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Teens At Risk With Both Main and Casual Sex Partners
A study by researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center and Brown Medical School has showed that teens are more likely to use condoms with partners they perceive as "casual" than with a "main" or serious partner. However, the study also foun...
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Ethnic Pride Leads to Happier Adolescents
A Wake Forest University study published in the September/October issue of Child Development shows that teens with positive feelings toward their ethnic group are happier than those with negative feelings about their ethnicity. More than 400 ninth graders ...
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Early Sexual Experience Linked to Teen Delinquency
Adolescents who start having sex a year or more earlier than their peers are 20 percent more likely to commit acts of delinquency such as stealing, vandalizing property and selling drugs. Meanwhile students who waited longer than the average student at thei...
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Do R-Rated Films Make Teens Smoke?
A new study says yes--but only in the case of white adolescents. The study, published in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, interviewed non-smoking teens in 2002 on how much television they watched, the films they had seen t...
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Internet Helps Teens Bond With Real-Life Pals
Hours spent in front of the computer might not be the worst thing for teens after all--especially when it comes to their social lives. While findings from the early days of the Internet showed that teens mainly communicated online primarily with strangers ...
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PsychBriefs: August 3 - 10, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Women Less Likely to Choose Manly Men for Long Haul When looking for long-term commitment, women view men with more femini...
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More Teens Engaging in Self-Injury
Research published in the August 2007 issue of Psychological Medicine indicates that Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), the deliberate, direct destruction of body tissue without conscious suicidal intent, has increased among high school students. Led by rese...
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PsychBriefs: January 6-12, 2008
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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Low Serotonin, Fights with Mom a Deadly Combo for Girls
Sixty-four percent of teen girls who engage in self-harm share two factors in common: low levels of serotonin, a chemical associated with mood quality, and conflicts with their mothers. This finding comes as a result of a study by University of Washington ...
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Teens with TVs Engage in Unhealthy Habits
It may come as no surprise that teenagers with televisions in their rooms get less exercise than those without (1.8 hours per week versus 2.5 hours to be exact) but findings to be released in the May issue of Pediatrics show negative effects extend to eating.
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Most Children On Antidepressants Not Receiving Therapy
A large-scale study on children and teens on antidepressants shows that at least half do not receive therapy in conjunction with medication. The study used data from a database of 6.8 million youth with insurance claims for antidepressants. Data showed that only about 40 percent also received a referral for at least one therapy session.
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Teen Insomnia Increases Risk of Depression and Substance Abuse
Teens with sleeping troubles are vulnerable to depression, drug use, binge drinking and suicidal ideation later in life, shows new research published in the journal SLEEP.
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Youth Suicides High For Second Year
After a decade of decline, youth suicides soared by 18 percent between 2003 and 2004. New figures from 2005, the most recent year available, show that teen suicide rates dropped slightly but remained significantly higher than expected, suggesting the spike is not an anomaly.
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Can Summer Jobs Prevent Teen Suicide?
Holding a summer job has surprising benefits for teens at risk of suicide.
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When Staying Together For The Kids Is A Bad Idea
Growing up in a two-parent household carries many benefits for children--except when parents frequently argue.
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ADHD Drivers At Higher Risk For Accidents
A Canadian study finds that teen boys with ADHD face a higher risk for traffic accidents. Should individuals with ADHD have to prove they are competent before getting behind the wheel?
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Does Facebook Put Teens at Risk for Depression?
The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions parents about social media dangers.
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Teens May Experience Big Changes In IQ
Study shows teen IQs can jump -- for better or worse.
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