A new study has investigated the potential for social media addiction and has found a link between excessive social media use, problems with emotion regulation and problem drinking. As of October, Facebook had 1.35 billion active users, 800 million of whom log on daily. The widespread nature of social media use and the growing concern…Details
A small new study has found that women crave nicotine more or less depending on their menstrual cycles. The study is only preliminary, but it opens the door to the possibility that a woman’s period could be the key to her ability to quit smoking or to treat other addictions.
Chronic anorexia nervosa can result in changes to an individual’s DNA that pose risks to both physical and mental health, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Let’s say your 15-year-old son has type 1 diabetes. As if one ailment isn’t enough, he stands a 33 percent chance of also suffering from a serious mental illness. That’s the message of a new study that found thousands of American adolescents are shouldering what could be a double whammy of health conditions.
A woman escapes into an obsessive cycle of sexual fantasy to numb the pain of a traumatic childhood experience.
Parents or guardians are on the front lines when it comes to detecting and addressing underage alcohol use. However, it can be difficult for parents and guardians at home to get the full picture when it comes to their teenagers’ behaviors and attitudes. This is because of the many hours that teens spend at school…Details
Almost 50 percent of all American children between the ages of 6 and 17 are exposed to at least one event/situation capable of triggering emotional trauma that may last into adulthood, according to recent study findings from an American research team.
According to a recent study published in the journal Child Development, Hispanic teens are experiencing stress related to discrimination and it is affecting their sleep and mental health.
Research has repeatedly found that rates of substance abuse and addiction are higher among the LGBT community than in the general population. These individuals are free to seek a variety of types of treatment for substance abuse, but one such option is treatment designed specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. This can be…Details
New findings from a group of British researchers indicate that young adults and older teenagers who smoke cigarettes have increased chances of developing a cannabis or marijuana addiction.