More popular teens report fewer signs of depression later

Teens with more friends may be less likely to face depression later in their lives, researchers report. The finding is particularly true for women.

Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

depression gender teens featured social-lives health-and-medicine

Too few social media ‘likes’ can amp up teen depression

Getting fewer "likes" on social media can lead to depression and anxiety in young people, a new study shows.

Rachel White-UT Austin • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

social-media depression anxiety stress teens society-and-culture social-lives health-and-medicine

First opioids for teens may not up drug abuse risk by much

The risk that young adults who receive an opioid prescription for the first time will develop a substance abuse problem isn't as high as believed.

April Toler-Indiana • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min

drugs addiction opioids teens health-and-medicine medications

Teen reading skills may explain college gender gap

Why do more women than men enroll in education after high school? Differences in teen reading skills may shed light on the college gender gap.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

education gender reading teens society-and-culture

Young people with gaming disorder are more anxious

While playing video games isn't a problem for most, those who develop symptoms of gaming disorder are more anxious, aggressive, depressed, and shy.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~5 min

addiction teens gaming health-and-medicine

Early high school start times are bad for students

"...the move from 8:05 to 7:25 was associated with students being 8% more likely not to advance to 12th grade on schedule."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~4 min

sleep teens health-and-medicine

Attention training may ease teen anxiety disorders

Computer-based attention training could offer relief to teens diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, according to a new study.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~5 min

attention anxiety teens social-lives health-and-medicine