Depression and American teenagers seem to go hand in hand. Today’s youth face many challenges at school and at home. Peer pressure and overall academic success can be overwhelming in the classroom, and family troubles can plague students in and out of the home, causing worry and stress. Adolescents often do not have a way […]
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There is little doubt that the media has an impact on the current nationwide obsession over weight. Television ads feature new deals from fast food joints that showcase a lower amount of calories, while other commercials focus on weight-loss supplements, such as Garcinia Cambogia, and programs like Insanity, and the South Beach diet. While the […]
Studies show anorexia has the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illness. Being vigilant about eating habits, exercising, and living healthily is a normal part of life. Most people try to keep their weight within the appropriate scale for their height, build, and genetics. A few extra pounds are usually combated through a minor diet […]
Occasional outbursts, fits of anxiety, and dramatic episodes are part of the developmental process. These behaviors are not uncommon as we all can experience these feelings or actions from time to time. At what point, however, does the behavior signify a problem deeper than what we see on the surface? Find Fast Indicators of Antisocial […]
Many teens struggle with their body image regardless of their size, and anorexia and bulimia are fairly common. Teenage girls look at actresses and models in magazine who are all sample sizes (size 0-4) and believe that this is the attractive ideal of what they should look like. They also face pressure from their peers […]
ADHD—Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—is a condition that begins in childhood but often goes undiagnosed until the teen years when inability to focus begins to impede progress at school. Unfortunately, there is no simple blood test or medical test that can be performed to diagnose the issue of teen ADHD. The diagnostic process is a multi-step […]
Teen pregnancy can impact adolescent mental health. The teen pregnancy rate in the United States has dropped according to the Pew Research Center. Some experts believe this drop can be attributed to educational programs for teens that highlight the dangers of teen pregnancy. Others believe that better access to birth control is behind the drop. No […]