Child Psychology News

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8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/4/2015
U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s

Reduction may be due to programs that try to break cycle of violence, experts say

8/3/2015
Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids

1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

7/27/2015
Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

7/21/2015
Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail

Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

7/15/2015
Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

6/29/2015
U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

6/29/2015
Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

6/22/2015
Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

6/15/2015
'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

6/15/2015
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

6/12/2015
Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows

With training, people may be able to identify notes they hear

6/8/2015
Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds

Even witnessing such incidents carries long-term consequences, researchers say

6/5/2015
Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims

Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

5/31/2015
Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults

Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

5/26/2015
Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

5/22/2015
Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

5/20/2015
Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

5/18/2015
Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.

But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

5/15/2015
Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life

Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

5/14/2015
CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

5/11/2015
Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

5/6/2015
For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study

LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

5/1/2015
ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens

Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

4/28/2015
Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect

Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

4/28/2015
Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study

Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

4/27/2015
Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse

New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

4/27/2015
Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens

Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says

4/24/2015
Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life

Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child

4/15/2015
Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others

Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

4/13/2015
Know the Signs of Child Abuse

All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

4/3/2015
Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma

Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

4/3/2015
Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds

Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

3/30/2015
U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

3/25/2015
Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

3/23/2015
Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

3/9/2015
Aggressive Boys Stronger Than Other Teens, Study Says

Link is likely based in evolution, researchers theorize

3/5/2015
Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S.

CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs

3/3/2015
About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

But some question accuracy of estimate

3/3/2015
Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools

2/26/2015
ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

2/19/2015
Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds

Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds

2/13/2015
'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

2/11/2015
Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds

Disclosure of sexual orientation leads to better self-esteem, less depression, researchers say

2/6/2015
Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact

Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

2/6/2015
Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says

Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

1/26/2015
Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

1/26/2015
Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls