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Posts Tagged ‘youth mental health’

By On May 21st, 2014

Children Diagnose with DMDD Show Higher Rates of Anxiety, Depression, and Adverse Health

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, or DMDD, during childhood may be linked with long-term impaired functioning worse than the impairment associated with other psychiatric disorders, according to data from a recent population-based study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. The researchers assessed the symptoms of DMDD among 1,420 adolescents via interviews conducted up to six…

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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 April 23rd, 2014

Bullying Puts Children at Risk For Mental Health Problems Late In Life

Some argue that bullying is a “part of growing up”, but recently researchers have begun to discover the long-term effects of being continually harassed during youth and the findings are as bad as you might guess. The latest such study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, shows that even after the bullying has ended,…

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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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