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What Causes Depression in Teens? Addressing Adolescent Depression

While it’s normal for adolescents to experience bad moods, most will quickly bounce back and return to a normal state. When teens are sad, feel hopeless, and withdraw for a period of weeks, or longer, they could be experiencing depression. These negative feelings can become a significant disruption in daily life that affects behaviour, school…

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Why Do Teens Turn to Drinking? 3 Reasons to Explain This Epidemic

The question of why teens turn to alcohol is one that’s persisted for generations. Despite the awareness of the health risks and the way it negatively affects many who binge drink, teenagers still flock to beer and other adult beverages in droves. Both high school-aged and younger are susceptible to this kind of pressure in…

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How Can I Tell the Symptoms of PTSD in Teenagers?

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently reported statistics about teen mental health, including those suffering PTSD. Among those in North America, statistics show that five percent of teenagers have post-traumatic stress disorder. Even with 1.5 percent of young people suffering severe effects of this treatable disorder, parents still remain unclear of the symptoms…