Child Psychology News

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7/11/2016
Insurance Mandates Boost U.S. Autism Diagnoses

Early treatment provides wide range of benefits, researchers say

7/5/2016
Savvy Marketing Gets School Kids to Snap Up Veggies

Using cartoon characters that resembled vegetables doubled, tripled how many students ate fresh produce

6/27/2016
Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

6/10/2016
Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

6/7/2016
Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says

No lingering mental effects seen after one exposure, but more research needed, doctor suggests

6/7/2016
Can Frequent Moves in Childhood Spell Trouble Later?

Study suggests heightened risk for psychiatric and behavioral problems

6/5/2016
For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success

Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

6/1/2016
Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

5/25/2016
'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

5/16/2016
Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

5/6/2016
Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

5/3/2016
For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC

Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

5/2/2016
Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds

But many of the fathers say they still face societal barriers

5/2/2016
Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

5/2/2016
Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/1/2016
Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

4/1/2016
Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

3/31/2016
Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

3/18/2016
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

3/16/2016
Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences

Study finds such youngsters more likely to be held back, or even expelled by fourth grade

2/29/2016
iPads Often Used to Pacify Difficult Kids

Mobile technology the go-to tool of some frustrated parents, study finds

2/26/2016
For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being

Study did not find higher depression levels when parents backed children's choice

2/23/2016
Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?

Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

2/23/2016
Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating

If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

2/17/2016
Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks

Long-term Canadian study followed participants until age 36

2/15/2016
Standardized Test Scores Decline With Each Passing Hour of School

But, short breaks provide a mind boost, study suggests

2/11/2016
Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

2/3/2016
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds

Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

2/2/2016
Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

1/21/2016
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

1/14/2016
Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

1/4/2016
Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/18/2015
How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

To relieve anxiety, be honest, use simple language to explain what's going to happen, experts advise

12/9/2015
Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars

Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

12/7/2015
Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

11/27/2015
Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

11/13/2015
CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes

The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

10/23/2015
Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

10/19/2015
Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality

Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

10/12/2015
Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

10/9/2015
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

10/5/2015
State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

9/23/2015
Want Your Kids to Exercise? Skip the Guilt

Pressuring middle schoolers to get active can backfire, researchers say

9/22/2015
Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain

They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

9/18/2015
Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study

Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

9/16/2015
Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

9/14/2015
ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say