Long Term Effects of Bullying

2017-01-18T07:09:56-05:00November 28th, 2015|Categories: Adolescence|

Being involved in bullying is common among adolescents. Prevalence rates of being victims of bullying vary globally from 6 to 35%, and bullying others from 6 to 32%, whereas a smaller group, from 1.6 to 13%, has experience both as a bully and victim (“bully–victim”) [1–7]. Prevalence differences are most often attributed to variations in age [...]

Positive Parenting

2017-01-18T07:10:07-05:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Adolescence|

Antisocial behaviour in young people is a growing problem. In the US and UK, 5–10  % of children aged 5–15  years present with clinically significant conduct disorders [1], while adolescent risk behaviour is deemed a persistent problem and a significant cause of youth morbidity and mortality [2]. Behaviour problems in adolescence are costly, due to the [...]

Two Dimensions of Social Anxiety Disorder

2017-02-03T07:18:56-05:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Adolescence|

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most challenging disorders in adolescence [1–3]. During this age, the incidence of social anxiety increases notably [4–6]. Adolescence is an important developmental stage with regard to emotional, cognitive, biological, and social changes [7,8] where youths are confronted with many psychologically relevant challenges. For example, they have to deal with [...]