Posts Tagged ‘Triggers’

  • Adversity in Childhood Carries Lasting Impact

    Sep 26, 13 • 2197 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Adversity in Childhood Carries Lasting Impact

    Children who grow up in a difficult home environment, enduring pain associated with domestic violence or economic hardship, are at an increased risk for developing problems with substance abuse and various health problems. Childhood adversity, says a study...

  • Social Media Giants Take Action Against Self-Harm Content

    Sep 20, 13 • 2533 Views • Self Esteem & IdentityComments Off on Social Media Giants Take Action Against Self-Harm Content

    Thinspiration and pro-anorexia content in social media has been a hot topic of debate. While social networks want to safeguard people’s freedom of speech and expression, they also want to protect young, vulnerable viewers who might be influenced by posts...

  • Products Being Marketed With Drug Culture Themes

    Sep 19, 13 • 2550 Views • NewsComments Off on Products Being Marketed With Drug Culture Themes

    Candy cigarettes are a thing of the past, but not before being available to children for decades. As the perception of smoking gradually changed, the idea of putting candy in the form of cigarettes and in the hands and mouths of babes became unpalatable. But...

  • Warning signs of eating disorders.

    Potentially Deadly Eating Disorders Can Be Spotted By Alert Parents

    Sep 18, 13 • 3454 Views • Eating DisordersComments Off on Potentially Deadly Eating Disorders Can Be Spotted By Alert Parents

    Young girls are notoriously preoccupied with thoughts about how they look. But for some girls the bar for beauty keeps moving higher and the place of self-acceptance becomes elusive. Around 13 million Americans suffer from binge eating disorder and 10 million...

  • Early Life Stress – No Small Matter

    Sep 16, 13 • 3423 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...

  • Study Shows That Parental Influence Is Critical For Teens’ Choices

    Study Shows That Parental Influence Is Critical For Teens’ Choices

    Sep 13, 13 • 3454 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Study Shows That Parental Influence Is Critical For Teens’ Choices

    While alcohol and tobacco companies have often been accused of marketing their products to teenagers, parents may be surprised to know that there is work being done to counter the effort. Zhiyong Yang is an associate professor of marketing in the UT Arlington...

  • Teen Sexting - Are There Different Effects For Black, Hispanic Groups

    Teen Sexting: Are There Different Effects For Black, Hispanic Groups?

    Sep 10, 13 • 3157 Views • Self Esteem & IdentityComments Off on Teen Sexting: Are There Different Effects For Black, Hispanic Groups?

    Experts are asking the question: does sexting have different consequences or a different effect for teens of one race over another? New research in the area of sexting and demographics specifically looks at whether or not teens of the black or Hispanic...

  • Social Phobia and Children: The Origins of a Disorder

    Sep 2, 13 • 2850 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Social Phobia and Children: The Origins of a Disorder

    Social phobia is a condition that often manifests at a young age. Unfortunately, parents are usually unprepared when their sons or daughters first begin to show symptoms of apparently unreasonable or exaggerated fear when in the presence of other people, and...

  • The Dangers of an Increasingly Narcissistic Culture

    Aug 27, 13 • 2965 Views • Self Esteem & IdentityComments Off on The Dangers of an Increasingly Narcissistic Culture

    Narcissism, characterized by self-absorption, grandiosity, a lack of empathy, and a potentially unconscious foundation of shame or poor self-valuation, is on the rise. A recent study found that 30 percent of college students now meet the criteria for...

  • Deep, Long-Term Effects of Suicide on Teens

    Suicide ‘Contagion’ Seen in Teens

    Aug 22, 13 • 3328 Views • SuicideComments Off on Suicide ‘Contagion’ Seen in Teens

    Teen suicide is tremendously painful and tragic. New research is suggesting that the tragedy of teen suicide may reach far beyond those who knew or were immediately connected to the deceased. The research indicates that any kind of exposure to another...