Archive for the ‘Mental Illness’ Category

  • Why Are Adolescent Females At Higher Risk For Depression

    Why Are Adolescent Females At Higher Risk For Depression?

    Feb 3, 14 • 2709 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Why Are Adolescent Females At Higher Risk For Depression?

    Between three and five percent of boys and girls experience depression at equal numbers when they’re children. But as they age into teenagers, girls outnumber the boys when it comes to feelings of depression and anxiety. Mental health experts look at the...

  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder In Teens With Bipolar DisorderMood Dysregulation Disorder In Teens With Bipolar Disorder

    New Disorder Found Among Some Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

    Dec 25, 13 • 4544 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on New Disorder Found Among Some Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health (DSM) has recently been revised and the newest edition, DSM-V, includes some new diagnoses.  One of the new diagnoses is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder or DMDD.  A study conducted by a professor...

  • Teen Depression Increases Chance of Adult Depression | Depression Help

    If You Have Depression As A Teen, Is It More Likely You Will As An Adult Too?

    Dec 12, 13 • 2087 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on If You Have Depression As A Teen, Is It More Likely You Will As An Adult Too?

    Just about every teenager has problems with his/her mood.  The angst of adolescence has been well-established through research and cumulative human experience.  But for some teens, it is something more than the to-be-expected feelings of sadness and...

  • How To Recognize Teen Depression | Signs-Treating Depression In Teens

    How To Recognize Teen Depression And What To Do About It

    Nov 15, 13 • 3643 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on How To Recognize Teen Depression And What To Do About It

    Teenagers are unsettled. Almost everything in their life is in transition. Because of shifting hormones, teens tend to find that their emotions run high. Combine that emotionally charged atmosphere with a lack of experience and what you get is...

  • Signs Of Depression In Teens | Mental Illness Symptoms In Teens

    Different Signs Of Depression In Teens

    Nov 11, 13 • 4161 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Different Signs Of Depression In Teens

    Very Different Ways Teens Show Depression He doesn’t want to do anything with his best friends any more even though they did nothing wrong to him. They call, but he seems uninterested and isolates himself in his room for hours. He used to get good grades...

  • Depressed Teens Having Problems As Adults | Teen Mental Illness

    Why Depressed Teens Have Turbulent 20s

    Nov 8, 13 • 1914 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Why Depressed Teens Have Turbulent 20s

    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...

  • Youths Attempting Suicide | Teen Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts

    Why 1 in 25 Youths Attempts Suicide

    Nov 7, 13 • 2688 Views • Mental Illness, Self Esteem & Identity, SuicideComments Off on Why 1 in 25 Youths Attempts Suicide

    Adolescence is a time of significant changes at many levels, from social circles and influences to physical changes. It is also a time, in which mental health symptoms can surface, including eating disorders, depression and anxiety. A recent study evaluated...

  • Teens With Social Anxiety Disorder - Prone To Early Substance Abuse

    Teens Suffering From Social Anxiety Disorder – Prone To Early Substance Abuse

    Oct 4, 13 • 2590 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Teens Suffering From Social Anxiety Disorder – Prone To Early Substance Abuse

    The teenage years are full of change and anxiety. Kids want to separate from parents and have their own identity, but they don’t yet know who they are as individuals. Part of the learning curve of self-discovery usually includes identifying with peer...

  • New Scrutiny of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

    Sep 3, 13 • 2150 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on New Scrutiny of Childhood Bipolar Disorder

    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has announced its acceptance of the final draft of the fifth revision of what many call its bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This inches thick guidebook is used by mental health...