Archive for the ‘teen’ Category

ScienceDaily: Anxiety News

Learning to overcome fear is difficult for teens
A new study shows that adolescents’ reactions to threat remain high even when the danger is no longer present. According to researchers, once a teenager’s brain is triggered by a threat, the ability to suppress an emotional response to the threat is diminished which may explain the peak in anxiety and stress-related disorders during this developmental period.
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ScienceDaily: Addiction News

Patterns in adolescent brains could predict heavy alcohol use
Heavy drinking is known to affect an adolescents’ developing brain, but certain patterns of brain activity may also help predict which teens are at risk of becoming problem drinkers, according to a new study.