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    Understanding the adolescent brain

    Study shows brains of adolescents struggling with mental illness are structurally different than healthy peers. New research from University of Alberta neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental-health issues may be wired differently from those of their healthy...
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    High levels of screen use associated with symptoms of anxiety in adolescence

    A new study, by researchers doctors. Boers, Afzali and Conrod who are affiliated with CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal, reveals that social media use, television viewing and computer use, but not video gaming, are linked to an increase...
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    Brain anatomy changes with maturation to adolescence

    Researchers correlate brain anatomy and metabolism with behavioral development In a first-of-its-kind study, Children's Hospital Los Angeles researchers piece together a road map of typical brain development in children during a critical window of maturation. The study shows how a "wave of...
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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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    Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents

    The rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT) goes along with an increase in exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in our daily life. The most relevant exposure source to the brain is the use of a mobile phone close to the head. Several studies have...
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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...