Posts Tagged ‘childhood depression’

By On January 18th, 2016

Poor Childhood Associated With Poor Brain Connectivity, Depression

Childhood poverty has been linked with numerous negative health effects, including an increased risk of depression. However, until now scientists have not really been able to explain the connection aside from making guesses about how economic pressures may impact the brain. Now, researchers from Washington University St. Louis may have the first evidence showing how…


By On August 5th, 2015

Childhood Picky Eating Linked To Depression and Anxiety

Having a child in the house who is a picky eater can be frustrating, but new research suggests it can also have serious implications for your child’s health. A new study published in journal Pediatrics shows moderate to severe picky eating habits may also be tied to serious childhood mental health issues such as depression…


By On June 4th, 2015

Being Bullied Doubles The Risk Of Depression

Many people say bullying is just a part of “kids being kids” but it can have severe consequences for the children that are bullied, according to a new study published in The BMJ. According to the findings, children who report being bullied by their peers at age 13 are twice as likely to experience depression…


By On March 4th, 2015

Family-Based Therapy May Be Best For Preadolescent Children With Depression

Preadolescent children with depression may benefit from Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) more than child-centered therapy (CCT) according to the findings of a study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Preadolescents experiencing depression or other depression disorders often do not meet the full criteria for Major Depressive…


By On January 22nd, 2015

Study Shows Adolescents With Major Depressive Disorder Need More Focused Care

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry highlights the importance of early identification and intervention for depression in American children. The researchers used data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents who participated in the National Comorbidity Survey – Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) to evaluate for symptoms…


By On January 8th, 2015

High Levels of Childhood Guilt Linked To Mental Illness and Brain Changes

Excessive guilt has a well-documented link to adult depression, but new findings published in JAMA Psychiatry suggest issues with excessive guilt in adolescence may indicate a higher risk for future mental illness, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bipolar disorder. According to the report, the connection between guilt and future mental illness is caused…


By On August 11th, 2014

Aggressive Behavior Associated With Higher Risk of Teen Alcohol Use

Youth drinking is still a significant issue throughout America, especially in light of recent findings which show that substance use at an early age heightens the risk for substance abuse later in life. Thankfully, a new study may help identify the risk signs in adolescents. Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio University Hospital,…


By On October 24th, 2013

Children With Brain Injury Twice as Likely to Suffer Depression

There has been a huge amount of research into traumatic brain injuries over the last decade. The massive number of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan spurred a government interest in improving detection and treatment of the disease. Then, the NFL and the controversy associated with the high number of brain injuries…

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