One in five adolescents in the U.S. aged 17 and under uses illicit drugs; one in three drinks alcohol, and of those, one in 10 binge drink. Particularly problematic at a time when their brains are still developing, these...
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Cigarettes are among the most addictive agents known. However, tests with laboratory animals suggest this may not be the effect of nicotine alone, but that one or more of the other constituents in tobacco smoke may be...
One of the largest imaging study of the human brain ever conducted is helping researchers understand why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs and others don’t. NARSAD grantee Mark Bellgrove, Ph.D....
Results of research by a team of researchers at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago were published in Translational Psychiatry on April 17th, showing that a blood test can diagnose depression in teens....
In 1996, NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, David Shaffer, M.D. demonstrated that mental illness, along with other factors, such as substance abuse and prior suicide attempts, are major causes of teen suicide. His...