Month: June 2017

Habits that can help reduce teen depression

Teenage is defined as the most unsettling time in a person’s life. There are times when a teenager feels sad or irritated either due to excessive pressure at school, peer pressure or some other reason. But when such emotions get so overwhelming that they begin to impact the teenager’s friendships, performance at school, as well …

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Dealing with PANDAS: Strep infection in kids may up risk of mental illness

Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS), as per the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is a disorder that develops after a child has a streptococcal infection. The condition triggers a misdirected immune response leading to inflammation in the brain, which in turn leads to the exhibition of certain life-changing effects, such …

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PTSD Awareness Month: Exposure to natural disasters could result in alcohol abuse and PTSD in adolescents, finds study

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops when an adolescent is exposed to some or the other traumatic event, such as sexual abuse, physical assault, violence, accident, etc. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, adolescents with PTSD are more likely to reenact a traumatic experience they have faced by …

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Curbing stress symptoms may reduce risk of chronic PTSD, suggests study

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after an individual is exposed to a traumatic or life-threatening event and often includes symptoms such as panic attacks and flashbacks. While the condition is commonly known to affect soldiers and war veterans, it can also affect civilians, including teenagers and adolescents. An effective treatment …

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Teen hospital admissions for suicidal thoughts, self-harm, doubled during past decade, finds study

Mental illnesses have seen a rapid rise over the last few years, especially among teenagers. Since such conditions not only affect the victims but also their loved ones it has led to disturbing the very foundation of a healthy society, the family. According to a new research conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) …

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may help alleviate PTSD symptoms, suggests study

Experiencing sudden flashbacks and hearing unexpected noises might seem scary and dreadful. Ever wondered how difficult it can be for someone who experiences such conditions on a regular basis? Undoubtedly, it can become difficult to deal with and might even force the person to become a recluse. Nightmares, flashbacks, and frightening thoughts are some symptoms …

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