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News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Late-night cafe can keep people with mental health problems out of A&E | Nicola Slawson

Late-night cafe can keep people with mental health problems out of A&E | Nicola Slawson | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Safe Haven project that offers out of hours coffee and support is helping to prevent emergency psychiatric admissions

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Makes sense.  Wouldn't it be easier and more effective to just hang out with friendly people this evening than set an appointment for an office therapy session tomorrow (or next week)? -Lon

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Be mindful of mindfulness: drug-free doesn't mean side-effect free

Be mindful of mindfulness: drug-free doesn't mean side-effect free | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
When it comes to psychiatric treatments, it’s not just mood-altering drugs that can have side-effects

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But if a treatment has an effect, it will also have side-effects.

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Mindfulness will permanently alter your brain.

Mindfulness will permanently alter your brain. | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
It’s good for resilience and decision making.

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 21, 2015 12:20 AM

Non-judgmental present moment awareness is good for the brain.  Insightful article about the benefits of Mindfulness and why we should all be more mindful.

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Bipolar teen's death in police station highlights rift between cops, mentally ill

Bipolar teen's death in police station highlights rift between cops, mentally ill | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
17-year-old Kristiana Coignard was fatally shot after a scuffle with cops in the lobby of an East Texas police station last month. One national program aims to mend the relationship between law enforcement and the mentally ill population.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Years ago, the police tended to think in terms of serving the community and did more community policing.  Since then, the attitude seems to have become "get the bad guys" and afraid of what they might face in the community, especially after intensive training from the military.  I think just reminding themselves of the goal is community policing would help, and this program is a step toward that.  -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, February 6, 2015 10:51 AM

Sad story from yesterday about a  17 year old girl who went into a police station with a knife in her waistband and "I have a gun" written on one of her hands.

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Redefining Mental Illness

Redefining Mental Illness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New research recognizes that diagnoses and drugs are not the only approach.
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The network of therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness therapy programs started in the 1980s rejecting the rigid diagnosis and treat mentality, referring to it as "medical model."  Much of what they did came under the category of "emotional growth schools and programs."  The traditional defining of mental illness has been questioned by many successful schools and programs in the last 30 years, and seem to be along the line of what this article presents. -Lon

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Inside the Neurotic Mind - Association for Psychological Science

Inside the Neurotic Mind - Association for Psychological Science | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

In the 1990s, David H. Barlow (professor of psychology and psychiatry at Boston University and founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders) and colleague Timothy Brown began a closer study of the role neuroticism played in the mood and anxiety disorders found in their patients. What they discovered was that negative affect contributed substantially to all the disorders in the clinic — in particular generalized anxiety disorder and depression. The findings have since been replicated many times, Barlow said.

 

Today it is believed that two other factors play a key role in shaping the neurotic temperament. The first is that people predisposed to this behavior don’t handle intense emotions well. One study conducted a few years ago confirmed that patients in Barlow’s clinic found emotions less acceptable than well-matched participants outside the clinic and typically tried to suppress them.


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» Treating for Depression Can Prevent Teen Drug Abuse - Psych Central News

» Treating for Depression Can Prevent Teen Drug Abuse   - Psych Central News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Treating adolescents for depression can reduce their chances of abusing drugs later on, new research has found.

[I know, right. But Duh studies are important . . . it's all part of putting the whole puzzle together.]


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Anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, study suggests

Anti-depressants likely do more harm than good, study suggests | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Commonly prescribed anti-depressants appear to be doing patients more harm than good, say researchers who have published a paper examining the impact of the medications on the entire body.

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Will happy friends stop me from feeling depressed?

Will happy friends stop me from feeling depressed? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A new study shows that, like yawning, laughter really can be infectious. It can even help people to recover from depression

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

Laughter is contagious but depression isn't?  I'd like to see the figures from the study. -Lon

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Why are preschoolers taking antipsychotic drugs?

Why are preschoolers taking antipsychotic drugs? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A small number of preschool children on Medicaid are taking psychotropic drugs—for ADHD or depression—despite limited evidence they're safe for young kids.

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When we are talking about a little over 1% of children in the US below the age of 4 taking psychotropic drugs, that is talking about a whole lot of children.  -Lon

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Parenting and depression study: Fathers are at risk, too - PsyPost

Parenting and depression study: Fathers are at risk, too - PsyPost | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
In stressful family circumstances, parenthood sometimes take a bigger toll on fathers' mental health. Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton co ...
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Teen opinion: how bleak should dystopian fiction be?

Teen opinion: how bleak should dystopian fiction be? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses have become an increasing issue for young people in today’s society and many of these aspects are reflected in YA dystopian fiction.

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Lon Woodbury's insight:

I like to read, and lately I've got into YA dystopian fiction.  I'm inclined to see the positive side the author talks about, a youth showing character, perseverance, morality and goal oriented and through those usually overcoming all obstacles in the end.,  Looking at past generations, there were the Tom Swift and Tom Swift Jr. series, and the Hardy boys series, and the Nancy Drew series.  All lived in worlds with threats, bad people, and overwhelming odds.  They were seen as aiding character development, much like I think the modern dystopian fiction can be, especially YA Dystopian fiction.  I've heard parents talk to young people about "What would Harry Potter do?" etc.  Modern YA Dystopian fiction I think is similar, just written for a different time. -Lon


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Penrith Farms's curator insight, January 23, 2015 2:03 PM

A little lighter reading this afternoon.  Speaks to the impact dystopian literature has on teenagers written from a teenagers perspective.

Penrith Farms's comment, January 23, 2015 7:14 PM
Since you said Harry Potter ... http://www.themarysue.com/dealing-with-anxiety-psychology-lessons-from-harry-potter/
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'Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy UK and US families

'Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy  UK and US families | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

“Studies show that on average, serious levels of depression, anxiety or somatic [physical] symptoms occur twice as often among...


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Carol Simeone Dip LC (Inst LC)'s curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:27 PM

"However, the highest rates of mental illness are still found in  children from the very poorest families. Luthar has conducted  previous research exploring the “draining, restrictive  effects” of poverty. Income inequality has been found to  cause stress, frustration and family disruption, filtering into  further problems".  

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Improving memory for specific events can alleviate symptoms of depression

Improving memory for specific events can alleviate symptoms of depression | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Hear the word "party" and memories of the big bash you attended last New Year's may rush to mind. But it's exactly these kinds of memories, embedded in a specific place and time, that people with depression have difficulty recalling.

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More Depressed Than Average?

More Depressed Than Average? | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Whether we think of ourselves as "depressed" or "anxious" depends on what we think about other people's emotional lives, rather than our own


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Teen Drug Users Suffer High Depression Rates

Teen Drug Users Suffer High Depression Rates | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Clinicians treating adolescents who acknowledge recreational use of methamphetamines or ecstasy (MDMA) have new reason to be concerned about sequelae of this drug use.


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