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Author: Randi Nelson

Have you ever had that classic nightmare? The one in all movies where you have a speech and run on stage so nervous that you forgot to wear clothes. That is an anxiety induced stress dream; normal, common, natural, temporary, stress. Now imagine your teen having that...

If there’s one drug in the US that seems to be everywhere, it’s marijuana. Teen marijuana abuse in the US has skyrocketed in the past few years. It’s cheap and easily available, which makes it attractive to teens of all socioeconomic statuses. What teens don’t...

Is your teen having trouble focusing in school? Do you feel like their attention is constantly elsewhere? If so, they may have ADHD. Oftentimes, ADHD is diagnosed in younger children, however symptoms of ADHD in teens may go unnoticed up until adolescence. It’s important to...

Obsessive compulsive disorder sounds like such a scary mental condition. Teens have it tough enough, with their drastically changing bodies and emotions. But obsessive compulsive disorder in teens is a lot more common than you’d think. Since symptoms emerge in childhood and throughout adolescence, its...

There’s a new menace sweeping the nation, affecting teens and adults alike. Prescription drug abuse in teens is a growing threat to the health and wellbeing of young people around the country. Unlike other substances, prescription drugs are easily attainable and are prescribed for common...

[caption id="attachment_3952" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Source: Flickr User – madstreetz[/caption] Bipolar disorder in teens needs more attention than ever before. In a study, conducted by researchers at Yale University, it seems that the brains of teens with bipolar disorder develop abnormally in areas of the brain associated...

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a very common mental illness characterized by ongoing and persistent feeling of sadness and hopelessness that typically occurs for six months or more. Though all the causes for major depressive disorder are unknown, research has uncovered that genetics most likely play...

[caption id="attachment_3810" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo Source: Flickr User - Tjook[/caption] When people hear the acronym “PTSD,” they usually think about a war veteran; however, veterans aren’t the only ones who suffer from PTSD. Thousands of teenagers deal with the effects of PTSD every day. NPR reported on the National...

Across the nation unsuspecting suburban communities are being ravaged by something no one thought could infiltrate small town America: heroin addiction. Years ago, heroine junkies were the “others;" people you’d only heard of living in big cities and shivering in dark alleyways. Now, heroin addiction...