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Speed and ecstasy associated with depression in teenagers

Speed and ecstasy associated with depression in teenagers | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A five year study conducted with thousands of teenagers reveals that those who used speed  or ecstasy at fifteen or sixteen years of age were significantly more likely to suffer elevated depressive symptoms the following year.

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High childhood IQ linked to subsequent illicit drug use, research suggests

High childhood IQ linked to subsequent illicit drug use, research suggests | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A high childhood IQ may be linked to subsequent illegal drug use, particularly among women, new research suggests.
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Simon Baron-Cohen: Inter-generational patterns of abuse

Simon Baron-Cohen: Inter-generational patterns of abuse | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The study of Borderline Personality Disorder reveals strong links with an early history of insecure attachment to a caregiver, itself a consequence of early neglect or abuse. John Bowlby’s powerful concept of attachment reveals the long-term ‘sleeper effects’ of missing out on parental affection. Thirty years later, these can wreak havoc on one’s own capacity to parent.

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Past abuse leads to loss of gray matter in brains of adolescents

Past abuse leads to loss of gray matter in brains of adolescents | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Adolescents who were abused and neglected have less gray matter in some areas of the brain than young people who have not been maltreated, a new study shows.
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Protecting Our Children - Clues to Sexual Predation

Protecting Our Children - Clues to Sexual Predation | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

We have all read about neighbors, stepfathers, teachers, priests, and coaches insidiously taking advantage of children in the most despicable of ways. Unfortunately law enforcement agencies cannot be with our children at all times and so once more it is up to the parents as well as care-givers


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Mental Health Facilities Abuse Exposed

On February 6, 2002, Matthew Goodman died due to an alleged abused committed by mental health practitioners. His awful story starts when he was diagnosed with autism when he was still a toddler...

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