Sexting Leads to the Real Thing for Many Teens, Study Finds

Sexting is the popular term used to describe the sending and receiving of sexually suggestive or explicit text messages on a cell phone. This practice has gained widespread attention in the popular media, but doctors and mental health researchers have only just begun exploring its potential emotional and physical consequences in teenagers and young adults.…

School ‘Healthy Eating’ Programs Prove Dangerous for Some Children

The concern over obesity has led many schools to adopt curriculum designed to teach children how to make healthy food choices and incorporate exercise into their daily activities. For some children, the information may help them learn to make good decisions about food intake. However, a recent study by Canadian researchers shows that these healthy…

Anxiety vs. Nervousness 101: Managing ‘Mild’ Anxiety

Anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders and even post-traumatic stress disorder are all classified as “anxiety disorders” by mental health professionals. In order to be diagnosed with one, you must meet certain criteria: the way in which you experience your symptoms must be severe enough, appear often enough and become disruptive enough to be called…