Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than ...

Dec 29

Categories: Adult ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...


Family Intervetion effective for children

Psychologists have found that children and adolescents with major depression or subthreshold forms of bipolar disorder - and who had at least one first-degree relative with bipolar disorder - responded better to a 12-session family-focused treatment ...

Dec 28

Categories: Bipolar, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Family Problems, Mood Swings ...


Why Toddlers with Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Science has long debated whether meeting another's gaze feels unpleasant or just uninteresting. A new study has lent support to one side of the debate with the finding that toddlers with autism are oblivious to the social information in the eyes, ...

Dec 20

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or ...


Can you spot a psychopath in the making?

It's always comforting to think that people can change if they're given the right conditions. If, as the philosopher John Locke suggested, we are all born as "blank slates," any writing on these slates that occurs early in life should be modifiable. ...

Nov 29

Categories: Adult psychological development, Antisocial personality, Child and/or ...


Do students know what's good for them?

Putting a student at the centre of their own learning seems like fundamental pedagogy. Obviously, we learn best when motivated and when learning is fun. Allowing us to explore our curiosity is a way to allow both. However, putting the trajectory of ...

Nov 19

Categories: Academic Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Teenage Issues


Does a "Bad Apple" Spoil the bunch?

Siblings bear majority of the responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Identifying the exact nature of that influence has proven difficult, because behavior problems in siblings can also be traced to friends, shared genetics and shared ...

Nov 17

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Family Problems


Stress and coping skills among university students: A preliminary ...

The objective of this research is to evaluate stress level and identify coping skills among students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah according to their ethnicity. A total of 252 subjects were involved in this research which ...

Nov 15

Categories: Academic Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Stress Management


Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 ...

New research has found that growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing ...

Oct 22

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ...


Can divorced parents still act like parents?

For millions of parents who raise children in two homes, tricky problems and emotional volatility often greatly complicates their negotiations. The pain of lost love can propel former partners to act impulsively out of hurt, anger or spite. The fear ...

Oct 22

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Family ...


Adolescent sleep duration associated with daytime mood

A new study of adolescents suggests that obtaining an insufficient amount of sleep increases variability in sadness, anger, energy and feelings of sleepiness. The study also showed that nightly fluctuations in sleep in healthy adolescents predict ...

Oct 1

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Teenage Issues


Childhood Trauma: Overcoming the Hurt of Invalidation

“We can’t smooth over hurt feelings in our families,” Brene Brown writes. “It’s too easy for stockpiled hurt to turn into rage, resentment, and isolation. We must talk about it. Even when we don’t want to. Even when we’re tired.”

Jul 27

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Post Traumatic ...


Parents Affect Their Children’s View of Intelligence

Children's mindset about intelligence is affected by their parents.

Jul 1

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting


Understanding Risk Factors Involved in Initiation of Adolescent ...

Underage drinking is a major public health and social problem in the U.S. The ability to identify at-risk children before they initiate heavy alcohol use has immense clinical and public health implications. A new study has found that demographic ...

Jun 27

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues


Helping Families Overcome Stigma

[Part 2] Lauren Nichols, Psy.D., professor in Adler’s Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program, shares tips for parents raising children with mental illness in helping their children overcome stigma and managing their child’s ...

Jun 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Mental Health in Asia


Even Small Children Are Less Helpful after Touching Money

Merely touching money has the power to alter our behavior. Money makes us more selfish, less helpful, and less generous towards others

Jun 22

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues