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Doctor insights on: 3 Most Commonly Used Drugs By Teens

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How are teens getting a hold of drugs!?

How are teens getting a hold of drugs!?

Medicine Cabinet: Unfortunately, one of the most common ways teens get a hold of drugs is to open the medicine cabinet at home. Prescription drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs taken by teenagers. ...Read more

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What are those pill drugs that the teens are looking for in the medicine cabinet ?

What are those pill drugs that the teens are looking for in the medicine cabinet ?

To some any will do: Although some teens are sophistocated and directed in their approach to stealing meds, some will grab anything that looks interesting to use in a "show & tell" moment with their friends. ...Read more

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Help please! is cutting or drug abuse more common amoung troubled teens?

Help please! is cutting or drug abuse more common amoung troubled teens?

Correlated : Yes, teens with emotional and behavioral problems, parent-child relationship problems, trauma, abuse and neglect report higher rates of these symptoms but all are correlated so determining what is the causative factor is difficult. ...Read more

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Is testicle shrinkage related to drug use, or is that just to scare teens?

Is testicle shrinkage related to drug use, or is that just to scare teens?

Could be: Use of androgens for body building or strength can certainly shrink testicles. That like all recreational drug use, especially for teens is dumb. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat acne, and are they safe for teens?

What drugs are used to treat acne, and are they safe for teens?

Several drug options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for older girls) and oral antibiotics are options also. These medications are all safe for teenagers. ...Read more

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Do you know of therapists for teens that specialize in drug treatment?

Do you know of therapists for teens that specialize in drug treatment?

Yes: Yes there are specialists for drug abuse in teens.Your pediatrician or local children's hospital would know whom to call. ...Read more

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Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam

Teach: We need to teach our teens that alerting responsible people about dangerous potential is the responsible, safe thing to do.And is not "ratting" on your friends.This is a change to generations of teenage behavior. ...Read more

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Where can I find the long term effects of sertraline drug esp in patients that have been taking it since teens (long meaning >7yr)?

Where can I find the long term effects of sertraline drug esp in patients that have been taking it since teens (long meaning >7yr)?

Nat Library of Med: Doing a literature search in the national library of medicine shows the adverse events reported with sertraline were most likely to occur early in the course of treatment and there was no evidence of any increase in events in the elderly or with longer-term treatment. Sertraline was not associated with excess of death from any cause, suicides, suicide attempts or serious life-threatening events. ...Read more

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Are they any good online therapy for teens dealing with depression/drug problems?

Are they any good online therapy for teens dealing with depression/drug problems?

Online Therapies: Please stay away from these! psychotherapy is a function of the relationship between doctor and patient, and you can't have that on line. ...Read more

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How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

How fast is too fast for a heart rate while exercising for someone with tachycardia? assuming non-smoker and no alcohol or drugs and otherwise healthy female in late teens to early twenties. tachycardia started a week ago with no identified cause.

Tachycardia: For Age 19, normal heart rate is 60 -100 beats/min. Exercise and anxiety can cause Tachycardia. Tachycardia starting a week ago at age 19 is likely due to sudden stress, such as fright with feeling of being overwhelmed or Anxiety. See Physician for possible Diagnosis of Fever, Hyperthyroidism, Anemia, B.P. Medications effect, or heart condition. See Psychiatrist for Stress Anxiety, Relaxation ...Read more

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How effective are tactics used on tv shows to treat troubled teens?

How effective are tactics used on tv shows to treat troubled teens?

As above : It depends on what r the problems ? how supportive the environment and how committed for change they r, but seeing a mental health professional is better. ...Read more

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How many teens commit suicide in the u.S. Each year?

How many teens commit suicide in the u.S. Each year?

Too many: In 2007, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. The rate was 6.9 per 100, 000 (2007). The rate for children ages 10 to 14 was 0.9 per 100, 000. --national institute of mental health. ...Read more

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Is nutrition to teens imporant?

Is nutrition to teens imporant?

Extremely: Nutrition is extremely important to teens. Their bodies and brains are still growing! in fact kids gain about 20% of adult height and 50% of adult weight during adolescence. Adolescent boys need 2, 500-2, 800 per day, while girls need around 2, 200 per day -- provided in the form of lean protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and fruits and veggies. Make junk food "alternatives" like baked fries. ...Read more

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Why do teens bully other teens?

Why do teens bully other teens?

Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. ...Read more

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At what age do teens stop growing?

Puberty decides: Every teenager is different but they all go through the same basic stages of puberty. These stages are often referred to as tanner stages (also referred to as sexual maturity level). Stage i is seen before puberty starts and stage v is when you have full adult characteristics. Once you are at stage v you are unlikely to grow any taller. Typically this is at ~15-16 for girls and ~16-17 for boys. ...Read more

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Should teens use the diet plans on tv?

Should teens use the diet plans on tv?

No: Teens should not be on diets. They should learn how to eat healthy and stay physically active. Diets are damaging because they almost always ultimately fail with weight being gained back. Take the teen to a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Does exercise increase a teens height?

Does exercise increase a teens height?

Exercise does not: increase height but it does help w/overall health. Stay healthy, neat, clean, polite, and be your best self. This will be more helpful in happiness than height. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for teens?

What are some good exercises for teens?

SIMPLE: ANY: Any exercise that you like and will stick with is a good excercise. Overall swimming is good for all ages and body types. If you are not a swimmer, then an 'elliptical trainer' is easy on the joints and is better than running. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do teens know they are ready for sex?

How do teens know they are ready for sex?

Most aren't: This is a bit of a loaded question, since most teens are not emotionally ready for sex. The guys have no idea what sex means to the girls, and the girls may or may not have a good idea of what sex entails, and neither really understands the risks involved. For a teen to be "ready", they have to have a good understanding of the risk, how to be safe, and a thorough discussion of the emotional side. ...Read more

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