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Significant association discovered between parental and adolescent prescription opioid misuse
Feb 27 2019

Significant association discovered between parental and adolescent prescription opioid misuse

Addiction

Teens learn different kinds of behaviors from their parents. The same is true for prescription opioid misuse also. Corroborating this, a recent study suggested a close connection between parental and adolescent misuse of prescription opioids. According to a common observation in research literature, the children of drug-dependent parents face an increased risk of adolescent drug…

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Helping a friend cope with PTSD
Feb 22 2019

Helping a friend cope with PTSD

Mental Health

Life is unpredictable. There are happy moments and there are sad moments. Sometimes, there are traumatic moments that get etched in an adolescent or teen’s mind. These experiences are indelible and oftentimes, teens relive those traumatic events by developing extreme anxiety, depression or even a panic attack. Such teens suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or…

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Adolescent cannabis users face increased risk of depression and anxiety in early adulthood, says study
Feb 22 2019

Adolescent cannabis users face increased risk of depression and anxiety in early adulthood, says study

Addiction

Researchers at the University of Oxford and McGill University recently conducted a study to establish a connection between adolescents using cannabis and traces of increased anxiety and depression in them during young adulthood. The group of researchers carried out a meta-analysis and systematic review of the best available evidence by analyzing around 23,317 adolescents to…

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Even one joint is enough to adversely affect teen brains, says study
Feb 22 2019

Even one joint is enough to adversely affect teen brains, says study

Addiction

As more and more states are moving towards legalization of medical and recreational cannabis, a recent research indicated its harmful impact on the overall health of the users. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience in January 2019, suggested that smoking cannabis even once may lead to impaired memory and emotions in teens. Past…

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Half of parents unaware of their children having suicidal thoughts, says study
Feb 15 2019

Half of parents unaware of their children having suicidal thoughts, says study

Mental Health

Suicide continues to rank among the leading causes of deaths among adolescents and teens. This is because majority of the parents are unaware of their adolescent children nurturing suicidal thoughts, revealed a recent study. According to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics in January 2019, nearly 50 percent parents had no idea that their…

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