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Teens tend to think marijuana use is no big deal, but they’re wrong.

According to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers are engaging in fewer risky behaviors than their Gen X parents did. This is, of course, good news.<p>Now for the bad news.<p>While teenagers might be binge-drinking less and …

Extreme internet use linked to mental illness in teens

More than one-third of 15-year-old children in the UK could be classified as ‘extreme internet users’, or those who are online for more than six hours daily outside of school.<p>A report from UK think-tank Education Policy Institute (EPI) states that children in the UK have a higher rate of extreme …

Adolescents with weak working memory and progressive drug use at risk for later addictions

Drug use in adolescence is often linked to later substance-abuse problems, but a new study suggests that a key risk factor is a combination of weak …

5 Things Teens Say About Drugs, Binge Drinking

Teens tell experts about how they were introduced to marijuana, alcohol and other drugs, when they started and what they do while under the influence.<p>…

You May Have Forgotten High School By Now, But It Still Affects You In This Unexpected Way

The social hierarchy of high school sticks with our psyches long past graduation. Aside from likely being able to remember the names of your class’ …

5 Ways Social Media Affects Teen Mental Health

It should come as no surprise that the pressure to be available 24/7 on social media is a very real challenge for today's teenagers. Aside from the …

This Is How “Good” You Really Are At Texting And Walking At The Same Time

Sorry to break it to you over-achieving millennials (myself included), but a sense of mobility and your mobile phone rarely go hand-in-hand.<p>In a …

Shocking ad shows how texting and driving really don't mix

Distracted driving leads to car crashes on roads around the world every single day. Research data shows that in the U.S. alone, nearly 10 people a …

Why teens are more depressed than ever

THEY’RE healthier, better educated and more connected to a world of opportunity, but this generation’s teenagers are more depressed than ever.<p>Mission …

Clinical review: Eating disorders

Section 1: Epidemiology and aetiology<p>Eating disorders are a group of mental illnesses characterised by severe disturbances in eating habits and …