Author: Psychology Today -Depressed adolescents retain functional scars later in life.- You could say it’s depressing news. Not only do adolescents experience major depression at the same rates that adults do, three quarters of depressed adolescents experience further psychiatric disorder. By age 24, half of them have had
Author: Eating Disorders Victoria It is important to know the warning signs of an eating disorder. These may indicate that an eating disorder is developing or is being experienced in full. Below are lists of behavioural, physical and psychological signs or changes which often accompany an eating disorder.
Author: CBS News (CBS News) – Drinking and drug use may begin early for a lot of young Americans. A new study shows that by the time most teens reach late adolescence, most of them have drank alcohol and abused illicit substances. The study, published in the Archives
Author: Huffington Post According to Aqua’s famous song, “Barbie Girl,” “life in plastic” is “fantastic.” But judging from this photo showing how Barbie’s proportions would look on an actual human woman, emulating Barbie doesn’t seem all that great.
Author: Donna Labermeier via Huffington Post Most people would say that worrying is pointless and a waste of time and energy. I submit to you that it is actually harmful. Here’s why: Worry is fear-based. It is a projection of negative energy. Caring, on the other hand, is
Author: Psychology Today It is not uncommon for parents of a teen abusing a variety of illegal mind altering substances, to attempt to make a deal with the teen; “that if they quit everything else, they will be allowed to just use pot.” This is not surprising given
Author: DrugFree.org A new study finds that OxyContin abuse has decreased now that the painkiller has been reformulated to make it more difficult to misuse. Many people who abused the drug have switched to heroin, the researchers report in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. The study
Author: Alcohol Reports The Gateway Drug Theory suggests that licit drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, serve as a “gateway” toward the use of other, illicit drugs. However, there remains some discrepancy regarding which drug—alcohol, tobacco, or even marijuana—serves as the initial “gateway” drug subsequently leading to the
Gaby Perez started her path in outreach for Insight Treatment Programs as a co-speaker at local high schools in 2008 while still participating in the program. As an alumni, she’s found her experience at Insight as a more in-depth approach to reaching out to a greater population