Posts Tagged ‘Psychiatric Illnesses’

  • Can Childhood Asthma Predict Teen Mental Health Issues

    Can Childhood Asthma Predict Teen Mental Health Issues?

    May 28, 14 • 2008 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Can Childhood Asthma Predict Teen Mental Health Issues?

    While mental and physical health have traditionally been treated by separate doctors, research and clinical experiences are increasingly providing support for viewing symptoms in light of total health. Many physical and mental health factors are being found...

  • Why Do Youth Prescription Rates For ADHD Medication Keeps Escalating

    Why Do Youth Prescription Rates For ADHD Medication Keeps Escalating?

    Apr 28, 14 • 1834 Views • ADHD/ADDComments Off on Why Do Youth Prescription Rates For ADHD Medication Keeps Escalating?

    Over the years, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has become a more commonly diagnosed mental illness in children. Opinions have differed over the decades about proper treatment of the illness in children and the amount and types of medication...

  • Depression Affects Teens At All Socio-Economic Levels

    Depression Affects Teens At All Socio-Economic Levels

    Apr 9, 14 • 1919 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Depression Affects Teens At All Socio-Economic Levels

    It goes against what most would think possible — teenagers from wealthy families that have money are successful and active, but they show signs of depression, anxiety and have a higher percentage of substance abuse than peers in a lower socio-economic...

  • Childhood Brain Injuries May Lead To Later Depression

    Childhood Brain Injuries May Lead To Later Depression

    Apr 4, 14 • 1913 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Childhood Brain Injuries May Lead To Later Depression

    Rapid brain development during adolescence is thought to be why most mental health issues emerge at this stage of life. While most teens experience some form of emotional upheaval, serious depression can occur, sometimes with a specific disturbance being the...

  • A Specific Memory Problem May Predict The Onset Of Teen Depression

    A Specific Memory Problem May Predict The Onset Of Teen Depression

    Apr 1, 14 • 1982 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on A Specific Memory Problem May Predict The Onset Of Teen Depression

    Teen depression is a term used to describe symptoms of depressive illness that occur in adolescents 18 years and younger. Significant numbers of children in this age group develop depression symptoms. Current research indicates that a specific memory problem,...

  • Tracking Psychopathic Traits in Teenagers

    Tracking Psychopathic Traits In Teenagers

    Mar 26, 14 • 8879 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Tracking Psychopathic Traits In Teenagers

    Psychopathic traits are personality traits centered on such things as disregard for other people’s feelings, impulsive actions, recurring use of manipulation or deception, and an unusually narrow emotional range. In a study published in September 2013 in...

  • Why Are Antisocial Behaviors Linked With Low Social Cognition Scores

    Are Antisocial Behaviors Linked With Low Social Cognition Scores?

    Mar 13, 14 • 2532 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Are Antisocial Behaviors Linked With Low Social Cognition Scores?

    Antisocial behaviors often emerge before adulthood. While these traits have been explored in children, a new study is one of the first to examine the occurrence and impact of antisocial traits among young adults. The teen years represent a time of intense...

  • Is Psychosis A Predictor For Teen Suicide | Adolescent Suicide Factors

    Is Psychosis A Predictor For Teen Suicide?

    Mar 10, 14 • 2047 Views • SuicideComments Off on Is Psychosis A Predictor For Teen Suicide?

    Psychosis is the collective term for a group of symptoms that alter normal human consciousness and seriously weaken the ability to tell fantasy from reality. Many of the people affected by these symptoms have schizophrenia or some other form of mental...

  • What Does Teen Depression And Mental And Medical Illness Have In Common

    What Does Teen Depression And Mental And Medical Illness Have In Common?

    Feb 14, 14 • 1944 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on What Does Teen Depression And Mental And Medical Illness Have In Common?

    Depression usually travels with company. When teens are diagnosed with depression, most times they are also assessed for other mental or physical illnesses. Many studies have concluded that in order for a teen’s depression to be successfully treated, they...

  • 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 • 4038 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...