Seventeen-year-old Michael didn't want to end up crazed and suicidal like the Columbine killers. The Massachusetts teen had read that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were taking antidepressants when they rampaged murderously through their Colorado high school in , and he didn't want to snap as they had. Despite his pain, Michael feared that antidepressants would "put him over the edge. After consulting a specialist, she persuaded Michael in January to try Prozac, one of a family of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. By spring, the "good guy" was winning: Michael made the honor roll for the first time.
Family thinks Toledo police went too far in arrest of teen
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This makes it more difficult for them to fall asleep before 11 p. Add in early school start times and an increase in homework, extracurricular activities and sometimes a part-time job, and sleep deprivation in teens becomes common. So how much sleep is enough? Additional sleep supports their developing brain, as well as physical growth spurts. Sterni and Crocetti both recommend that parents take teenagers and sleep seriously. Begin by modeling good sleep habits, such as adhering to a regular sleep schedule, cutting back on evening caffeine, and exercising regularly. They also suggest these teen-specific and time-tested tips.
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The whole thing started with a burglary in the block of Mulberry Street in North Toledo Sunday night. He's a freshman at Woodward High School and plays on the varsity basketball team. He had to miss the team's game Monday as he recovered from the injuries he suffered Sunday night.