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Monitoring Teens Online Behavior: How to Get It Right In this day and age, teens have access to an unlimited amount of technology and internet resources. If they want to better understand a topic, all they have to do is google it. While there are settings...

How to Understand the Significance of Emotions When Dealing with Teenage Problems [caption id="attachment_4217" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: TwentyFour Students[/caption] When you’re a teenager, you have absolutely no idea who you are. You’re in one of the many stages of your life, where you’re discovering what your...

Doctors Have Started Using Books to Treat Mood Disorders in Teens The popular books available to children today, can open up an entirely new area of imagination. Many kids become enthralled with book series and the fascinating characters that build each story. While reading is an...

In a new study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, researchers found a link between social media use and teen eating disorders. Young people who spent a larger amount of time of the day on social media platforms--Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook--were more...

Don't Let the Shame of a Teenage Suicidal Attempt Silence Your Story As a teenager, understanding the way you feel is practically impossible. Your emotions are all over the spectrum, constantly fluctuating. Other times our emotions seem as if they are a one-way street. At times...

An article by ScienceDaily discussed new research recently discovered relating to the connection between childhood trauma and dissociative identity disorder (DID). Researchers at King’s College London found evidence that DID develops as a result of childhood trauma, like neglect, rather than a person’s natural suggestibility...

Genetic Research is Uncovering New Links to Bipolar Disorder in Teens [caption id="attachment_4469" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Aguied Julian [/caption] Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that affects between one and three percent of the population. Individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder often have symptoms including unusual shifts in...

In a recent article by PsychCentral, new research is pointing to a genetic mutation for impulsivity and alcohol use. From the University of Helsinki, Finland, the study found that those with a certain mutation of the gene “Q20” were excessively impulsive and risky when using...

Is traditional therapy not producing results? Has your child been misdiagnosed multiple times? Has your family tried nearly everything to help your struggling teen? The next step may be inpatient psychiatric care for teens. This is used for teens who are suffering from behavioral and...

[caption id="attachment_4443" align="alignright" width="227"] Photo Credit: flickr user - Yoel Ben-Avraham[/caption] In a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), examined teen social media use and cyberbullying. They found a correlation between unhealthy eating habits and overzealous teen social media use. An...