Do violent games cause aggression in teenagers?

19 Dec , 2018 - Blog, Gaming Addiction

Do violent games cause aggression in teenagers?

Gaming, racing, and high risk on screen behaviors could be adversely affecting your teenagers behavior in real world situations.

In studies examining the influence of violent and risk taking game play in young people aged 9 to 19; Researchers from the department of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth College have found that playing such games significantly increases aggressive and unpleasant behaviors in the real world.

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Mental Health Relapse – Navigating the not so good times

19 Dec , 2018 - Blog

Mental Health Relapse – Navigating the not so good times

Sometimes, during times of stress or change, symptoms can prove challenging once again. These times are often referred to as ‘relapses’. Sometimes relapse will require hospital admission or an inpatient stay in a residential facility similar to The Wave. Sometimes the consequences of a relapse or worsening of symptoms can have more serious consequences. Without inpatient support symptoms can escalate requiring a crisis intervention.

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Why is Age Specific Treatment Needed for Adolescents and Emerging Adults?

25 Sep , 2018 - Blog

Why is Age Specific Treatment Needed for Adolescents and Emerging Adults?

According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide, 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders. Half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s but most cases are undetected and untreated. Emerging adults fare no better. For instance, in any given year, over 40% of U.S. 18 to 29-year-olds meets criteria for psychiatric disorder. This is a higher rate than for any other adult age group. The most common disorders are anxiety (22.3%), substance use (22.0%), and mood disorders (22.0%).

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