Pediatrics

Teens and domestic violence

October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month, and although domestic violence is mostly associated with adults, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says teens too often experience this type of abuse.

Neuroscience

Childhood maltreatment may change brain's response to threat

Neural activity associated with defensive responses in humans shifts between two brain regions depending on the proximity of a threat, suggests neuroimaging data from two independent samples of adults in the Netherlands published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why teen suicide is on the rise

Every 40 seconds, another human life is taken by suicide, according to World Health Organization data.

Medications

New study links opioid epidemic to childhood emotional abuse

A study by researchers at the University of Vermont has revealed a link between adult opioid misuse and childhood emotional abuse, a new finding that suggests a rethinking of treatment approaches for opioid abusers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do stress and strain lead to deviant behavior?

Chances are good that youngsters growing up around family members who gamble will also start doing so to release the strains of daily living. This is not necessarily true for adolescents whose family members find their escape ...

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