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Posts Tagged ‘childhood mental health’

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…

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By On September 10th, 2014

Childhood Psychiatric Disorders May Be Associated With Increased Schizophrenia Risk

Research published recently in Schizophrenia Bulletin suggests being diagnosed with a childhood psychiatric disorder increases the risk of later being diagnosed with schizophrenia. “[K]nowledge about the risk of a subsequent diagnosis of schizophrenia following a psychiatric disorder in the childhood and adolescence might lead to earlier diagnosis and interventions, which can possibly lead to a…

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By On April 28th, 2014

Seven Percent of American Children are Taking Psychiatric Medication

A new government report states that more than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties. More importantly, more than half of the parents of these children said the medications are helping. “We can’t advise parents on what they should do, but I think it’s positive that…

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By On February 19th, 2014

The Mental Impact of Bullying May Get Worse Over Time

Bullying was once thought of as “just a part of growing up,” but more and more evidence shows that bullying can have a devastating effect on a child’s psyche. Even worse, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics says that that mental and physical harm may build up over time as bullying…

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By On December 13th, 2013

Are Violent Video Games Improving Your Child’s Mind?

The effect of violent video games on our children has been a hot-button issue for decades, but the focus has been entirely on the supposed negative effects of the games and their depictions of violence. Few worried mothers have considered that these violent games, specifically first-person shooters such as Call of Duty, might actually have…

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By On December 3rd, 2013

New Study Says More Kids Are Getting The Mental Health Treatment They Need

A new study shows that Americans are paying more attention to mental health problems in children, but adults aren’t improving as quickly. While this means many children are receiving mental health treatment that wouldn’t have in the past, the new findings could also fuel the concern about the possible over-medication of children in our society.…

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By On June 28th, 2013

Minority Children Are Being Less Diagnosed With ADHD Than White Children

Minority children might not be receiving the help they need. According to a study published in the most recent edition of the journal Pediatrics, minority children are drastically less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their white counterparts. African-American children were almost 70% less likely to be diagnosed, whereas Hispanic children…

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