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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Reframing teens’ negative mindsets to positive ones help prevent suicide

September 18, 2017   0 Comments

Adolescence is a critical transitional period characterized by rapid physical and emotional changes. Teen years are typically associated with attributes such as stubbornness, irritability, rebellion and risk-taking behavior. It is a vulnerable age where academic stress, peer pressure and parental expectations can negatively impact youngsters’ psychological health. Young children often suffer from emotions such as
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Study links sleep-disordered breathing to teen depression

July 11, 2017   0 Comments

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses that affect thousands of people around the world. Stress during teen years is one of the key contributing factors to depressive symptoms in young children. Now, a new research presented at SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) held in
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Why do teenagers avoid discussing certain problems?

July 6, 2017   0 Comments

Teen years are often remembered as the best years of one’s life as it marks new found awareness of one’s self and independence in the form of taking own decisions. While teenage years are believed to be the time in which he/she can explore oneself, it is important to remember that these years also demand
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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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Residential treatment: Last hope for parents of children with mental illness

February 1, 2017   0 Comments

The increasing rate of mental illnesses among children in the United States is a major health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20 percent children (aged 3 to 17) in the U.S. suffer from some kind of mental disorder. Of all the intervention methods for mental problems, residential treatment
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Virtual reality: A new pain reliever?

September 2, 2016   0 Comments

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In 2014, deaths that could be attributed to opioid overdose reached record numbers, with the most commonly prescribed opioid pain relievers causing the majority of deaths. For this reason, researchers and clinicians have been desperately trying to find alternate means of treating both acute and chronic
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Study suggests that antibiotics prevent brain cells from growing

August 16, 2016   0 Comments

Most of us have taken antibiotics for some sort of infection at some point in our lives. Except for a slight upset stomach, there are no major side effects or long term effects, right? Apparently not. Researchers at the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany have reported evidence that prolonged antibiotic therapy may significantly
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Alcohol interventions are not reaching Greek college culture

July 11, 2016   0 Comments

College fraternities and binge drinking have gone hand-in-hand for decades. In spite of treatment professionals’ best efforts, alcohol interventions have largely failed to curb excessive alcohol consumption in Greek culture. There doesn’t seem to be any end in sight to this destructive relationship.   Binge drinking in Greek culture In 2000, Harvard School of Health
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Ketamine to treat depression: A new study highlights the effects of “special K”

June 27, 2016   0 Comments

“Depression is the second most expensive health problem that we face worldwide, but this fact is not very well known because there is a stigma attached to depression and people don’t like to talk about it. About 17 percent of Americans will be treated for depression at some point in their lives, but there are
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Is depression a sign of malnutrition?

June 14, 2016   0 Comments

If American communities made time to grow, prepare and eat their own food, they would feel much better mentally and physically. In the meantime, the majority of Americans are suffering from some degree of malnutrition due to the poor quality of our food. Our current epidemics of obesity, chronic illness and mental illness are all
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We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at WRA for the great parent weekend. We enjoyed it and felt that we learned valuable insights on Positive Peer Culture and the values we must have and the importance of family commitment to each other...

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