In the first month after the release of the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why in spring 2017, there was a 15% increase in suicides in the target audience, 10- to 19-year-olds.
An increase in the suicide rate among female youth has contributed to a reduction in the historically large gap in suicide rates between sexes.
The prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury ranged from 38.04 to 52.97 percent for sexual-minority youth between 2005 and 2017.
For youth with or at risk for overweight, weight-based teasing (WBT) is associated with a greater gain in body mass index (BMI) and fat mass.
A cognitive behavioral therapy-based intervention was associated with reductions in conduct problems, suicidality, and emotional symptoms in high-risk adolescents.
Firearm mortality in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia is highest among young adult men, and is strongly associated with race, ethnicity, and low education levels.
Larger pupil dilation amplitude to happy faces before cognitive behavioral therapy was related to worse treatment response.
A recently published systematic review investigated the benefits and risks of melatonin supplementation for pediatric patients with sleep disturbances.
Access to screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) can lead to improved substance use, mental health, and health outcomes in adolescents.
One-quarter of parents with children younger than age 8 years are concerned about their child’s ability to communicate.