Tag: adolescent health

1. This single center study found that hospital admissions among adolescents for restrictive eating disorder-related medical complications more than doubled during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. A change in the distribution of insurance type was also observed, wherein adolescents that were hospitalized during the pandemic were...
1. Recreational substance use and mental health problems were found to be independently associated with non-medical prescription opioid use in high school students. 2. Adolescents who used a greater number of different substances (alcohol, cannabis, etc.) or who had more comorbid mental health disorders had incrementally higher odds of future...
1. Recreational substance use and mental health problems were found to be independently associated with non-medical prescription opioid use in high school students. 2. Adolescents who used a greater number of different substances (alcohol, cannabis, etc.) or who had more comorbid mental health disorders had incrementally higher odds of...
1. In this large study of adolescent primary care visits in Philadelphia, the prevalence of positive screens for depressive symptoms and suicide risk increased during the pandemic when compared to pre-pandemic data. 2. Females were at significantly higher risk of screening positive both for moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms as well...
1. Data culled from the 2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) indicates increased adjusted incidence rates of all suicide risk behaviors with increasing recency of prescription opioid misuse (POM). 2. The established intersection between prescription opioid misuse and suicide rates provides a rational primary point of focus to mitigate...
1. In 2019, a mean height difference of 20 cm or greater was estimated between adolescents in countries with the tallest populations such as the Netherlands, Estonia, Montenegro and those with the shortest populations such as Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Nepal. 2. The healthiest changes, considering both height and BMI...
1. Adolescents with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) were more likely to report informal sources for obtaining nicotine- and THC-containing products than young adults and adults. 2. EVALI adolescents were more likely than young adults and adults to report a history of ADHD, asthma, and gastrointestinal issues. Evidence...
Epidemiology, Clinical Course, and Outcomes of Critically Ill Adults With COVID-19 In New York City: A Prospective Cohort Study 1. COVID-19-positive adults were commonly found to have at least one comorbid condition, including hypertension and diabetes. 2. In-hospital mortality was independently associated with older age, chronic cardiac and pulmonary diseases, and...
1. In a cluster randomized trial, exposure to Eliminating the Stigma of Differences (ESD), a school-based mental illness curriculum intervention, was associated with increased positive knowledge and attitudes about mental illness and reduced social distance from peers with mental illness among middle school students over 2-year follow-up compared to...
1. Latino and Latina adolescents experiencing the detention and/or deportation of family members were found to have an increased risk of alcohol use, clinical externalizing behaviors, and suicidal ideation. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Since the expansion of 2017 policy changes in the US, the mental health effects on Latino and Latina...