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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Reframing teens’ negative mindsets to positive ones help prevent suicide

Adolescence is a critical transitional period characterized by rapid physical and emotional changes. Teen years are typically associated with attributes such as stubbornness, irritability, rebellion and risk-taking behavior. It is a vulnerable age where academic stress, peer pressure and parental expectations can negatively impact youngsters’ psychological health. Young children often suffer from emotions such as …

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Study links sleep-disordered breathing to teen depression

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses that affect thousands of people around the world. Stress during teen years is one of the key contributing factors to depressive symptoms in young children. Now, a new research presented at SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) held in …

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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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Residential treatment: Last hope for parents of children with mental illness

The increasing rate of mental illnesses among children in the United States is a major health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20 percent children (aged 3 to 17) in the U.S. suffer from some kind of mental disorder. Of all the intervention methods for mental problems, residential treatment …

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Study suggests that antibiotics prevent brain cells from growing

Most of us have taken antibiotics for some sort of infection at some point in our lives. Except for a slight upset stomach, there are no major side effects or long term effects, right? Apparently not. Researchers at the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany have reported evidence that prolonged antibiotic therapy may significantly …

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Alcohol interventions are not reaching Greek college culture

College fraternities and binge drinking have gone hand-in-hand for decades. In spite of treatment professionals’ best efforts, alcohol interventions have largely failed to curb excessive alcohol consumption in Greek culture. There doesn’t seem to be any end in sight to this destructive relationship.   Binge drinking in Greek culture In 2000, Harvard School of Health …

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Ketamine to treat depression: A new study highlights the effects of “special K”

“Depression is the second most expensive health problem that we face worldwide, but this fact is not very well known because there is a stigma attached to depression and people don’t like to talk about it. About 17 percent of Americans will be treated for depression at some point in their lives, but there are …

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