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Author: Randi Nelson

Studies found that in 2015 around 3 million teenagers, ages 12 to 17, experienced at least one major depressive episode within the last year. It’s also been discovered that 6.3 million teenagers have struggled with an anxiety disorder at some point. Logically with those statistics,...

Social anxiety in teens is one of the most common anxiety disorders among young people. We all know what it feels like to get nervous around crowds, during a presentation, or when meeting new people--but for people with social anxiety, it’s much more than nerves....

Social media has some of the most incredible potential; it can connect people oceans away from each other, it can create support groups for those in need, it can provide a platform for those without a voice to gain one--the possibilities are endless. Yet there...

According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers don’t get near enough shuteye at night. To function well, the teen brain needs around 8 to 10 hours of sleep--which is nowhere near what the majority gets. Only 15 percent of teens have reported sleeping 8 and...

Most parents know how far the power of an out of control teen can go. It can escalate from slamming doors in your face mid-sentence to sneaking out at night to breaking into buildings to abusing drugs. Teen angst is a normal part of growing up,...

For National Random Acts of Kindness Week, it’s important to recognize the pure power of being kind--not just for a week, but all the time. It can be easy to fall into a routine of negativity and only focus on yourself, but that just turns...

It turns out that symptoms of depression in teens may show up much earlier than previously thought. New research has discovered early signs of depression through brain scans of infants. This research could mean earlier identification in young people, leading to more efficient and effective...

Teenage personality disorders still contain many mysteries we’ve yet to discover and solve. While we can now treat them effectively, methods for identification and treatment can always be improved. A recent discovery has found that the actual shape of a person’s brain can tell us...

Teen body image is an enormous part of the adolescent years. The state of someone’s body image during these critical years can shape not just their physical health, but their mental health for the rest of their life. Many studies now link various forms of...

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a terribly misunderstood disorder by the public. There’s a common misconception that if you like to plan meticulously, organize your things, and keep things clean, that you probably have a little OCD--but this downplays what people actually receiving treatment for...