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ER study finds prescription painkillers, sedatives misused by 1 in 10 older teens

With prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels nationwide, and overdoses killing more people than auto accidents in many states, a new University of Michigan study provides striking new data about the misuse of potent prescription painkillers and sedatives by teens and young adults. In all, 10.4 percent of the teens and young adults treated in

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Understanding depression in teens

Michigan Radio’s Stateside recently discussed suicide among young people and the symptoms of depression in teens with Richard Dopp, M.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry and a Depression Center member, and Eric Hipple, Depression Center outreach coordinator. Both guests emphasized the importance of taking any signs of teen depression seriously, while acknowledging the challenges of

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