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Effects of Stress & Negative Life Events on Brain Structure Connectivity in Adolescents (2024 Study)

Adolescence marks a pivotal era of transformation, where the brain undergoes significant development, shaping the trajectory of an individual’s emotional and psychological maturity. Recent studies, including one leveraging data from the IMAGEN Consortium, have evaluated how negative life events during these formative years can subtly yet significantly alter the structural connectivity of the adolescent brain. …

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Bergen 4-Day Treatment (B4DT) Appears Effective for OCD in Adolescents (2024 Study)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in adolescents is a challenging condition, marked by intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors that significantly impair daily functioning. Recent studies have spotlighted the Bergen 4-Day Treatment (B4DT), an intensive, concentrated therapy approach showing promising outcomes in treating adolescents with OCD across various sites in Norway. This innovative method, comprising prolonged sessions of …

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Maternal Religiosity vs. Adolescent Mental Health: Atheist & Highly Religious Most Problematic (2024 Study)

A study investigated the relationship between maternal religiosity and adolescent mental health, utilizing the data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). The study’s nuanced approach, including latent class analysis, sheds new light on how different forms of maternal religious belief are associated with various mental health outcomes in adolescents. It offers …

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