Axios: The science behind teen girls’ mental health crisis
Axios – June 9, 2023
By Sabrina Moreno
A brain chemical essential to decision-making and managing stress is emerging as another indicator of why teen girls are bearing the worst of the youth mental health crisis.
They’re also regularly faced with “unrealistic expectations about clothing and about body image,” said Lisa Ciappi, chief program officer at Effective School Solutions, which provides mental health services to schools across the country. “There’s a little bit more regarding perfectionism.”
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