A Possible Link Between Teen Mental Health and Vaping

Vaping by underage teens is now considered an epidemic by some health experts, and multiple studies are being used to find out how mental health plays into this growing trend. One of these studies has just published results showing that teens with mental health issues are more likely to use…

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Late-Night Phone Use Linked to Mental Health Issues

Doctors say you should cut down on screen time before bed, and avoid using devices at least an hour before you go to sleep. Now a new study says teens who use their phones late at night are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, increased depression and aggressive behavior,…

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Suicide Pact Puts the Spotlight on Teen Mental Health

Last summer, young girls from Wapekeka First Nation in northwestern Ontario, Canada, made a suicide pact. Since then, three of the girls have taken their own lives, leading officials to declare a state of emergency. This month alone, two 12-year-olds and a 14-year-old from Indigenous communities in Ontario have died…

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Accessing Mental Health Services Halts Teen Depression

Many teens suffer from mental illness but do not get the help they need. In a new study, teens who received mental health treatment for depression at age 14 saw their symptoms decrease dramatically by age 17. Those that did not get treatment saw little improvement, and were seven times…

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Girls with ADHD Often Face Other Mental Health Disorders

Being diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases a teen girl’s risk of multiple mental health disorders, according to a new study. Compared to girls without ADHD, those with ADHD are nearly three times more likely to have an anxiety disorder and more than three times as likely to have…

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Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens Face Many Health Risks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its first study of gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) teen health. Compared to heterosexuals, these teens face higher rates of sexual assault, physical dating violence, bullying at school, and cyberbullying. In many cases, GLB teens are two or three times more…

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