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Many adolescents experiencing COVID-related mental health crises can end up stuck in emergency rooms on long waiting lists for treatment.
Between 41% and 63% of high-risk children between ages 2 and 17 lack professional help for behavioral health troubles.
Federal data show a nationwide surge of kids in mental health crisis during the pandemic.
The companionship of feline pets may calm and comfort youngsters with autism.
Consistently high body mass index and insulin levels in mid-childhood are associated with psychosis and depression.
Children are more likely to develop autism if their father has certain biomarkers in his sperm.
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.
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