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June 28, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Mental Health Issues Increase Among Young People

June 28, 2019 08:01 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

Photo by Ethan Johnson on Unsplash
A recent study in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Abnormal Psychology found mental health issues increasing among young Americans. The research found that while older adults have not had a significant increase in psychological distress, it has increased with young adults, with partial blame given to an increase in digital media use. [More]

June 11, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

teen alone

Why Your Teen (And Everyone) Needs Alone Time

June 11, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

teen alone
Worried that your teen is spending too much time alone in their room? Turns out, alone time is good for them, and you too, as long as you're not forced into it. According to a new study, when people seek solitude willingly, they're actually enhancing their creativity, identity development and emotional regulation skills. Worried that your teen is spending too much time alone in their room? Turns out, alone time is good for them, as long as they're not forced into it. According to a new study, when teens seek solitude, they're actually enhancing their creativity, identity development and emotional regulation skills. The study, titled, Motivation matters: Development and validation of the Motivation for Solitude Scale - Short Form (MSS-SF), was recently published in the Journal of Adolescence. Theravive spoke with one of the authors of the study, Margarita Azmitia, a professor of psychology at the University of California. [More]

January 8, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

bullying and adolescence

New Study Reveals Chronic Bullying Changes Brain Structure And Leads To Anxiety In Teens

January 8, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bullying and adolescence
A new European study recently published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry is the first to show that chronic peer victimization, otherwise known as bullying, during adolescence, changes the brain structure of teens, making them more susceptible to developing anxiety. The findings are part of the IMAGEN project, a longitudinal study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine links between mental illness and adolescent brain development. [More]