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Dealing with PANDAS: Strep infection in kids may up risk of mental illness

June 22, 2017   0 Comments

Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS), as per the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is a disorder that develops after a child has a streptococcal infection. The condition triggers a misdirected immune response leading to inflammation in the brain, which in turn leads to the exhibition of certain life-changing effects, such
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PTSD Awareness Month: Exposure to natural disasters could result in alcohol abuse and PTSD in adolescents, finds study

June 20, 2017   0 Comments

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops when an adolescent is exposed to some or the other traumatic event, such as sexual abuse, physical assault, violence, accident, etc. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, adolescents with PTSD are more likely to reenact a traumatic experience they have faced by
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Curbing stress symptoms may reduce risk of chronic PTSD, suggests study

June 16, 2017   0 Comments

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after an individual is exposed to a traumatic or life-threatening event and often includes symptoms such as panic attacks and flashbacks. While the condition is commonly known to affect soldiers and war veterans, it can also affect civilians, including teenagers and adolescents. An effective treatment
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Teen hospital admissions for suicidal thoughts, self-harm, doubled during past decade, finds study

June 13, 2017   0 Comments

Mental illnesses have seen a rapid rise over the last few years, especially among teenagers. Since such conditions not only affect the victims but also their loved ones it has led to disturbing the very foundation of a healthy society, the family. According to a new research conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may help alleviate PTSD symptoms, suggests study

June 8, 2017   0 Comments

Experiencing sudden flashbacks and hearing unexpected noises might seem scary and dreadful. Ever wondered how difficult it can be for someone who experiences such conditions on a regular basis? Undoubtedly, it can become difficult to deal with and might even force the person to become a recluse. Nightmares, flashbacks, and frightening thoughts are some symptoms
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7 handy tips for schools to help improve mental health

June 1, 2017   0 Comments

School days are the most cherished years of an individual’s life and lay the foundation for their entire life. The time spent there not only defines the character, behavior of an individual but often sets the course for the rest of his/her life. While childhood is believed to be the most relaxed stage of one’s
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ODD problem: Oppositional defiant disorder can affect best-behaved children too

May 26, 2017   0 Comments

Every child can be disobedient from time to time due to his or her hunger, tiredness, stress or bad mood. The child may argue, or be insolent towards parents and other adults. When such behavior becomes too frequent, lasts for more than six months, and starts affecting the child’s social, family and academic life, it
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Regular teen angst could signal depression

May 19, 2017   0 Comments

When a person says that he or she is “down” or “stressed,” it is safe to assume that the individual might just be feeling bogged down by everyday activities. However, if a teen regularly uses such words, it may point to early signs of depression, says latest research. The new study titled “Understanding teen expression
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Utah health department launches opioid risks awareness campaign

May 17, 2017   0 Comments

During the teenage years, an individual usually experiences an irrepressible urge to be like a grown up, be independent and develop his/her own separate identity. While experiencing such feelings are normal signs of development, these could prove to be risky as well, since, often, teens become rebellious and experimental and end up abusing drugs or
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Rise in pornography addiction among teens

May 15, 2017   0 Comments

Curiosity to know more about one’s sexuality is a healthy sign of development among teens. But when such inquisitiveness begins to push them into inappropriate behavior, such as watching porn continuously for hours or sometimes, even a day or the craving to watch porn interfering with their normal day-to-day activities, it is clearly a sign
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