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The greatest increase in such visits was among girls ages 15 to 17, mostly related to substance use and self-harm.
Youth with depression, schizophrenia, substance use and bipolar disorder are more apt to harm themselves and should be regularly assessed.
Young people handle negative social situations better when they’ve gotten enough quality shuteye.
Children are exposed to controlled amounts of Palforzia until they can tolerate the dosage needed to avoid severe allergic reactions.
Young adult and teen males are the most likely to operate a car after using marijuana or other illicit drugs.
Taking opioids at the same time as benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Ativan, is also associated with overdose.
Preoccupation with one’s device while walking, driving or doing almost anything can result in physical harm.
Officials call for the establishment of a task force to investigate Black youth suicide.
A literature review shows promising signs that teenagers, like adults, can benefit from methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone.
Some of the teens and young adults suffered severe lung damage after smoking e-cigarettes.
The gap between male and female youth killing themselves is narrowing.
Treatment with Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin or Concerta is more likely to trigger mental health problems in teens and young adults with ADHD.
Adolescents who don’t consume enough soluble and insoluble fiber may face an increased risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.
Many parents of adolescent girls have resisted the human papillomavirus vaccine for fear it will have negative behavioral consequences.
Among young people, adolescent girls are at the highest risk of bad drug-drug interactions.
Parental advisory: Remove devices with screens from adolescents’ bedrooms to improve the quantity and quality of their sleep.
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