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Difference In Brain Responses To Risky Decision Making For Teens With A Family History Of Alcoholism

A new study by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, which is to be published in April’s issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, suggests that there could be different responses apparent in the cerebellum and prefrontal cortex in teens with a family history of alcoholism, during risky decision making tasks.

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Blogging’s Positive Psychological Benefit For Socially Distressed Teens

New research published by the APA in the journal Psychological Services suggests blogging can have positive psychological benefits for teens dealing with social problems. The report suggests that while conventional journal keeping can be a great emotional release for teens facing social distress, blogging can provide a more beneficial outlet as the medium allows for open comments from readers. Most interactions and comments to participants blogs within this study were supportive and offered positive advice.

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