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Is depression linked to violence? Teenage mental health sufferers are TWICE as likely to have a criminal record compared to the general population

Up to 7% of adolescent mental health sufferers have criminal convictions This compares with 3.6% in the general population without depression High rates of depression were previously reported among juvenile detainees Findings emphasise the need for early detection and intervention, say experts Charity said link is exagerrated and sufferers

Teens Who Get Mental Health Help Less Likely to Suffer Depression Later

This post originally featured on PsychCentral. Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence, according to new research. The study, published in Lancet Psychiatry, found that 14-year-olds who had contact with mental health services

Children With Reading Difficulties Are At Elevated Risk For Mental Health Problems

This post originally featured on Curtin University  News. Curtin University researchers have identified and are examining potential research streams which could shed light on why children with reading difficulties are at increased risk of mental health problems. Growing literature indicates children with reading difficulties are at an elevated risk for both internalising

Queensland youth battling mental health, stress and body image, survey finds

This post originally appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald. The stigma surrounding mental health could be easing as young Queenslanders recognise mental health as one of the three biggest issues facing Australia today, a survey has found. Mission Australia surveyed 21,846 Australians aged 15-19, including 4,361 Queenslanders, for its 2016 youth survey. A total of

There’s a Startling Increase in Major Depression Among Teens in the U.S.

But there hasn’t a corresponding increase in mental health treatment for adolescents and young adults Describing teens as moody and angsty is an old cliche. That stage of life is loaded with drama and intense feelings. And it was ever thus—just go back read your high school diary for evidence. But

Efficacy of Lurasidone Assessed in Adolescents With Schizophrenia

November 14, 2016 This article originally appeared on MPR. Share this content: Sunovion have announced positive results from a study evaluating Latuda (lurasidone HCI) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents aged 13 to 17 years old. A double-blind, placebo-controlled six week study randomized 285 adolescents with schizophrenia to receive fixed doses of Latuda

Whole Body Hyperthermia May Effectively Treat Depression

Researchers investigated the lasting effects of whole body hyperthermia (WBH) in the first randomized, double-blind, [placebo]-controlled study of WBH for the treatment of MDD. Researchers have found that whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) is promising as a safe and rapidly acting treatment for depression, with long-lasting benefits after a single session, compared with

Integrating technology into cognitive behavior therapy for adolescent depression: a pilot study

This post was originally published on this site. DOWNLOAD FULL PDF HERE Background Rapid advances in information technology and telecommunications have resulted in a dramatic increase in the use of mobile devices and the internet to enhance and facilitate access to treatment. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an empirically based treatment that