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Quality Of High School Friendships Linked To Mental Health In Adulthood

Researchers found that close high school friendships directly predict mental health improvements in young adulthood. Having high-quality friendships at 15 years old predict less social anxiety and fewer signs of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2017

Heavy Alcohol Drinking During Adolescence Alters Electrical Activity In The Brain

The harmful effects of heavy alcohol use on adolescents, which include changes in the electrical activity of the brain, have been highlighted in a new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Brains Of Preteens Who Like To Explore Wired Differently Says Study

Researchers have discovered that exploratory behavior in teens is deeply rooted in the brain, manifesting as early as adolescence although not all are hardwired to be explorers.

LIFE February 24, 2015

The Surprising Link Between Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia

Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia have long been thought to be related, and a new study on aging shows some surprising similarities between the two diseases.

LIFE November 25, 2014

Childhood nightmare may come back to haunt as mental illnesses in early adolescence, study warns

Nightmares are common among young children, but a new study suggests that too many of them may be a sign of impending mental illness.

March 1, 2014

Saliva test: Breakthrough research finds depression biomarkers in teenage boys

British researchers have isolated biomarkers that provide a clear indication of susceptibility to depression in teenage boys. Researchers tested a total of 1858 teenagers for the stress hormone, cortisol, and evaluated reported symptoms of depression in order to identify at-risk teenagers.

LIFE February 18, 2014

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