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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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The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Diagnoses have soared as makers of the drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have found success with a two-decade marketing campaign.
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Addicts may be seeking relief from emotional lows more than euphoric highs

Addicts may be seeking relief from emotional lows more than euphoric highs | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Cocaine addicts may become trapped in drug binges – not because of the euphoric highs they are chasing but rather the unbearable emotional lows they desperately want to avoid.
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Can People Learn Empathy From Playing Video Games?

December 07, 2013 KING 5 News http://MOXNews.com

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When Words Fail: Me and my razor - Teenage Whisperer

When Words Fail: Me and my razor - Teenage Whisperer | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

For in the physical expression of my pain I find control. My feelings try to have mastery over me, try to consume me, but when metal or plastic connects with my flesh, I am not defeated. I take control of my emotions by distracting myself from my emotional pain with the experience of physical pain. The physical pain I am in control of, the emotional I am not.

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Self-harm in young people: information for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people

Self-harm in young people: information for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Up to date, easy to read informaton on self-harm and mental health for parents and carers, written by the Royal College of Psychiatrists as part of the Mental Health and Growing Up factsheet series
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The Emergence of a New Trend: Cyber Self-Harm - Social Times (blog)

The Emergence of a New Trend: Cyber Self-Harm - Social Times (blog) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Social Times (blog) The Emergence of a New Trend: Cyber Self-Harm Social Times (blog) However a new disturbing trend called cyber self-harm, wherein someone anonymously posts harmful messages aimed at themselves, has some self-harm specialists and...

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Fahari Health Resources's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:44 PM

Cyber bullying has been getting more exposure lately and rightly so. With 24 hour access to social media bullies and their victims are no longer confined to the hallways or playgrounds at school. However a new disturbing trend called cyber self-harm, wherein someone anonymously posts harmful messages aimed at themselves, has some self-harm specialists and psychologists worried.

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Scientists Discover Root Of Dyslexia

Scientists Discover Root Of Dyslexia | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
By: Tanya Lewis Published: 12/06/2013 08:35 AM EST on LiveScience Dyslexia, the learning disability that makes reading and processing speech a challenge, may result from problems with brain connectivity, a new study suggests.
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Getting real on teen drug use

Getting real on teen drug use | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Parents were looking for answers, teenagers were looking for understanding and police were looking for help.More than 200 people came together last We
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Irony in Our Diets: Stigmatizing Obesity Increases Overeating

Irony in Our Diets: Stigmatizing Obesity Increases Overeating | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New research suggests anti-obesity campaigns that stigmatize heaviness may be counterproductive.
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» Depressed? You May Not Be Able to Enter the U.S. - World of Psychology

» Depressed? You May Not Be Able to Enter the U.S. - World of Psychology | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Could you imagine being discriminated against because you had a broken arm? Or a diagnosis of cancer? Or suffered from a concussion (like hundreds of pro sports
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Creativity-sucking education stamping widgets of children* (video)

Creativity-sucking education stamping widgets of children* (video) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson video on creativity and the school system.

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This reminds me of the story about the Japanese educators visitng the US and exclaimed that if they taught the way we did, they would have almost universal ADHD, etc. -Lon

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Infographic: Youth Exposure to sexual and Violent Media

Information is taken from "Growing up with Media: Exposure to Violence and Sex in Media." GuwM was a three survey of 1,586 youth aged 10-15 years at baseline. Data were collected several times beginning in August-September, 2006 and ending in August-November, 2008.
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Yelling Doesn’t Help, May Harm Adolescents, Pitt-Led Study Finds | University of Pittsburgh News

Yelling Doesn’t Help, May Harm Adolescents, Pitt-Led Study Finds | University of Pittsburgh News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
PITTSBURGH—Most parents who yell at their adolescent children wouldn’t dream of physically punishing their teens.
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Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:28 PM

The findings in this research are not in the least surprising. Real communication is key, not volume or power games. 

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Teen Avoids Prison Because He's Wealthy

Teen Avoids Prison Because He's Wealthy | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old avoided spending time in prison for killing four people in a car accident in June after the judge bought his lawyers' argument that he was the victim of wealth. CBSDFW reports that Ethan Couch was sentenced in a Fort Worth, Tex.
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What an extreme for the all too common phenomena we see all the time as Independent Educational Consultants of entitled youth. -Lon

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'Kids for Cash' Trailer Premiere Exposes the Shocking Case of Judicial Corruption

'Kids for Cash' Trailer Premiere Exposes the Shocking Case of Judicial Corruption | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
"Whatever sins you have committed, you can't go back and undo them," - Mark Ciavarella It was one of the most shocking stories of judicial corruption in American history, and now the full story of Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella is being told...
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Self-harming not attention seeking - study - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Self-harming not attention seeking - study - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New research has busted myths that Kiwi teens self-harming - a practice that is surging here - are doing it to be cool or to seek attention. - New Zealand Herald
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Eight reasons why depression is so common today - Natural News

Eight reasons why depression is so common today - Natural News | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Eight reasons why depression is so common today.

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'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Children with Autism: Scientific American

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Children with Autism: Scientific American | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The hormone has the ability to boost activity in the brain area linked to social behavior and could thus lead to more effective treatment
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Talking With Teenagers About The Emotional Consequences Of Sex

Talking With Teenagers About The Emotional Consequences Of Sex | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Learn why it is important to talk to your teenagers about the emotional consequences of sex and sexual relationships.
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Our Teen Girls and the Obsession With Size 0

Our Teen Girls and the Obsession With Size 0 | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Talk to your daughters about how there is no virtue in striving for being a 0 in any realm of life. See if you can get your daughters to see this size as ludicrous. Use humor if you have to.
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A Cold War Fought by Women

A Cold War Fought by Women | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
New evidence shows that female aggression helps explain peer pressure to meet standards of physical appearance and sexual conduct.
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Keeping the Finger off the Trigger | Sober Nation

Keeping the Finger off the Trigger | Sober Nation | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A trigger is a place, person or an event that could lead someone in active recovery back into being an active user. Find out how to identify your triggers.
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Drug Cravings and What Triggers Them | Sober Nation

Drug Cravings and What Triggers Them | Sober Nation | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Cravings are very common for people in recovery, especially early recovery. There are coping mechanisms and ways to deal with cravings.
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Julia Steiny: Giving Thanks for What’s Left of Childhood Magic

Julia Steiny: Giving Thanks for What’s Left of Childhood Magic | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
To have a sense of place, kids need little corners of the world where they can make magic, believes Julia Steiny.
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