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Tag: Katie Mclaughlin

How Stress Causes Anxiety & Depression in Youth

How Stress Causes Anxiety & Depression in Youth Brain Science Research Updates
Adolescence is a time of rapid emotional growth, and the stress of the many life changes that occur during the teen years can often give rise to anxiety and depression. Although this phenomenon is well-known, the biological mechanisms underlying this process are still poorly understood. Dr. Katie McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University [...]

How Stress Causes Anxiety and Depression in Youth: Dr. Katie McLaughlin:

How Stress Causes Anxiety and Depression in Youth: Dr. Katie McLaughlin: Brain Science Research Updates
The years of adolescence tend to present many stressful events. Not coincidentally, more than 1 in 5 youth age 9 to 17 suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition.  Extensive research shows that anxiety and depression, at any age, are strongly associated with exposure to stressful life events (SLEs). However, little is known about the [...]