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Study links ADHD, substance abuse, conduct disorder to same neurocognitive connection
Sep 03 2019

Study links ADHD, substance abuse, conduct disorder to same neurocognitive connection

Mental Health

A study performed by researchers at both the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center has found that ADHD, conduct disorder, and substance abuse share their origins in the same neurocognitive deficit which also explains why these issues often occur together. The study titled “Neural and Cognitive Correlates of the common and Specific…

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US ERs increasingly seeing more teens seeking help for mental health disorders
Aug 23 2019

US ERs increasingly seeing more teens seeking help for mental health disorders

Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 50 percent of the mental health disorders start manifesting by 14 years of age, however, in majority of the cases, these disorders go undiagnosed or untreated. The repercussions of not addressing adolescent or teen mental illnesses can be serious, extending into adulthood, impacting both the mental and…

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Schools in the U.S. have more police than mental health counselors
Aug 08 2019

Schools in the U.S. have more police than mental health counselors

Mental Health

The U.S. Department of Education and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently furnished a report stating that schools in the U.S. have more police on their campuses compared to mental health counselors or caregivers. According to the report, on average, American public schools have one mental health counselor per 444 students. The report further…

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Teen suicide reaches an all-time high; study suggests possible causes
Jul 22 2019

Teen suicide reaches an all-time high; study suggests possible causes

Mental Health Substance Abuse

Researchers have observed a rise of nearly 30 percent in the number of suicides across the U.S. between 2000 and 2016, revealed a recent article published in the JAMA Network in June 2019. One particular area of concern was the increase in the number of suicides among teens and young adults. Compared to the rate of suicides among teens aged 15…

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PTSD Awareness Month – Suppressing specific microRNA could help overcome PTSD symptoms
Jul 03 2019

PTSD Awareness Month – Suppressing specific microRNA could help overcome PTSD symptoms

Mental Health

Human resilience plays a significant role in guarding an individual from getting victimized by any kind of trauma arising from a painful experience or that involving danger or threat. Though not all experiences leave an everlasting impression on the mind, some incidents can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health…

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