Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category

  • Mental Health Care - Mental Illness Problems For College Students

    Why Is There A Gap In Mental Health Care For College Students?

    Dec 4, 13 • 2472 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Why Is There A Gap In Mental Health Care For College Students?

    As teens graduate from high school and go on to enroll in college, mental health may be on the bottom of the priority list. Taking its place well below financial concerns, academic demands and social adjustments, mental health may not be on any student’s...

  • Teen Cigarette Smoking Linked To Mental Health Problems-Anxiety

    Is Teen Smoking Linked To Mental Health Problems?

    Nov 29, 13 • 2940 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Is Teen Smoking Linked To Mental Health Problems?

    Smoking is one of the world’s leading causes of preventable death and has long been tied to physical health risks such as lung cancer, heart attacks and COPD. However, the effects of smoking on one’s mental health are not as well publicized. A new study...

  • Bipolar Disorder Rates In Teens And Adults' | Mental Disorders In Kids

    Bipolar Disorder Rates In Teens Nearly That Of Adults

    Nov 1, 13 • 4218 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Bipolar Disorder Rates In Teens Nearly That Of Adults

    The teenage years can be a challenging time of transition. Physical and mental changes can cause a teen to feel as if their childhood has been abruptly ended, while they have been tossed into a phase that is no longer childhood, but without the perks of...

  • Recognizing And Treating Teenage Depression | Help For Depressed Teens

    Teenage Depression: Recognize It And Treat It

    Oct 21, 13 • 2476 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Teenage Depression: Recognize It And Treat It

    Every teenager goes through some level of sadness.  It is part of the development stage and certainly partly due to fluctuating hormone levels.  But for a significant number of teens, sadness is more than a passing phase – it is full-blown depression. ...

  • Early Life Stress – No Small Matter

    Sep 16, 13 • 3357 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Early Life Stress – No Small Matter

    Research from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is developing some provocative theories on the impact of early life stress (ELS) on adults. A number of issues, from sexual abuse to neglect and emotional abuse typify ELS. Sometimes losing a...

  • Reward Processing Connected to Depression in Adolescents

    Reward Processing Connected to Depression in Adolescents

    Sep 5, 13 • 2322 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Reward Processing Connected to Depression in Adolescents

    Teens often spend hours seeking out pleasurable activities each week. Parents may scratch their heads and express frustration at their teens’ seemingly endless pursuit of fun while responsibilities connected with schoolwork and home are pushed aside. Time...

  • Eating Disorders Starting At a Younger Age

    Jul 30, 13 • 2296 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Eating Disorders Starting At a Younger Age

    An exploration of anorexia nervosa often lands on the pre-teen to teenage girl with a distorted version of a healthy persona. It’s common for that girl to starve herself, believing she is too fat to be loved and therefore a drastic change is needed. This is...

  • Study Finds Adolescent ADHD Tied to Substance Abuse

    Jul 24, 13 • 2693 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Study Finds Adolescent ADHD Tied to Substance Abuse

    If you are a doctor treating or a parent caring for a child with ADHD, there is something you should know. Those with ADHD carry a higher risk of drug, alcohol and tobacco use than peers who don’t share their diagnosis. A Futurity article details a study...

  • Reward Processing Connected to Depression in Adolescents

    Jul 8, 13 • 3592 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Reward Processing Connected to Depression in Adolescents

    Teens often spend hours seeking out pleasurable activities each week. Parents may scratch their heads and express frustration at their teens’ seemingly endless pursuit of fun while responsibilities connected with schoolwork and home are pushed aside. Time...

  • Depressed Teens Have Turbulent 20s, Study Finds

    Jul 2, 13 • 4799 Views • Facts and Stats, Mental HealthComments Off on Depressed Teens Have Turbulent 20s, Study Finds

    The transition from the teen years to early adulthood is marked by several important decisions about careers, whether to enroll in college and often new levels of financial independence. A new study finds that some young adults may face additional challenges...