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TOPIC: Program to Reduce Teen Stress

Program to Reduce Teen Stress 12 Mar 2013 15:41 #66

Program to Reduce Teen Stress
Posted March 12, 2013 by Rick Nauert PhD


Adolescence is a time of change and a time of stress. Successful development of stress management skills helps an emerging adult respond to periods of upheaval, while ineffective skill development can lead to depression and a host of future concerns.

Researchers from the University of Montreal have developed a program to significantly reduce the stress associated with the transition from elementary school to middle school.

The DeStress for Success Program is based on an earlier study that showed the transition from elementary to secondary school is associated with the production of stress hormones for many youth.

“The educational program is based on the belief that intervention can decrease the level of stress hormones and depressive symptoms in teenagers and help facilitate this transition,” said Sonia Lupien, lead author of the study.

A study published in February in Neuroscience confirms the benefits of the DeStress for Success Program among youth completing their first year of high school.

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