular, Madison Holleran’s life looked picture perfect. Yet on the eve of Jan 17th, Madison leaped off the ninth level of a parking garage in downtown Philadelphia. She was 19 years old. Holleran was just one of six Penn students to commit suicide in a 13-month stretch. However, the school
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Mixed messages for MADD

March 21, 2016   0 Comments

Mixed anxiety depressive disorder (MADD) occurs with alarming frequency in young people, yet the American Association of Anxiety Disorders does not list the disorder on its website. This exclusion and omissions by other prominent mental health resources may have to do with the mental health industry having trouble reconciling anxiety and depression under one diagnosis.
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Bros before woes: When your younger sibling is an addict

February 26, 2016   0 Comments

“Our sibling relationships, in fact, are the longest-lasting family ties we have. “Simple perception of parental favoritism was enough to undermine [sibling] relationship. “In families with more than one child, every sibling seems to get a label in contrast to every other sibling.” Such are the statistically-backed reflections of science writer Robin Marantz Henig, who’s
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Bipolar disorder often misdiagnosed as depression or anxiety, study suggests

February 22, 2016   0 Comments

Ups and downs are a normal part of life, but for people with bipolar disorder, ups and downs take on a whole new meaning. Bipolar disorder is sometimes glamorized for the creativity and genius that often accompanies its symptoms. Abraham Lincoln, Ludwig Von Beethoven and Robin Williams were all said to have struggled with some
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