Nearly 1 in 5 US teenagers battle depression. But parents can help by communicating openly, creating a behavior contract and finding low-pressure opportunities to interact with their teen.
Imposing outright social media bans can do more harm than good.
New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
A well-intentioned public health message has had serious negative impacts on the treatment of young people for depression.
The teen years are filled with fun for some, but many youth begin to experience serious depression, which can set them up for recurring bouts. A new study offers hope: Support and understanding help.
Depression can affect people at any stage in life – here, an expert in psychology answers a young reader’s question about how to help.
Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
A study of 600,000 children has found links between achievement and depression.
At the ages of 6-7, when children are transitioning to starting school, 14% have high levels of emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. This percentage is higher in the later years.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt “useless” and “joyless” grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
Move over millennials, there’s a new generation in town. Dubbed ‘iGen,’ they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
How you use social media can provide warning signs of depression or anxiety.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
Many adolescent pressures are age old, others newer, such as having followers on social media.