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Doctors trained to be confidantes for risk-taking teenagers

Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behaviour in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial led by the University of Melbourne. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Does our mental health as teenagers determine our entry into parenthood? Yes, and no

The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study published in Health Sociology Review reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person’s mental health at 16… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Brains of abused teenagers show ‘encouraging’ ability to regulate emotions

Study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry looks at patterns of emotion regulation in the brains of children aged 13-19 years who have been… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental disorders and physical diseases co-occur in teenagers

Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Older people and eating disorders: not ‘just a teenager’s problem’

For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we take a look at how a sometimes overlooked group are affected by these debilitating diseases. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Teenagers increasingly not getting enough sleep

Researchers have found that more and more teenagers are reporting obtaining less than the recommended amount of sleep every night. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Secular Jewish teenagers twice as likely to have suicidal intentions as their more religious peers

In 1897, Emile Durkheim, the father of sociology, speculated that religion could protect against suicidal impulses. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental health and sleep in teenagers: chicken and the egg

TEENAGERS are launched onto a slippery slope of insomnia and poor mental health once they start delaying their bed times according to a new university study from South Australia. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Signpost for health care services: U.S. teenagers go from school psychologist to family doctor

After initially visiting a school psychologist, adolescents in the United States with a mental disorder often go to seek care from their pediatricians or family doctors. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Simple paper test can help identify depressed teenagers

A few minutes spent filling out a widely accepted mental health assessment in a health care provider’s waiting room could make a big difference for some teenagers suffering from depression, according… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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