Discovering Why Antidepressants Don't Work Well For Kids

Depression is a major health problem for which most patients are not effectively treated. In particular, depression is an increasing problem in children and teenagers. The most commonly prescribed antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake ...

Apr 1

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Young girls showing a preference for thin girls

We are constantly bombarded with images of thin people on billboards, on magazines and what not. The study looks at the ideals that children have. And how young girls are showing a preference for thin girls by allocating more "positive" adjectives ...

Mar 7

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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This is What Childhood Trauma Does To Human Longevity

The effects of a stressful early childhood on critical biological processes.

Jan 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Risks of Adolescent alcohol use and abuse

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are zeroing in on brain factors and behaviors that put teens at risk of alcohol use and abuse even before they start drinking.

Nov 18

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

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How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

There's plenty of evidence that spanking, paddling or hitting children doesn't improve their behavior in the long run and actually makes it worse. But the science never trumps emotion, according to Alan Kazdin, head of the Yale Parenting Center and ...

Sep 27

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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Marital aggression harms child's emotional adjustment

Combative parents may impair a child’s ability to recognize and control emotions. Aggression between parents powerfully shape children's emotional adjustment and long-term childhood poverty was also found to negatively influence child emotional ...

Sep 24

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

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Mothers with positive childhood experiences respond better to ...

Previous research has revealed that mothers who respond quickly and warmly to their babies' cries have infants with better emotional development, compared with mothers who are less sensitive. Now, a new study suggests that moms with positive ...

Sep 11

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Food Craving Is Stronger, but Controllable, for Kids

Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Sep 10

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

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Testing children at primary school has its 'pitfalls'

Tests and assessments carried out at school are often seen as a way of predicting how well a child will do later on in life. However, new research from Professor Richard Cowan, Institute of Education (IOE), suggests that how well a child is doing at ...

Sep 8

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

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Regular family meals may reduce effects of cyberbullying in ...

In these times of busy and fast-paced lifestyles, sitting down to a family meal can be a rare luxury. But a new study suggests that for teenagers, regular family meals could protect them against the negative implications of cyberbullying.

Sep 4

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, often lasting into adulthood. Though it is commonly treated with a "stimulant" medication, there have been concerns that such drugs could ...

Sep 2

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

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Inside the Teenage Brain: New Studies Explain Risky Behavior

It's common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains.

Aug 29

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

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ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning ...

Pupils with ADHD often make poorer decisions than their unaffected classmates. Researchers from the University of Zurich now discovered that different learning and decision-making mechanisms are responsible for these behaviors, and localized the ...

Aug 23

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child and/or ...

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A little video game-playing linked with better-adjusted children

A new study suggests video game-playing for less than an hour a day is linked with better-adjusted children and teenagers. The research, carried out by Oxford University, found that young people who indulged in a little video game-playing were ...

Aug 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Depression in early childhood can persist into adolescence

Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows.

Aug 5

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

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