‘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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Transgender children supported in their identities show positive ...

A new study, believed to be the first to look at the mental health of transgender children who have “socially transitioned,” finds that they had rates of depression and anxiety no higher than two control groups of children.

Feb 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & ...

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Attention bias modification treatment in depressed adolescents

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that adolescents with major depression who performed a computer-based task designed to shift attention from sad to neutral to positive ...

Feb 26

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

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ADHD and Parenting: Teaching Your Kids to Regulate Their Emotions

On the outside, when a child with ADHD is having an outburst, it might look like they’re misbehaving on purpose. They’re kicking, screaming, crying and throwing their toys. Or maybe it’s the opposite: They’ve completely shut down.

Jan 13

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Naughty or nice? Is the way we 'perform' Santa Claus under threat?

Santa Claus performers struggle with fulfilling the role of old St Nic due to an acute awareness of the sensitivities around interactions with children.

Dec 19

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Why Parents Worry More About Sex than Violence in the Movies

Violence is more harmful to people than sex. Parents universally hope their kids will never have to be violent or even experience violence. Sex, on the other hand, is a part of life that everybody wants their offspring to enjoy eventually. So why ...

Dec 5

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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