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Creative expression can help recover from mental disorders

April 18, 2018   0 Comments

Creative expression can help recover from mental disorders

Mental illness can affect anyone at any stage and each person deals with it differently. For some, it can be a lifelong battle, if the disease is undiagnosed or untimely untreated. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to treating mental disorders. Different mental illnesses have different symptoms and even the needs of a
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Risky driving behavior in teens can be attributed to ADHD and inattention, finds study

April 5, 2018   0 Comments

Risky driving behavior in teens can be attributed to ADHD and inattention, finds study

Each year, many teenage drivers in the United States succumb to injuries caused by accidents or are admitted to emergency rooms for treatment of wounds sustained during motor vehicle crashes. While reasons for such accidents may be myriad, a group of researchers has suggested that mental health problems like attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct
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Teens with self-harm history susceptible to suicide, says study

March 27, 2018   0 Comments

Teens with self-harm history susceptible to suicide, says study

Teens display self-harm behaviors to ease painful emotions and psychological distress; express emotional turmoil; self-punish to reduce their feeling of guilt; regain a sense of control; or distract oneself from difficult situations. At times, these also signal a cry for help. Unfortunately, the incidences of self-harm among teens are rising. Though the primary motive of
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Wisconsin aspiring to be first US state to be completely trauma-informed

March 26, 2018   0 Comments

Wisconsin aspiring to be first US state to be completely trauma-informed

Unaddressed trauma is a serious public health problem. The long-lasting detrimental impact of trauma on physical and mental health, especially among children, is necessitating the adoption of a trauma-informed approach to care. Wisconsin is leading the effort to become the United States’ first trauma-informed state. On March 13, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott K. Walker signed
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ADHD medication not associated with higher risk of seizures, suggests study

March 21, 2018   0 Comments

ADHD medication not associated with higher risk of seizures, suggests study

Stimulants are the most commonly used medications in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder whose symptoms manifest early in childhood. Besides other co-occurring disorders, children with ADHD are often diagnosed with epilepsy. Although there are no guidelines on managing children diagnosed with both ADHD and epilepsy, most clinical drug trials
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In a drug-ravaged town plagued by unexplained youth suicides, football is a savior

March 21, 2018   0 Comments

In a drug-ravaged town plagued by unexplained youth suicides, football is a savior

To most people, it may seem inconceivable that a picturesque and intimate town, steeped in history and famous for its cultural festivals, is battling a series of devastating circumstances. Madison, a small town of approximately 12,000 people in Indiana, is considered a national treasure for its elite collection of monuments. It is also a town
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Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil reverses brain damage in adolescent rats exposed to binge drinking, finds study

March 16, 2018   0 Comments

Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil reverses brain damage in adolescent rats exposed to binge drinking, finds study

Scientific evidence shows that exposure to neurotoxins during adolescence, especially due to alcohol use, causes long-lasting structural and genetic changes in the brain. Much of the research has focused on the hippocampus, a brain region primarily associated with memory and learning. Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can cause lasting impairments to learning, memory and attention.
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Nearly 60% Utah teens used both alcohol and e-cigarettes in 2017, finds survey

March 15, 2018   0 Comments

Nearly 60% Utah teens used both alcohol and e-cigarettes in 2017, finds survey

The use of alcohol and tobacco during adolescence is considered a strong predictor of the dependence on these and other substances during adulthood. Underage drinking and smoking can have a detrimental impact on the developing brain, and increase adolescents’ risk for mental health disorders and addiction. It was previously found that Utah youth had a
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Adolescents with OCD face severe disabilities in learning and memory, suggests study

March 9, 2018   0 Comments

Adolescents with OCD face severe disabilities in learning and memory, suggests study

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic and debilitating condition which can strike anyone irrespective of age, gender or socioeconomic background. Although there is sufficient research on OCD in adults, there is limited knowledge about its impact on adolescents and teens. Youngsters can experience severe anxiety and emotional turmoil due to intrusive thoughts, urges or
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Understanding the connection between childhood adversities, education and health

March 1, 2018   0 Comments

Understanding the connection between childhood adversities, education and health

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) include a variety of stressful or traumatic incidents which are associated with social, cognitive and emotional impairment, high-risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and premature death. ACEs include physical or emotional neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse, household mental illness, separation/divorce among parents, and household substance abuse. Early life
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