The Stigma on Boys Crying: Emotional Issues in Boys June 24, 2016
Telling Boys Not to Cry Could Be Creating Emotional Issues in Boys For generations society has established set gender stereotypes for boys and girls. Girls are taught that they are expected to express their emotions freely and be dependent, and nurturing. While boys are taught to be tough, independent, and unattached from their emotions. But how are these expected stereotypes affecting girls and boys emotionally? Research suggests that teaching boys to be unattached to their emotions...
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Being The ‘Cool’ Parent: A Not So ‘Cool’ Parenting Style June 22, 2016
Developing Responsible Parenting Styles Could Benefit Your Teen’s Well Being Some parents base their parenting styles from their personal experiences or the way they were raised. Parenting styles vary drastically from parent to parent. Some parents are open minded and relaxed, while others choose to have stricter guidelines and expectations. Whatever parenting styles you choose, they should always be in the best interest for your teen, whether they make you the ‘cool’ parent of not. Psych...
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Using Video Games to Bond with Your Autistic Teen June 15, 2016
Struggling to bond with your autistic teen doesn’t mean you’re a failure, many parents of children on the autism spectrum have difficulties in this area. Keith Stewart, author of the upcoming book A Boy Made of Blocks, recently wrote an article in The Guardian outlining his experience with bonding with his autistic child. The way he did it? Through video games. How to use video games to bond with your autistic teen Keith Stewart, as a...
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A Link Between Bipolar Disorder in Children and Maltreatment June 15, 2016
Research Suggests Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Bipolar Disorder in Children On average, 40 to 50 percent of cases of bipolar disorder in children have experienced a form of childhood maltreatment. Childhood maltreatment is the potential or actual harm to a child, whether intentional or not. It can occur from an act or failure to act involving emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and witnessing domestic violence. Childhood maltreatment can result in extreme mental disorders throughout life....
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Unseen Danger: Teen Eating Disorders Linked to Social Media Use June 8, 2016
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently conducted a study that uncovered a link between social media use and possible teen eating disorders or disordered eating. Researchers found that young people who spent a greater amount of their day on social media platforms--Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.--were more than twice as likely to develop body image issues and/or unhealthy eating habits (like teen eating disorders). Teen eating disorders defined About 3 percent of all teenagers...
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Young Women Are More at Risk to Develop Teen Anxiety June 7, 2016
Review of Research Suggests Teen Anxiety is Underrepresented Teen anxiety and other anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder present within the general population. The CDC estimates that the lifetime prevalence of anxiety is more than 15 percent. Typical symptoms of teen anxiety disorder consist of an increase in worrying, tension, tiredness, and fear. Teen anxiety can make life extremely challenging for people. These symptoms can create imbalance in their everyday routines and...
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Cell Phone Addiction in Teens: A Technological Threat to Health June 4, 2016
According to Pew Research Center, 73 percent of teens have or have access to a smartphone, while 15 percent just have a regular phone. That’s over 7 out of every 10 teenagers that you meet. As more cases arise, cell phone addiction in teens is beginning to be taken more seriously. Teens spend a large amount of time on their phones, so it’s hard to discern between regular phone use and cell phone addiction in teens....
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Teen Heroin Addiction: A New Treatment June 1, 2016
FDA Approved a New Device to Help Teen Heroin Addiction Sometimes in life we venture down the wrong path. As a teen ager peer pressure can lead to making poor decisions for yourself. While our friends may seem like the most important people in our lives as a teenager, they often don’t always have our best interests at heart. Addiction is becoming a common problem amongst teens. Teen heroin addiction is commonly abused because of how...
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Calming the Storm: Mindfulness and OCD May 26, 2016
Mindfulness practice is becoming more popular as a treatment resource for various mental illnesses, but practicing mindfulness and OCD are rarely connected. Those struggling with OCD often have issues controlling their thoughts or quieting their minds, causing repetitive behaviors. This is where the connection between mindfulness and OCD is most strong. People practice mindfulness in order to gain control over their thoughts and become more aware of their actions. How mindfulness and OCD are related The...
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Legalizing Linked to Perceived Danger of Adolescent Marijuana Use Dropping May 20, 2016
More and more states are seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Alongside this, the perceived danger of adolescent marijuana use has started dropping. Teens figure because it’s being legalized, it must not have many negative effects for young people. More education on the peril of adolescent marijuana use is needed in schools to combat this idea. Marijuana use in adolescence can lead to permanent brain damage in areas related to learning, reasoning, and paying attention;...
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