Invalidation of Teens May Lead to Self Harm

A recent study has found that the invalidation of teens may lead to self harm, especially if the source of that invalidation or disapproval is a family member or peer. Researchers at Brown University and Butler Hospital examined 99 teens who were hospitalized as a...

Stress Levels Higher in Teen Girls Than In Boys

Recent research shows that while teenage years can be a difficult time for most, there is evidence that shows stress levels higher in teen girls than in boys. Findings published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science...

Teen Stress is On The Rise

The American Psychological Association has found that teen stress is on the rise in a recent national survey. More than a quarter (27%) say they experience “extreme stress” during the school year, vs. 13% in the summer. And 34% expect stress to increase in...

Childhood Depression Masquerading as ADHD

Author and physician Frank Barnhill has modified a chapter from his book Mistaken for ADHD to discuss mistaking childhood depression for ADHD. As many as one in twenty children and adolescents will experience depression between age five and age seventeen. Of these,...