A high-fat high-sugar diet in adolescent rats impairs social memory and alters chemical markers characteristic of atypical neuroplasticity and parvalbumin interneuron depletion in the medial prefrontal cortex (2019)

Food Funct. 2019 Apr 17;10(4):1985-1998. doi: 10.1039/c8fo02118j. Reichelt AC 1, Gibson GD , Abbott KN , Hare DJ . Abstract Brain plasticity is a multifaceted process that is dependent on both neurons and extracellular matrix (ECM) structures, including perineuronal nets (PNNs). In the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) PNNs primarily surround fast-spiking parvalbumin (PV)-containing GABAergic interneurons […]

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Child and Adolescent Pornography Exposure (2020)

COMMENTS: A narrative review (full paper here). The two main tables summarizing this review: March–April, 2020 Volume 34, Issue 2, Pages 191–199 Gail Hornor, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P,Correspondence information about the author DNP, CPNP, SANE-P Gail Hornor Email the author DNP, CPNP, SANE-P Gail Hornor DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.10.001 Introduction Children and adolescents are growing up in a digital […]

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The Potential Role of the Early Maladaptive Schema in Behavioral Addictions Among Late Adolescents and Young Adults (2020)

Front Psychol. 2020 Jan 21;10:3022. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.03022. Aloi M1, Verrastro V2, Rania M1, Sacco R1, Fernández-Aranda F3,4,5, Jiménez-Murcia S3,4,5, De Fazio P1, Segura-Garcia C2. Abstract Background: Behavioral addiction (BA) is a recent concept in psychiatry. Few studies have investigated the relationship between BA and early maladaptive schemas (EMSs). EMS is the core of Schema Therapy […]

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Are adolescents who consume pornography different from those who engaged in online sexual activities? (2020)

New study (ages 14-18). Porn users more likely to be: – boys – introverted – neurotic – less agreeable – less conscientious – narcissistic – low on social intimacy – poorer at emotion regulation ——————————————————— Abstract YanivEfratiab, YairAmichai-Hamburgerb https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104843 Highlights Solo and partnered sexual activities might be extrapolated to the virtual arena. Adolescents consuming pornography […]

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The Adolescent and Genital Dissatisfaction (2020)

Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Feb 5. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000522. Michala L1. Abstract Genital dissatisfaction in healthy young women is on the rise. Pubic hair removal reveals genital tissue previously hidden, while social trends promote the absence of any protruding genital tissue as the feminine ideal. Information with regard to the natural diversity of external genitalia anatomy, […]

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Researching the Affects That Online Pornography Has on U.K. Adolescents Aged 11 to 16 (2020)

Elena Martellozzo, Andrew Monaghan , Julia Davidson, … First Published February 2, 2020  https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244019899462 Abstract This article considers data from a large empirical study of nearly 1,100 U.K. adolescents aged 11 to 16 (in a mixed methods three-stage sample) and provides an overview of their experiences of online adult pornography. The article investigates how seeing […]

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Psychological effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on internet addiction in adolescents: A systematic review protocol (2020)

Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Jan;99(4):e18456. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000018456. Zhang YY1, Chen JJ1, Ye H2, Volantin L3. Abstract BACKGROUND: In this study, we aim to assess the psychological effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on internet addiction (IA) in adolescents. METHODS: This study will search the following databases of Cochrane Library, PUBMED, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, PsycINFO, […]

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Internet Addiction in Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Nursing Studies (2020)

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2020 Jan 22:1-11. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20200115-01. Özparlak A, Karakaya D. Abstract Nursing studies related to internet addiction in adolescents were assessed in the current systematic review. Six databases were searched, and 35 studies were included. Internet addiction was found to have negative effects on adolescents’ mental, psychosocial, and physical health, […]

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A meta-analysis of psychological interventions for Internet/smartphone addiction among adolescents (2020)

J Behav Addict. 2019 Dec 1;8(4):613-624. doi: 10.1556/2006.8.2019.72. Malinauskas R1, Malinauskiene V1. Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although the peculiarities of problematic Internet use and Internet addiction have been analyzed previously by researchers, there is still no general agreement in the literature as to the effectiveness of psychological interventions for Internet addiction deployed among adolescents. This […]

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