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Teen Depression Increases Risk for Violence

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Teen Depression Increases Risk for Violence
Research by Three Longitudinal Cohorts titled “Depression and Violence in Adolescents and Young Adults" finds out that depression is the highest contributor to mental health diseases among the U.S. adolescents.
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Did You Know Depression Can Change Your Brain and Lead to Addictions?
In a study with more than 3000 people, the results shed light on the biological changes that occur in the brain when a person is depressed.
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Social Rank Can Trigger Stress and Addiction

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Social Rank Can Trigger Stress and Addiction
There are many issues that could elicit stress and drive individuals to addiction. A potentially overlooked cause may be the burden of social rank.
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The Behavioral Health of Boise

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The Behavioral Health of Boise
It seems that awareness is the area for largest improvement in Boise. With awareness comes better recognition of symptoms and mechanisms for treatment, which also increase with more allocation of resources, another decision that usually lies in the hands of a concerned community.
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What is Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Treatment is a term that most people don't understand. Knowing your choices when considering treatments is one of the most important things to remember.
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Can The Weather Affect Your Mental Health?

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Can The Weather Affect Your Mental Health?
As the weather gets worse, so can your mental health. Here are some tips to help cope.
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Marijuana and Driving

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We know drinking and driving can cause dangerous scenarios. Read here for newest research on smoking pot and driving.  One thing I found interesting was the following: "Drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana had an additive effect, so that drivers using both substances weaved within lanes even if their blood THC and alcohol concentrations were below the impairment thresholds for each substance alone."
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Quitting Smoking Often Increases Caffeine Intake

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If you have been cutting back on smoking, or have quit, you might have noticed an increase in your caffeine use. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's blog has an article about this. Here's a quote: For example, a smoker who usually drank two cups of coffee in the morning with a cigarette will feel stronger caffeine effects from the same two cups after quitting smoking. This is because smoking causes the body to metabolize caffeine more quickly. So, wh...
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New Study on Youth Suicide-Urban vs Rural

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JAMA Pediatrics released yesterday an article about youth suicides, comparing urban and rural settings. While Boise isn't considered rural, much of Idaho is. The study found that suicide rates for both males and females were almost double in rural settings, and that the rates of suicide by firearms were disproportionately higher in rural areas. If you know someone who is coping  with symptoms of depression, consider having a discussion about how you can reduce risk--keepi...
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Teens Watch on YouTube Other Teens Drinking

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In the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, a study was done of videos on YouTube of teens' drinking behavior. The following is quoted from the abstract: Results: There were a total of 333,246,875 views for all videos combined. While 89% of videos involved males, only 49% involved females. The videos had a median of 1,646 (interquartile range [IQR] 300 to 22,969) “like” designations and 33 (IQR 14 to 1,261) “dislike” designations each...
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