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Sunday, September 20, 2009
The Power of Prevention
The American Psychology Association's journal publication recently published an article on prevention and the effectiveness of prevention efforts on adolescents. According to a recent study put out by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, programs and interventions being used to prevent mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in adolescents have proven to be widely effective. These results are significant and important because they reinforce the need and purpose of prevention education, whether in the school system, non-profit sector, or in a counseling setting. When it comes to eating disorders (as well as depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, etc), taking preventative measures and efforts is essential.