Child Psychology News

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12/11/2013
Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

12/5/2013
Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism

Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin

12/4/2013
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

11/27/2013
Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids Than Adults: Study

Doctors' offices increasingly seeing young people with common psychiatric conditions

11/22/2013
Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says

Shots are given to boost lung development

11/21/2013
Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds

Shortage of child psychiatrists partly to blame

11/7/2013
Parental Stress, Domestic Violence May Affect Kids' Development: Study

Although no direct link was found, researchers suggest screening children for risk factors

10/21/2013
Kids Still Spanked, to Their Detriment, Study Finds

Poorer language skills and behavior found at age 9 for children physically punished years earlier

10/17/2013
Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids

Study found, however, that anxiety ended once the revelation was made

10/4/2013
New Test Spots Risk for PTSD in Injured Kids

Experts say early recognition crucial for avoiding later psychological, behavior problems

10/3/2013
Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?

Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

9/30/2013
Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows

Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

9/16/2013
Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says

Sometimes a stomach ache or headache can be a cry for help

9/11/2013
Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Campaigns focusing on dangers, risks might not work when you feel invincible, study suggests

9/9/2013
For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Eating Disorders

Problems like anorexia may go undiagnosed or be disregarded, case studies show

9/9/2013
Adopted Teens More Likely to Attempt Suicide, Study Finds

Parents should be aware, but not unduly alarmed, researcher says

9/6/2013
Making Music May Encourage Teamwork in Kids

Study showed preschoolers in music groups were more cooperative and helpful

8/29/2013
Kids' Attitudes Toward Disabled People Improve With Contact

More empathy, less anxiety pave way for better relationships, study finds

8/27/2013
Simple Strategies Aren't Always Enough for Bedwetting

In tougher cases, alarms or medications may be the answer, experts say

8/26/2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

8/24/2013
How to Help Kids Quell Back-to-School Jitters

First, sixth and ninth grades provoke the most anxiety, expert says

8/21/2013
Antipsychotic Drugs May Triple Kids' Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

This class of drugs is increasingly used to treat children with ADHD, depression

8/20/2013
How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success

Weaker skills seen in kids who watch more than 2 hours daily, study says

8/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

8/12/2013
Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression

Study looked at young adults a decade later

8/7/2013
Nice Kids Get Treated Nicely: Study

Reputation matters among kindergarteners, Japanese researchers found

8/1/2013
Bullied Kids May Have More Legal Woes in Adulthood

They're more apt to be convicted of crimes, do jail time, 14-year study found

7/30/2013
Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects

Study found stress, care schedule may squeeze out parental time with brothers, sisters

7/29/2013
Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

7/26/2013
Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond

With joint custody common, study findings matter, researcher says

7/22/2013
Teens' Self-Consciousness Has Biological Basis, Study Says

Just anticipating being watched can trigger emotional response, researchers find

7/16/2013
Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study

If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers

7/15/2013
Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

7/8/2013
Depressed Preschoolers Show Brain Changes, Scans Find

These differences could mark the start of a lifelong problem, researcher says

6/19/2013
Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

5/31/2013
Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns

5/27/2013
Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

5/21/2013
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens

'Suicide contagion' occurs even among those who didn't know victim, study found

5/21/2013
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

5/16/2013
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC

ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

5/13/2013
Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey

Attacks that wouldn't be tolerated against adults may be shrugged off when children involved, expert says

5/6/2013
Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study

Some specialists turn to medications too soon while others avoid them completely

5/2/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Kids With Conduct Problems

Specifically, they reacted less to images of people in pain during study

5/1/2013
Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys

New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

4/30/2013
School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Large evidence review found less success among children who had already started

4/18/2013
Guideline Changes Have Asperger's Community on Edge

Psychiatric manual will fold it into autism spectrum disorders, leaving many unsure about getting needed services

4/8/2013
Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

4/7/2013
Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds

Binge drinking and drug use more likely

4/5/2013
Mental Health Care Lacking for Kids, Advocates Say

Survey of workers, volunteers looked at community access to services for children and teens

3/28/2013
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says