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

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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

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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

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Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor ...

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more vulnerable to ...

Jun 21

Categories: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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Brains of teens with conduct disorder are different

Compared with their peers, male youths with severe antisocial behavior problems appear to have significant differences in brain structure, suggesting their problem behavior stems from early life changes in brain development.

Jun 18

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior ...

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‘Children with ADHD are not misbehaving’

"Inattentive”, “naughty”, “lazy”. Nine-year-old Vinay (name changed) had grown accustomed to being told off by his teachers at school. His report cards, through primary and secondary school, were curiously erratic — he would score ...

Jun 13

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Major Depression: Most Antidepressants Ineffective For Children, Teens

Children and adolescents with major depression do not benefit from most antidepressant medications, and some of these drugs may do more harm than good. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet.

Jun 10

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Girls benefit from extra lessons, but what about boys?

Plans to extend the school day to increase achievement might not have the desired effect on all children, depending on the gender suggests the results of a study.

Apr 1

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

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Homeless youth with pets have benefits, challenges

Homeless youth with pets are less likely to engage in potentially harmful behavior, more likely to open up to veterinarians about their personal challenges and generally less depressed.

Mar 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Social media use associated with depression among US young adults

The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research.

Mar 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Genetics of therapy for children's anxiety

A new study of children with anxiety disorders suggests that response to CBT is influenced by many genetic variants of small effect - rather than any individual gene.

Mar 18

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to impulsivity, emotional ...

Exposure to common air pollutants during pregnancy may predispose children to problems regulating their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors later on, according to a new study.

Mar 18

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Emotional Abuse, Inattention, ...

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New intervention program reduces bullying in early childhood

A relatively short intervention program recently developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo can lead to significant reductions in some of these behaviors.

Mar 15

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young ...

High video game usage was associated with a 1.75 times the odds of high intellectual functioning and 1.88 times the odds of high overall school competence.

Mar 10

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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The Reason Parents Should Show Their True Feelings To Their Children

Some parents always try to hide their negative emotions and amplify their positive emotions.

Feb 29

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

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