adolescents

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    Outdoor light linked with teens' sleep and mental health

    Large-scale study of US teens shows associations between outdoor, artificial light at night and health outcomes Research shows that adolescents who live in areas that have high levels of artificial light at night tend to get less sleep and are more likely to have a mood disorder relative to...
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    Review of evidence finds excessive smartphone, social media use may be linked to youth mental health

    A new article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reviews evidence that suggests an association between excessive smartphone and social media use and mental distress and suicidality among adolescents. The authors say this should be among the factors considered by clinicians and...
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    When Does a Child Become An Adult?

    When does childhood end? That's the question international researchers are asking as they chart age cut-offs for paediatric services around the world. Adolescent Health Professor at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the University of Melbourne Susan Sawyer says previous research has...
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    Trauma begets trauma: Bullying associated with increased suicide attempts among 12-to-15-year-olds

    International study finds bullying victimization is associated with suicide attempts across 48 countries A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that bullying victimization may increase the risk of suicide...
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    Reducing care needs of teens with substance-abuse disorders

    Kaiser Permanente researchers find long-term benefits for patients and health organizations that employ screenings, interventions, and referrals Screenings, interventions, and referrals can help adolescent teens overcome substance abuse in the short-term. Less is known about the long-term...
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    Data show no evidence that teens' social media use predicts depression over time

    Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. However, the findings do show that relatively...
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    Risk of attempted suicide among sexual minority adolescents

    Bottom Line: Adolescents who don't identify as heterosexual appear to have a greater risk of attempted suicide. Why The Research Is Interesting: Suicide is among the leading causes of death for adolescents and increasing evidence suggests a greater risk of attempted suicide by adolescents who...
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    Teens aren’t just risk machines – there’s a method to their madness

    You know the conventional wisdom: Adolescents are impulsive by nature, like bombs ready to go off at the most minor trigger. Parents feel they must cross their fingers and hope no one lights the fuse that will lead to an explosion. Adults often try restricting and monitoring teens’ behavior, in...
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