Sitting still linked to increased risk of depression in adolescents

Young people who are inactive for large proportions of the day throughout adolescence face a greater risk of depression by age 18

Brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

How different regions of the brain ‘talk’ to each other – changes in two main ways during adolescence.

New tool assesses risk of depression in adolescence

Researchers develop tool that can help identify which young people will go on to experience a major depressive disorder when they reach 18 years.

Study shows teenage girls far more likely to self-harm

Girls shown as the new ‘high-risk’ group – sexism and poverty are linked to poor mental health and wellbeing among 14-year-old girls

Frequent use of social media may compromise teenage girls’ mental health by increasing exposure to bullying and reducing sleep and physical exercise

First study to examine three mechanisms by which very frequent use of social media may harm mental health suggests efforts should be made to reduce young people’s exposure to harmful content, and the impact it has on healthy activities

Study shows that most teens do have, and use, behavioural brakes

Young people who engage in excessive levels of impulsiveness, such as acting without thinking during their teen years, later struggle with addictions or other problem behaviours as young adults.

Children enter teens with damaging gender stereotypes firmly set, globally

Researchers say 15-country investigation shows adolescent interventions should begin with preteens to avoid health risks.

Close friendships in high school predict improvements in mental health in young adulthood

Adolescence is a time of social challenges and changing expectations. While relationships with peers may.

Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers

Some pupils simply struggle with reading more so than their peers. For educators, this can.