Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tag: adolescent

Exercise for Youth Mental Health in the Lockdown: Interview with Psychologist...

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School Psychologist Scott Greenspan discusses how to promote exercise and mental wellbeing for adolescents stuck indoors during the pandemic.

Parent Marijuana Use Associated With Substance Use in Children

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A new study examines longitudinal, intergenerational patterns associated with marijuana use.

The Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Young Adult Suicide Risk

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Researchers present evidence of a connection between the experience of traumatic brain injury in childhood and increased risk for suicide attempt in early adulthood.

Flexible Treatment Planning Improves Depression Outcomes in Youth

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Researchers explore the effects of augmented treatment at various points in interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents diagnosed with depression, highlighting previously unidentified critical decision points (i.e., relatively early in the treatment sequence).

New Report Points to Gaps in the Evidence for Pediatric Bipolar...

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A new report on pediatric bipolar critically examines the current evidence base and calls for more research before the diagnosis is used.

Is There an Optimal Sleep Duration for Adolescents?

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A new study finds ideal sleep duration differs in adolescents for peak mental health and academic outcomes.

Improving the Efficacy of Mindfulness in Schools

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New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.

Digital Media Use Linked to Increase in ADHD Symptoms

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Increased frequency of digital media use can increase symptoms of ADHD among adolescents, study finds.

Study Finds Heavy Metal Music Beneficial to Mental Health

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A new study highlights the role heavy metal music plays in the mental health of adolescents facing adversity.

Study Examines Overdiagnosis of Mental Health Disorders in Childhood

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Are diagnoses of mental disorders among children and adolescents in developed countries disproportionate to disease prevalence trends?

Here’s the Real Data: No Increase in Suicide Attempts Following Black...

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A British Medical Journal study led by Harvard Medical School's Christine Lu suggested that black box warnings about increased suicidality in youth who take antidepressants actually led to increases in adolescent suicide attempts. However, the latest in a stream of critics of that conclusion are the authors of one of the key studies cited by Lu in support of her team's analysis.

The Algorithmic Managing of ‘At-risk’ Children

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Part two of a Mad In America investigation into the expansion of psychological screening and electronic surveillance of children and youth. Experts point to mounting evidence that scientifically dubious mental health screening programs are just one part of an international governance shift towards creating all-pervasive surveillance systems for diagnosing 'pre-crime' and managing 'at-risk' children and youth. And not only is this not helping kids, critics argue, it’s demonstrably harming them.