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Youth in Developing Countries Happiest
People between the ages of 16 and 34 in developing countries such as China are twice as likely to report leading happy lives as their peers in developed nations like Britain and Japan, a survey by MTV Networks International (MTVNI) shows. Overall, 43 perce...
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Depressed Youth Try Alcohol Sooner
Ten- to 13-year-olds who show signs of depression are more than twice as likely to try alcohol than their peers, a Columbia University study has shown. Interviewing more than 1000 children in this age group who had never tried alcohol, researchers found th...
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Article: Increasing Number of Youth on Multiple Psychiatric Medications
Many children and adolescents these days aren't simply on psychiatric medication, but on "cocktails" of two or more medicines a day designed to combat everything from poor concentration to insomnia. Without substantial proof that the benefits of such combin...
Length of Inpatient Youth Mental Health Treatment Declines Dramatically
The median inpatient hospital stay for youth receiving mental health treatment declined from 12.2 days to 4.5 days between 1990 and 2000. This decrease occurred in spite of increases in the diagnosis of serious psychiatric disorders and cases of self-injury...
Youth Who Feel Unsafe Have Trouble Delaying Gratification
Would you behave differently if you thought you could die tomorrow? For youngsters growing up in areas where personal safety is often at risk, this question informs daily behavior.
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