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Study finds link between traumatic brain injury and alcohol abuse among youngsters

August 23, 2017   0 Comments

Any discussion regarding the link between alcohol and traumatic brain injury (TBI) almost always tends to focus on an individual’s increased risk of injury due to intoxication. Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) were curious to know the outcome in case the situation reversed, especially among youngsters. An older study from OSU had found that
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Ketamine helpful in preventing teen depression and suicidal tendencies

August 22, 2017   0 Comments

For the last few decades, ketamine has found a wide range of clinical applications in anesthesia, pain and critical care. At the same time, over the years, it has also gained notoriety as a recreational drug commonly referred to as “special K” on the party circuit. According to the researchers, ketamine is a harmful and
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“Kindness matters” for youth mental health, finds study by Lady Gaga Foundation

August 9, 2017   0 Comments

Kindness resonates significantly among young people, helping to shape their emotional well-being and overall development. Born This Way Foundation, established in 2012 by singer Lady Gaga, published a study titled “Kind Communities – A Bridge to Youth Mental Wellness” in July 2017. The online study, undertaken in association with the Benenson Strategy Group, focused on
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National Happiness Happens Day: Helping teen boys stay happy by expressing themselves

August 7, 2017   0 Comments

Adolescence can be a turbulent time for many. There are several issues which are characteristic of this formative stage, including those related to self-identity, mood swings, relationships and adoption of unhealthy habits such as substance abuse. Boys and girls cope differently with such challenges. On top of it stereotypes forced onto them by society can
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Teachers’ pivotal role in identifying ADHD in children

August 2, 2017   0 Comments

Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are perhaps the most discernible among school-going children since it often results in classroom disruptions or bad performance. Given that teachers spend a considerable time of the day with children, they are often the best suited to identify ADHD in children before the symptoms become worse. Recognizing this potentially important
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First-of-its-kind study uses machine learning algorithms to predict risk of childhood PTSD

July 26, 2017   0 Comments

There is growing evidence of the effectiveness of machine learning (ML) algorithms in health care. It has found application in the areas of heart disease and diabetes along with some rare diseases. However, the predictive ability of ML has not been tested in identifying the risk of childhood post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Identifying PTSD risks
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Purposeful Parenting Month: How parents can help with teen drug addiction

July 24, 2017   0 Comments

Teen years are a glorious time for some who are to make new friends, form social circles, develop new interests and create a new identity for themselves. But for some, the picture may be grim. The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be a turbulent period characterized by considerable physical, emotional and behavioral changes. During
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Brains of adolescent boys are affected differently by depression, finds study

July 24, 2017   0 Comments

Depression, one of the most common mood disorders, affects not only people’s emotional well-being but also the way their brain functions. The three main parts of the brain affected by depression are the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and amygdala. The hormone, cortisol, which is regulated by the hippocampus, surges in depression patients, leading to mood and
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Addiction risk higher among teens at elite schools, says study

July 17, 2017   0 Comments

Parents usually enroll children in elite schools with a view to provide them the best education and experience including equipping them with the tools necessary to lead a good life and protecting them from unwanted or unsuitable environments. However, a recent study seems to challenge this notion and prove that privilege is not equal to
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Adolescents with incarcerated parents are at higher risk of mental disorders

July 17, 2017   0 Comments

Adolescent years are not as fun-filled and carefree as one would like to believe. In reality, teens often face several stressful situations during this critical phase of their lives. Added to this if the parents are incarcerated, the extent of challenges faced by the teens go up significantly. Adolescents with one or both parents in
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