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Teens with fewer mental health issues turn to e-cigarettes

Adolescents with moderate emotional health problems do not smoke, but they may vape, USC study finds. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Researchers investigate mental health of teens after dad leaves

Family breakdown and the insecure financial situation that may result is more likely to cause worry, anxiety and depressive symptoms in adolescents who are separated from their father, says… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

The Forgotten Chronic Disease: Mental Health Among Teens And Young Adults – Health Affairs (blog)

The Forgotten Chronic Disease: Mental Health Among Teens And Young Adults – Health Affairs (blog)

Health Affairs (blog) The Forgotten Chronic Disease: Mental Health Among Teens And Young AdultsHealth Affairs (blog)Incentives must be aligned to encourage payers and health care providers to prevent and manage both mental and physical chronic conditions. Physical health and health education can no longer be separated from mental health; the two must be integrated …and more » […]

Primary healthcare providers urged to screen teens for depression and suicide risk

A new paper from nursing researchers with The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman’s University finds that depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Social media pressure may lead to anxiety, depression in teens

A new study suggests the pressure to be connected on social media 24 hours a day may lead to poor sleep quality for teens, as well as greater risk for anxiety and depression. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Teens and Young Adults Benefit from Quality Relationships

Teens and Young Adults Benefit from Quality Relationships

New research suggests it’s not just having a relationship, rather it’s the quality of a relationship that is important for the psychosocial adjustments that occur in adolescence and young adulthood. Traditionally, romantic relationships among adolescents has been frowned upon as they were believed to lead to more problems with psychosocial adjustment. On the other hand, […]

Time spent on social networking sites linked to mental health problems in teens

A new study indicates that adolescents who use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more than 2 hours each day are more likely to report poor mental health, high… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Mental health care access for teens improving, but less for communities with disparities

A national survey shows perceived disparities in access to healthcare in communities with racial, ethnic inequitiesTeens in the U.S. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Victimized Teens May Be Depressed and Armed

Victimized Teens May Be Depressed and Armed

Emerging research suggests being bullied during adolescence can lead to serious adverse consequences. As reported at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, three studies found that high school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school. “Teens can be […]

Text Messages Deliver Sex Ed to Teens

A new study finds that text messaging that connects teens with sexual health educators is effective for delivering sexual health information. Investigators from Washington State University discovered the format is especially beneficial for teens at high risk. “What we found is that teens identified as ‘at-risk’ use this text messaging service at a higher rate […]

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