Monday, August 2, 2010: Recent Teen Mental Health and Substance Abuse News

Sleep Flees With Kids’ Mental Health Issues

“Insomnia significantly affects 29% of children seen by child psychiatrists, according to a national survey.” Click here to read the full article from MedPage Today.”

OxyContin prescription drug abuse “a silent, growing problem” amoung youths

The San Jose Mercury News reports on the growing number of children and teenagers experimenting with prescription drugs. Click here to read the full article.

Pathological Internet Use Linked to Teen Depression

“Teens who use the Internet excessively appear to be more likely to develop depression, according to a study set to appear in the October 2010 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.” Click here to read more on

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