Jaslok Hospital starts Mumbai’s first adolescent clinic

India has the largest population of adolescents in the world – 253 million. Owing to this demographic, it is of utmost importance to start taking adolescent health more seriously

Jaslok Hospital starts Mumbai’s first adolescent clinicJaslok Hospital and Research Centre launched the first adolescent clinic today in Mumbai. The clinic is aptly named ‘Lighthouse’ aims to address concerns related with the physical, mental and emotional health of the youngsters. Adolescence is a time of transition that can be filled with questions and challenges, hence this clinic intends at providing expert […]

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagers

The findings provide additional evidence over how school timings impact adolescent health. The results of the study showed that good baseline sleep hygiene was directly associated with lower average daily depressive/anxiety symptoms across all students

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagersTeenagers who start school before 8:30 a.m. are at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, even if they are doing everything else right to get a good night’s sleep, a study has found. The study not only reinforces the theorised link between sleep and adolescent mental health, but is among the first to demonstrate […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

‘Its High Time We Talk,’ a guide for adolescents and parents

Through this book Dr Annadate wants to address multiple issues related to teenagers and adolescents. This book attempts to show a new way forward and it can also help or change the way how parents can establish effective communication with their children in this age group

‘Its High Time We Talk,’ a guide for adolescents and parentsSelf-harm and suicidal tendencies have been on the rise in adolescents and it is proving to be a major cause of concern for parents. The lack of communication between adolescents and their parents is proving to be harmful. In his book ‘It’s high time we talk’, Dr Amol Annadate who is a paediatrician and writer […]

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for children

The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) urges tattoo artists and piercers that teens and young people need to be screened for mental health concerns, and made aware that unsanitary piercing and tattooing can lead to infections like HIV and hepatitis

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for childrenMore young Americans are getting tattoos than ever before, starting at young as eight years old, according to a new report. As of 2010, 38 per cent of millennials reported having tattoos and between 10 and 23 per cent of Gen Z-ers reported having piercings somewhere besides the earlobes. Now, the growing popularity of tattoos […]

Borderline Personality Disorder growing threat among Indian adolescents

Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder show some patterns for instance, they often have intense and unstable relationships with family, friends, and loved ones. The relationships often swing between extreme closeness, love and extreme dislike or anger. They are also impulsive and often indulge in dangerous behaviours such as spending sprees, unsafe sex, substance abuse, reckless driving and binge eating

Borderline Personality Disorder growing threat among Indian adolescentsKinjal’s (name changed) parents took her to a clinic seeking medical help with an unusual complaint. Her family was astonished to know her relationship count has reached to five though she being in her late teens. Also, she used to have a new boyfriend in every few months. The doctors identified the reason behind her emotional instability and […]