If you have a typical teenager, chances are their self-esteem could use a lift:
Borderline personality disorder, also known as BPD, is a mental illness categorized as a mood disorder. Someone with BPD typically has unstable moods, difficulty with relationships and erratic behaviors. If you think these characteristics of the disorder sound like your average teenager, you aren’t wrong, and this is a big problem when it comes to…Details
“The best thing for being sad … is to learn something,” the magician Merlin counsels his young pupil, Wart, in the fantasy classic The Once and Future King. And the latest insights from science seem to confirm that conclusion, with the implication that encouraging your teen’s studies may be their best defense against addiction and…Details
Attachment insecurity in one or both partners in a relationship can predict marital infidelity, according to new research from Florida State University.
The simple act of breathing gives us all our most direct connection with the forces of life. The oxygen we inhale sustains us and allows the cells in our body to function smoothly and efficiently. Breathing is a recurrent act of renewal.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 6.1 percent of U.S. teenagers abuse prescription medications. Currently, prescription drugs are the third-most abused substance among teens, after alcohol and marijuana. Although the most recent survey data from NIDA shows a slight decline in teenage prescription drug abuse over the last couple of years,…Details
From 2008 to 2012, the number of Americans taking prescribed medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, rose by almost 36 percent. Overall, the number of U.S. residents identified as ADHD sufferers is approaching 10 million, which means the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat this disorder are more widely available than ever before.
Finding Addiction Treatment That Works: What to Look For and Questions to Ask When You Need Evidence-Based Treatment
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LGBT-specific treatment for substance abuse may be the most effective treatment option for members of this community, but the availability of such services continues to lag behind demand. At the same time, research suggests that LGBT people who access general services for substance abuse or mental health issues often face some sort of mistreatment during…Details
While there are many benefits for teens participating in school sports, there is also a major risk: substance abuse. Research has shown that students on sports teams, especially certain types of sports teams, are at a greater risk for abusing substances than teens who do not participate in athletics. There are some obvious benefits to…Details