The teenage co-editors of a new book about boys’ social dynamics talk about what they aren’t telling the adults in their …
Why Personality May Matter in Preventing Alcoholism
A program that takes personality into account may help to identify and reduce teen drinking rates.
How Effective Are Tactics Used on TV Shows to Treat Troubled Teens?
Terrifying teens by making them lie in coffins, forcing them to spend a night on a frigid street or a bare prison cell— these harsh measures are used in reality shows in an attempt to put delinquents back on the straight and …
Childhood Trauma Leaves Legacy of Brain Changes
Painful experiences early in life can alter the brain in lasting ways.
Lasting Legacy of Recessions: Behavior Problems Among Teens
Fiscal cliff negotiations tested everyone’s patience, but even young children who don’t understand national budgets may show signs of strain during such economic insecurity.
Sibling Rivalry: Squabbling May Lead to Depressive Symptoms, Anxiety, Among Teens
Squabbles over two topics in particular could be especially damaging, researchers say
In a Rush to Mature: Study Finds Boys Hitting Puberty Earlier than Ever
First girls, now boys. Puberty is Inching ever deeper into childhood
How Teen Rejection Can Lead to Chronic Disease Later in Life
Teens may not be wrong when they see their social troubles as matters of life and death.
Should Teachers Be Allowed to Spank Students?
A Texas school district changes its corporal-punishment policy — by expanding rather than limiting teachers’ rights to paddle students. Is spanking really the best way to discipline kids?
Does Marijuana Use by Teens Really Cause a Drop in IQ?
A new study suggests marijuana use could have an impact on American teens’ IQ, but how great is the effect?
Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed: Study
The dramatic rise of antipsychotic prescribing in youth occurred in conjunction with the illegal marketing of the drugs by their makers, resulting in multibillion-dollar settlements with the government
Severely Obese Kids Have Heart Disease Risk Factors as Early as Age 2
A Dutch study finds that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar are the norm, not the exception, among severely overweight children and adolescents
New Abuse Allegations Arise at Drug Treatment Programs Owned by Bain Capital
What will it take to stop the abuse and neglect of residents at drug-treatment centers, whose unproven practices go largely unnoticed because of lax regulations?