Child Psychology News

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5/27/2009
Stigma Keeps Teens From Depression Treatment

Barriers to care include worries about family's reaction, study finds

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

2/27/2009
Girls' Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression

Early elementary school interventions could identify those most at risk, study says

1/28/2009
Childhood Stress Compromises Immune System

Early emotional environment a key to later physical health, study says

12/1/2008
Low Childhood IQ Tied to Risk of Later Mental Disorders

While mechanism is unclear, findings may help improve treatment for psychiatric problems

11/3/2008
Kids With Parent in War Zone Face Behavior Risks

Children 3 and older more prone to act out than those without deployed kin

10/13/2008
Why Some Kids Are Bullied From the Start

Study finds early aggression, harsh parenting, economic status combine to make a victim

9/29/2008
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths

But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

9/19/2008
Parental Involvement in School Has Its Limits

Overprotective moms and dads need to learn when to let go, expert says

9/18/2008
Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress

While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

9/4/2008
Neighborhood Alcohol Outlets Tied to Kids' Injury Risk

Parental supervision undermined in 'disordered' areas where liquor is sold, study says

8/27/2008
Study Links Spanking to Physical Abuse

Those who paddled were 3 times likelier to use harsher punishments

8/5/2008
Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls

Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior

7/16/2008
Empathy Is 'Hard-Wired' in Children's Brains

Scans show young naturally prone to relate to pain in others, study says

7/1/2008
Newborns in Intensive Care Often Exposed to Pain

May change pain processing in brain, affect development, researcher says

6/2/2008
Kids Living With Relatives Have Fewer Problems Than Those in Foster Homes

Study says kinship care deserves more funding for estimated 2.5 million displaced children

4/21/2008
Treating PTSD Helps Kids Deal With Loss

Camp-based therapy proved more beneficial than individual grief counseling, study finds

4/8/2008
Genes' Influence on Fears Changes Over Time

Their impact on childhood anxieties changes during adolescence, study found

2/28/2008
Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior

Review found physical punishment of kids linked to unprotected, masochistic sex as adults

2/11/2008
Gene Variations Help Regulate Response to Stress

Adults abused in childhood lack protective changes against depression, U.S. study says

11/21/2007
Babies Can Tell Friend From Foe

Researchers say infants make distinctions based on behaviors

3/31/2007
U.S. Centers to Launch Major Study of Anorexia

Developing effective treatments keyed to family support is researchers' goal

2/21/2007
Kids of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Prone to Stress

These youngsters may need special monitoring and care, researchers say

2/6/2007
Danish Study Tracks Rise in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Autism, Tourette's and hyperkinetic disorders in upward trend, researchers find

1/13/2007
Parents Doubt Their Discipline of Kids Works: Study

One-third perceive methods as ineffective, much as their parents' tactics were with them

9/4/2006
Movie Trailers Expose Youth to Tobacco Abuse

Film, TV execs urged to refuse advertisements glorifying smoking

8/10/2006
Getting Grownups and Kids on the Same Page

When teens believe parents' reactions fit the circumstances, things go better, study finds

6/6/2006
Strict Parenting Can Produce Overweight Kids

Study questions the clean-your-plate-or-else approach

6/1/2006
Words as Powerful as Sticks and Stones

Childhood verbal abuse linked with depression and anxiety

11/25/2005
Parental Control Affects Teen's Depression

Study found life events can also influence mood, regardless of genetics

11/24/2004
Stress Raises Asthma Risk in Children

Attacks come two days, then six weeks after stressful event

11/23/2004
Trouble at Home, School Hurts Kids' Coping Skills

Even confident, achieving teens can fail to thrive, study finds

1/21/2004
You've (Still) Got Male

Boys with genital defects, raised as girls, revert back to original gender

6/12/2003
Youngsters Drawn to Sound More Than Pictures

They pay more attention to words so they can develop language skills, study says

12/23/2002
Going Ape Over Their Toys

Evolution may influence kids' toy choices

7/7/2002
How to Say 'No' to Kids, Nicely

Advice on dealing with children who nag

3/24/2002
Joint Custody Better for Kids of Divorce

Study finds they manage better when parents communicate more

9/11/2001
Explaining the Horror to Your Children

Experts say limit details of the disaster, but be honest

9/7/2001
If You Can't Join Them, Beat Them

Rejection leads to aggression, study shows

9/6/2001
Mean Teens Side with Suicide

No sense of belonging blamed for behavior, emotional problems

7/23/2001
How Divorce Affects Kids

Many abandon tough homework, stop making friends, study says

7/19/2001
New Video Game Link to Violence Reported

Report finds increased aggression makes connection clear; violence expert argues otherwise