Adolescents

Adolescent Substance Use, Brain Development and Treatment

Adolescent Substance Use, Brain Development, and Psychotherapeutic Change

Adolescence is a critical developmental period that is often associated with behavioral risk-taking and substance use. The prevalence of substance use increases significantly from early to late adolescence and peaks during the transition to adulthood (SAMHSA, 2011). Alcohol use rates increase from 29% to 65% between 8th grade and 12th grade, and similarly illicit drug use increases from 16% to 38% (Johnston, O’Malley, Bachman, & Schulenberg, 2010).

Motivational and Mindfulness Intervention to Reduce Marijuana Use by Young Females

Passing a joint

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Suicide Attempters with Borderline Personality Disorder

suicide attempt

Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents

Troubled teen cutting

Factors that Distinguish OCD from Other Anxiety Disorders in Young People

Outraged girl

Emotional and Relational Symptoms of Adolescents’ ADHD as Risk Factors for Bullying

Adolescent males

Bullying and Victimization in ADHD and Asperger Syndrome Populations

Lonely teen