Sitting still linked to increased risk of depression in adolescents

Too much time sitting still — sedentary behaviour — is linked to an increased risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents, finds a new UCL-led study.advertisement The Lancet Psychiatry study found that an additional 60 minutes of light activity (such as walking or doing chores) daily at age 12 was associated with a 10% reduction in depressive […]

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Understanding the adolescent brain

New research from University of Alberta neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental-health issues may be wired differently from those of their healthy peers.advertisementADVERTISING This collaborative research, led by Anthony Singhal, professor and chair in the Department of Psychology, involved adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17 who had a history […]

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Parental coaching adolescents through peer stress

During early adolescence, especially the transition to middle school, kids face a number of challenges both socially and academically. Peer rejection, bullying, and conflict with friends are common social stressors. These challenges can affect adolescents’ ability to form positive peer relationships, a key developmental task for this age group.advertisement Parents can act as social “coaches,” […]

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