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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...

Teens are glued to their phones, this is no secret to adults. Currently, it is completely normal to see a young person checking their phone every 20 seconds. This is still such a new development in our world that we are just starting to see...

It’s May, otherwise known as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health awareness has been steadily growing around the world, but it is still largely below what it should and could be. Often, getting treated for a mental illness is something looked at as “embarrassing” and...

FoMO. Far from a government organization, FoMO refers to “Fear of Missing Out”, a phenomenon becoming all the more prevalent with the rise of social media. Not too long ago, social media was simply a way to keep in touch; now, social media is a...

In a recent article published in The New York Times, Leonard Sax M.D., PH.D., brings attention to the many reasons anxiety in teens tends to be more prevalent in girls. He uses the example of an athletic, academically talented, seemingly perfect girl on the surface,...

A parenting handbook on how to handle and quell any situation with your child would be extremely helpful, but the truth is that every parent doesn’t know what to do at some point in their parenting career. If you have a struggling teen, you understand...