Teens are visiting the hospital for suicidal thoughts or actions more frequently. The number of kids who struggle with thoughts of suicide or who attempt to kill themselves is rising. New research, published Wednesday in Pediatrics, finds children ages 5 to 17 visited children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts about twice as often in as in The study found kids of all ages are affected though increases were greatest for older adolescents. He says he hopes clinicians and families take note. The findings line up with past data showing a steady increase in teen suicide over the past decade.
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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. A study of national trends in depression among adolescents and young adults published in the journal Pediatrics on November 14 found that the prevalence of teens who reported an MDE in the previous 12 months jumped from 8. An MDE is defined as a period of at least two weeks of low mood that is present in most situations. Symptoms include low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, and problems with sleep, energy and concentration. Researchers said this is an indication that there is a growing number of young people who are under-treated or not treated at all for their symptoms.
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YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. By Monica Anderson and Jingjing Jiang. The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today.
All technology these days produces both good results and notable consequences. The internet is increasingly a perfect case study for this idea. While better connecting the world and democratizing information, the internet has also allowed individuals to hide behind masks of anonymity. Despite a more recent ramping up of awareness campaigns, cyberbullying facts and statistics indicate the problem is not going away anytime soon. We analysed the results of an Ipsos international survey of adults in 28 countries which reveal an increasing number of parents have children who have experienced some form of cyberbullying.