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Young male with bipolar disorder mistakes his symptoms for Ebola

Joshua Marshall, 18, was recently charged with causing public panic related to the Ebola scare on a flight traveling from Florida to Vienna. However, he has since been released on bond following the incident. This is because Marshall has been suffering from symptoms of bipolar disorder and therefore, he did not have the Ebola virus …

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Teenage Self-Harm

Self-harm normally refers to the actions of a person who hurts themselves in order to relieve emotional pain or distress. It serves the purpose of making emotional pain physical and, in the view of some who self-harm, easier to deal with than the emotional pain itself. It is estimated that around one half to one …

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Teenage Depression

Depression is a mental and emotional health issue that can interfere with a person’s social life, occupation and their livelihood. A person dealing with depression must work through feelings of sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, unwarranted guilt and suicidal thoughts. All together, the struggle that depression presents can seriously disrupt a person’s life. Obviously this is a …

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Teenage Male Athletes

Teenage Male Athletes more Prone to Abusing Girlfriends

Exercise is important to a person’s mental and physical health. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of physical activity, especially for children and adolescents. Being active in youth can lead to a healthier adulthood, with reduced risk of developing common preventable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. Playing team sports …

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Test to Discover Risk of Depression in Teenage Boys

Adolescence is often filled with ups and downs, not to mention raging hormones, so it is common for teenagers to experience intense emotions, including feelings of sadness and even minor episodes of depression at some point. For some teenagers, these episodes of depression might signify a larger problem that will develop later in life. Discovering …

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Invisible Risk Factors for Mental Health Problems in Teenagers

Parents who discover their children engaging in risky behavior, such as drinking alcohol or using drugs, will usually step in and try to stop it. However, there is some behavior that parents do not always recognize as harmful that can still lead to mental health problems in teenagers: a sedentary lifestyle, a reduction in sleep, …

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