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Some clinicians may be making questionable decisions that may negatively affect kids’ health outcomes.
The greatest increase in such visits was among girls ages 15 to 17, mostly related to substance use and self-harm.
Children who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression and ADHD.
Involving parents in care could teach kids and families better communication skills and reduce the severity and frequency of symptoms.
Signs of mental illness in kids
Stigma, lack of access to care and parental issues can stop children in the United States from getting therapy for mental disorders.
Folks who experienced high levels of lead as kids were found to have more neurotic tendencies than those not exposed to the toxic metal.
A mom’s race may drive differences in ratings reported for symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in kids.
More durable treatments and a better mental health wellness model are needed to help youth with common psychiatric illnesses.
For better long-term mental health, schoolchildren with behavioral challenges may benefit more from support than ostracism.
New research counters previous findings that implied that pets promote better physical and mental health in children.
The tool may determine whether children whose parents have bipolar disorder might develop the condition.
A new study in Nature shows MRI scans of babies’ brains at 6, 12 and 24 months may show which kids might later develop autism.
Take some time to talk to your kids about emotions, depression and suicide this week, no matter how young they are.
When schools start before 8:30 am, kids don’t get enough sleep, which can mean bad things for their health and well-being.
Children who take antipsychotic meds for conditions such as bipolar disorder and behavioral problems at higher risk of developing diabetes.
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