Intensive crisis intervention (ICI) is a promising alternative to lengthy hospitalization, new research shows. The findings[1] also revealed significant reductions in suicidal ideation at the three-month follow-up. When an adolescent is acutely suicidal and cannot safely remain in the community, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is the traditional intervention. But a lack of appropriate facilities across the… Read more

Young teens who spend more time with TV and electronic devices drink more sugared or caffeinated drinks than their peers, indicates a a study of U.S. teens led by researchers from McMaster University. The results are concerning because many of these teenagers exceed recommended levels of both sugar and caffeine. “There is a trend towards… Read more

Social media use and television viewing are linked to increases in adolescent depressive symptoms, a new study by a team of CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal scientists indicates. The research revealed that a higher than average frequency of social media and television viewing over four years predicts more severe symptoms of depression over that… Read more

Adolescents don’t distinguish between negative emotions as readily as younger children and adults in their 20s do, according to new research. The work offer insight into how experiences of emotion vary at different ages and why adolescence may be a particularly vulnerable period in emotional development. “We found a pretty interesting developmental trajectory when it… Read more

The pressures of young adulthood coupled with the demands of university leave undergraduates at risk for depressive symptoms. In fact, nearly 30% of undergraduates suffer from depressive symptoms, which is threefold higher than the general population. As such, researchers are increasingly interested in identifying factors that contribute to depressive symptoms to help curb the ever-increasing… Read more