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Same-Sex Marriage Bans Linked to Psychological Disorders in LGBT Community

Same-Sex Marriage Bans Linked to Psychological Disorders in LGBT CommunityLegalized discrimination has real, tangible effects on the life prospects of those who are subject to its restrictions. Fortunately a number of laws have been passed in recent years that have made discrimination based on race, gender, physical impairment or sexual preference much more rare.

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Childhood Trauma Misdiagnosed as ADHD

Childhood Trauma Misdiagnosed as ADHDConsider two classroom scenarios: In the first, a teacher struggles to calm and reengage her class after the repeated disruptions of a student who cannot remain seated. He behaves impulsively—flipping over his desk and knocking books and papers out of other students’ hands—despite consequences (being removed from the reward system, being sent to the principal’s office, calls home to Mom). He laughs loudly and sporadically, and can rarely sit still for long. Sometimes, he becomes aggressive. When the boy leaves for the day, both he and his teacher are exhausted. He rides the bus home until he is kicked off the bus for “bad behavior,” and enters a home with a work-at-home mom and younger sister. Mom struggles to help her son until his father gets home, at which point Dad takes over. Theirs is a home of both love and disciple, though both parents are equally confused about their son’s behavior. A doctor tells them their son has ADHD and recommends medication; the behavior therapies and stimulants he is prescribed seem to help.

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Teens Prescribed Anxiety, Sleep Medications Prone to Abuse Them Later

Teens Prescribed Anxiety, Sleep Medications Prone to Abuse Them LaterA new study from the University of Michigan warns that teens prescribed medications for anxiety or sleep disorders are at an increased risk for becoming drug abusers. The risk is significant, with teens prescribed these medications 12 times more likely than their peers to start abusing their drugs later. While trying to help teens with anxiety and sleep problems, doctors may be creating a generation of recreational drug abusers. Better education about the risks of prescription drug abuse, monitoring of prescriptions and alternatives to medication could help solve this problem and prevent teens from abusing drugs.

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Welcoming Your Teen Home From Rehab

Welcoming Your Teen Home From RehabSending a teen off to rehab is a heartbreaking thing to have to do as a parent, but it is the best way to help her heal from addiction. Once she’s been through a treatment program, she’s done the hard work, but not all of the work needed to be sober in the long term. She will need your love and support, as well as some practical guidance. Before you welcome your teen home from rehab, make sure you have a plan in place. 

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Mainstream Media Downplay Major Transgender Stories

Mainstream Media Downplay Major Transgender StoriesThe media’s coverage of and interest in issues important to the gay, lesbian and bisexual communities has increased in recent years. But the transgender population has, for the most part, been left on the outside looking in. Transgender men and women face enormous challenges in our society, but recognition and acknowledgement of that fact has been slow to come.

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Sex Addiction and Love Addiction: Are They Different?

Sex Addiction and Love Addiction: Are They Different?In my journey toward recovery from sex and love addictions, I’ve come across many points of view about both the recovery process and the existence of the addictions themselves. Many friends of mine think that there’s no such thing as sex addiction or love addiction—I don’t come right out and tell them I’m in recovery from both, but as most people in recovery know, there are ways to talk to friends about these things without revealing your relationship to them.

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Teens Involved in Vehicle Crashes at Higher Risk for Developing Mental Disorders

Teens Involved in Vehicle Crashes at Higher Risk for Developing Mental DisordersNew research from a team of American scientists indicates that younger and older teenagers involved in motor vehicle crashes experience an emotional trauma-related increase in their risks for developing depression or diagnosable alcohol problems.

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Harassment, Rejection in Adolescence Drive LGBT Depression Rates Skyward

Harassment, Rejection in Adolescence Drive LGBT Depression Rates SkywardAccording to a 2010 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, 9 percent of American adults will experience clinically diagnosable depression during any particular 12-month period.

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Should Parents Be Punished for Teen Drinking?

Should Parents Be Punished for Teen Drinking?In nationwide efforts to curb underage drinking, not everyone agrees about the burden of responsibility and even culpability that should be placed on parents. Many people feel that parents have only a limited ability to stop adolescents who are determined to drink and therefore cannot be blamed for teen alcohol use. However, many others feel that parents should be held responsible when teens drink at home, even if they are not aware of the drinking.

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What Are the Treatment Considerations for Women With Sex Addiction?

Doctors must take several steps to tailor sex addiction treatment for women, according to recent findings from researchers at an American university.

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