Author: ATTC–Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network Research shows that the earlier one drinks, the greater the chances of later alcohol-related problems. Researchers examined age at first drink (AFD) as well as drinking to intoxication among college students. Findings showed that both an early AFD and a quick progression
Author: Huffington Post The Little Mermaid may have gotten plastic surgery lately (in a dubious ad), but some other Disney characters are getting some less invasive makeovers, thanks to Barneys NY.
Author: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Suicide can be prevented. While some suicides occur without any outward warning, most people who are suicidal do give warnings. Prevent the suicide of loved ones by learning to recognize the signs of someone at risk, taking those signs seriously and
Author: Dr. Kalman Heller Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the country and it is on the rise as one of the most serious health concerns facing us. The irony is that it is also one of the most treatable disorders, through psychotherapy
Author: Abigail Natenshon The Eating disorders were once thought to be women’s diseases. No longer. The number of men with symptoms of eating disorders has doubled in past decade. New research out of the University of Toronto shows that 1 of every 6 people who qualified for a
Author: David Sack, M.D. (via Huffington Post) Drug use is common among teenagers. By late adolescence, a recent study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry showed that as many as 78 percent of teens have abused alcohol and over 40 percent have used other drugs. Although these
Author: Education.com Cutting is an increasingly popular behavior among teens—and it doesn’t mean skipping classes, anymore. Cutting, with a paper clip, scissors, pen or other sharp object on the skin, is just one of a number of self-injurious behaviors that kids use to hurt themselves.
Author: Los Angeles Times As they approach their 40th birthdays, adults who smoked marijuana early and often in life face a higher likelihood of shearing off IQ points and performing more poorly on tests of reasoning, attention and memory than those who smoked pot less often, says a
Author: PsychCentral When working out shifts from a healthy habit to obsession Do you think it would be great to love exercising so much you couldn’t quit? Does the image of a svelte waistline, slender hips and shapely legs bring a smile to your face?
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