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Kids with Behavior Issues, Disabilities are Bullied More, Bully Others More

Kids with Behavior Issues, Disabilities are Bullied More, Bully Others More

Students receiving special-education services for behavioral disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts; and are also more likely to bully other students, a new study shows.

Can Treatment for Depression Help Prevent Drug Abuse in Teens?

Can Treatment for Depression Help Prevent Drug Abuse in Teens?

A new study from Duke University researchers suggest treating teens for major depression could reduce their chances for developing drug or alcohol abuse problems later on.

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

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.

Blogging’s Positive Psychological Benefit For Socially Distressed Teens

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.

Link Between Reality TV And Teens Desire For Cosmetic Surgery

Link Between Reality TV And Teens Desire For Cosmetic Surgery

New research from psychologists at Rutgers-Camden has discovered that teenagers who regularly watch ‘aesthetic enhancing’ reality shows, such as “Extreme Makeover” and “The Swan”, are more inclined to consider cosmetic surgery than their non viewing counterparts.