More needs to be done for Mental Health in Singapore

Few years ago, a study had indicated that while one in eight children in Singapore have emotional disorders, and one in 20 have behavioural disorders, only 10% ever see a psychiatrist. The study, “Emotional and behavioural problems in Singaporean ...

Jan 9

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia

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Early Detection Key to Treatment in Youth

KUALA LUMPUR: EARLY detection of poor mental health among students and early treatment are important to prevent further complications and the higher risk of developing mental illnesses. The Health Ministry's Mental Health Promotion Advisory ...

Jan 8

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Schizophrenia, ...

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20% Of Children In Malaysia Are Depressed

KUALA LUMPUR: THE number of children with poor mental health is rising, with 20 per cent found to be suffering from stress, anxiety and depression in the latest National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS). The survey, conducted in 2011, said there ...

Jan 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression

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Does Aggressive Children mean they will remain Aggressive as Adults

To understand the violent criminal, says Richard E. Tremblay, imagine a 2-year-old boy doing the things that make the terrible twos terrible — grabbing, kicking, pushing, punching, biting. Now imagine him doing all this with the body and ...

Dec 28

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Non-Specialist Psychosocial Interventions for Children with ...

The development of effective treatments for use by non-specialists is listed among the top research priorities for improving the lives of people with mental illness worldwide. The purpose of this review is to appraise which interventions for ...

Dec 20

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Intellectual Disability

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5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children

All parents want what's best for their children. But not every parent knows how to provide their child with the tools to be successful, or how to help them avoid the biggest adolescent behavior problems: substance use, delinquency, school dropout, ...

Dec 19

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Parent behaviors linked to kids' anxiety, depression

Young people whose parents tend to fight with each other or are over involved in their kids' lives are at increased risk of depression and anxiety, according to a new comprehensive review of past studies. Kids tend to first experience depression or ...

Dec 16

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

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‘Depression can be passed on during pregnancy’

Pregnant women with depression can pass the condition on to their unborn babies, research has found. A combination of genetic and environmental factors can put children at an increased risk of anxiety and mood disorders. This is due to changes in ...

Dec 16

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Can stressed out parents cause obesity in children?

Parental stress is linked to weight gain in children, according to a new study from St. Michael’s Hospital. The study found that children whose parents have high levels of stress have a Body Mass Index, or BMI, about 2 per cent higher than those ...

Dec 13

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

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How to Raise Thankful Kids

My husband and I are incredibly lucky to be able to give our son what he needs and often what he wants, and we are raising him in a wonderful town in which many families do the same. Yet he’s growing up in a bubble, and that terrifies me. If he ...

Dec 10

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent-Child Relationships

Research from North Carolina State University shows that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent ...

Dec 9

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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How Important are Dads to their Children?

Even with today’s technology, it still takes both a male and a female to make a baby. But is it important for both parents to raise that child? Many studies have outlined the value of a mother, but few have clearly defined the importance of a ...

Dec 6

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Kids whose bond with mother was disrupted early in life show changes ...

Children who experience profound neglect have been found to be more prone to a behavior known as "indiscriminate friendliness," characterized by an inappropriate willingness to approach adults, including strangers.

Dec 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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A single spray of oxytocin improves brain function in children with ...

A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism spectrum disorders, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study ...

Dec 3

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Children in orphanages suffer emotionally

Children should not be kept in orphanages as it compromises their mental health, says a counsellor and foster care specialist. Mental health counsellor and foster care specialist Lari Baty Cannon said keeping children in orphanages affected their ...

Nov 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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