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Behavior problems, not depression, are linked to lower grades for depressed adolescents, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
Rather than gaining "liquid courage" to let loose with friends, teenage drinkers are more likely to feel like social outcasts.
Attending a financially poor school may have more of an effect on unhealthy adolescent weight than family poverty, according to Penn State sociologists.
School absenteeism is a significant problem, and students who are frequently absent from school more often have symptoms of psychiatric disorders.
Alcohol use has often been linked to criminal activity on the part of both perpetrators as well as victims.
The drinking habits of a romantic partner's friends are more likely to impact an adolescent's future drinking than are the behaviors of an adolescent's own friends or significant other.
The drinking habits of a romantic partner’s friend are more likely to impact an adolescent’s future than the behaviors of the adolescent’s own friends or significant other, according to this study.
Most parents recognize that the influence of peers on their children's behavior is an undeniable fact.
Teenagers are known for their angst-ridden ways, but those who remain happy and positive during the tumultuous teenage years report better general health when they are adults.
Researchers claim that nearly 1 in 5 young adults in the US may suffer from high blood pressure, suggesting that it could be more widespread than previously believed.