Soon after reports that sex addiction has not been included as a mental disorder in DSM-5, here comes a report on similar grounds from a leading expert which suggests that many teenagers are suffering from sex addiction, and easy access to online pornography and poor sex education are to be blamed for the same.
An increasing number of children are harming themselves either with knives or drugs, a report released by a leading charity stated. The growing number of self-harmers has been blamed on the deepening family problems.
In the words of an expert, there may be a potential catastrophe in the nation's healthcare system as the number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to rise dramatically in the next 40 years. While the rate of type 2 diabetes is expected to rise by 4 times, that of type 1 diabetes is expected to rise by three times, according to a new CDC report says.
A new study suggests that there is a decline in the number of teen smokers across the U.S. and that now, the overall percentage of youth smoking is under 9 percent nationwide, with Wyoming leading with the highest rate of smokers and Utah having the lowest. According to a new federal government report, there has been a significant decline in cigarette smoking among children aged 12 to 17 in the U.S., between 2002 and 2010 in 41 states.
A new study suggests that teenagers who participate in arts such as music, drama or painting are more likely to be depressed when compared to students who do not engage in such activities. Researchers say that this is the first time a study has discovered a link between youngsters' casual involvement in arts with depressive symptoms, Medical Xpress reported.
Girls, dance those worries away, as a new research reveals that dancing can really help young girls get rid of symptoms like depression, stress, fatigue and headaches and help them head towards a better state of mental health. The study conducted by Anna Duberg, a physical therapist at Örebro University Hospital and a doctoral candidate at Örebro University in Sweden, claims regular dancing can hence be regarded as a strategy for preventing and treating low spirits and depression, Medical Xpress reports.
A new study suggests that adolescents whose parents have chronic pain may also be a victim of chronic nonspecific pain and chronic multisite pain, which can cause disabilities and difficulties in life for them. The cause of chronic nonspecific pain has still not been understood clearly by researchers. In the current study, researchers Gry B. Hoftun, M.D., of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, and colleagues examined a possible link between parental chronic pain and chronic pain in young adults.
Being happy is good. Not only for one's health and life span, but also for one's wallet, apparently. A new study, the first ever in-depth investigation into happiness in youngsters and their wealth later in life, reveals that happy adolescents are likelier to be wealthy adults. For the study, researchers Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (UCL Political Science) and Professor Andrew Oswald (University of Warwick) analyzed data from 15,000 adolescents and young adults in the USA, and found that teenagers how reported being happy or had higher "life satisfaction" grew up to be significantly wealthier than others.
Salvia, a herbal drug which is legal and commonly available in many countries, causes powerful hallucinations and has been linked to psychotic episodes. According to a new survey, the drug has been tried by about one in ten UK university students. In British universities, apparently, one in four students admitted to trying drugs that are legally available, and of them, 39 percent said they had experimented with salvia, one of the most powerful hallucinogenic herbs.
Psychologist Jonas Bjärehed concludes in his study, that in order not to over-interpret the behavior in teenagers, one needs knowledge. Bjärehed recently presented his thesis at Lund University in Sweden. For the study, Jonas Bjärehed and his supervisor Lars Gunnar Lund surveyed 1,000 young people and found that four out of 10 young people had at least once hurt themselves intentionally. When the researchers broke down the data further, they found that it is only a small minority of youngsters who self-harm on a regular basis. This can be compared to self-harm in adults with mental health issues.
New reports suggest that children these days are hitting puberty much before they did in the previous generations.
New study suggests that every time cyber bullying is stated as the reason for a suicide, it may not be just that. There are many other factors involved and responsible for such occurrences, ranging from face to face bullying to depression.
A new study suggests that very few teenaged females undergo pregnancy tests in the hospital emergency department (ED), even when they complained of lower abdominal pain, or before they are exposed to radiation for tests or examinations. For the study, aimed at finding out the rate of pregnancy tests conducted on adolescent emergency department patients, the researchers reviewed National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data from 2000 to 2009 on female patients aged 14 to 21 who were examined in a hospital ED. The findings of the study revealed that among the 77 million girls who visited an Emergency Department in the nine years, only 14.5 million (18.7 percent) were tested for pregnancy.
Many parents let their children taste alcohol at an early age, thinking that it might discourage them from drinking when they reach their teenage. However, this belief is wrong, claims a new study.
Even when self-control does not work, restaurant bans do, at least when it comes to smoking. According to a new study by Purdue University sociologist, teenagers and young adults are less likely to smoke when faced with restaurant smoking bans. Also, restrictions like minimum tobacco-purchase ages in Europe do help curb the number of smokers.