Can current guidelines for sleep, exercise, and screen time in childhood be linked to positive cognitive outcomes?
Prominent researchers conduct a review of antidepressant withdrawal incidence, duration, and severity. Results lead to call for new clinical guidelines.
A new study finds ideal sleep duration differs in adolescents for peak mental health and academic outcomes.
An international study of college students reveals ubiquitous social and emotional challenges faced by young adults.
When controlling for social and family characteristics, separating children from parents into out-of-home care increases psychiatric issues, prescriptions, and criminal activity.
New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.
Alterations in gray matter and white matter development found in infants of mothers taking SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy.
A new study suggests needing to appear perfect to others leads to mental health stigma and a higher risk of untreated psychological distress.
New research identifies poor long-term outcomes for both CBT and medications for treating anxiety disorders in childhood.
Study details Medicaid-insured birth cohort’s exposure to psychiatric medications and mental health services.
Why do ineffective classification and intervention processes linger in school psychology, and what’s the alternative?
A new study investigates the relationships between early-home environmental factors and later-life physiological response to psychosocial stressors.
From BBC: The abuse of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax is becoming widespread among children and adolescents as young as 11 years old. "To gain an idea of the...
Family medicine and pediatric providers are less confident in their assessment of irritability in youth than psychiatric providers, which may lead to overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder.
How does social network site use influence well-being? Researchers suggest this depends on the extent to which site use is “connection-promoting."
From The Lily: In light of the recent New York Times article highlighting the effects antidepressant withdrawal, Ashley Abramson shares her personal story of deciding to...
Although opioid addiction and overuse have garnered significant national attention, similar trends in benzodiazepine overprescription and overuse continue to go unnoticed.
From Pacific Standard: Young children are increasingly being prescribed psychiatric drugs. However, there is very little research on the safety and efficacy of psychotropic drugs...
From BBC: A leading UK psychiatrist, Dr. David Healy, speaks out about the dangers of the growing prescription of antidepressants to young people under age...
My life flashed before my eyes as my entire medical history over the last decade was rewritten from having a genetic brain disease to being a victim of a medical scam. It was bittersweet, for I realized that I was not sick and dying, but I had been robbed of so many years of my life due to the psychiatrist’s lies. Now I am suing my former psychiatrist for damages.
The bidirectional relationship between diet and nutrition and social, emotional, and educational factors among European youth.
From Forbes: Increasing evidence shows that smartphones can be addictive, and that smartphone addiction can have a very negative impact on our mental health, especially...
From The Conversation: In the five years between 2010 and 2015, U.S. teens' mental health greatly deteriorated. The sudden ascendance of the smartphone is most...
In this piece for The New York Times, Benoit Denizet-Lewis explores the social, cultural, and economic factors that have contributed to the significant rise in...
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs have gained popularity in U.S. schools in recent years. A new study examines the nature and longevity of their impact on students.