This century’s increase in addiction issues among U.S. youth may be related to their developmental need to fit in, particularly youth with social anxiety disorder (SAD), which could exacerbate the drink/trouble cycle.
Adolescence is a time of frequent and intense emotional experiences, but some youth handle their emotions better than others. Why do some young people react adaptively while others ruminate?
Genetics helps explain children’s motivation to learn
Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease.
For every parent who ever wondered what the heck their teens were thinking when they posted risky information or pictures on social media, a team of Penn State researchers suggests that they were not really thinking at all, or at least were not thinking like most adults do.
Survey of previous publications shows 17 percent of collegians run legal and health risks by sharing and off-prescription use of Schedule II controlled substances like Ritalin and Adderall