Here, Dr. Ben Furman offers a creative approach to helping children who struggle with OCD. Explaining why behaviors like reasoning, reassuring, and superstitious rituals don’t work, he suggests engaging alternatives that teach kids how to manage their “worry monster” and make sense of their distressing experience.
Teacher’s personal wellbeing plays a role in students’ mental health outcomes, suggests a new study.
What physical activity-based programs are being implemented in schools, how are they being researched, and what kind of impact have they made?
A new systematic review illustrates features of the relationship between anxiety and school attendance patterns.
Researchers evaluate the impact of a school-based prevention program on anxious and depressive symptoms.
Consider an imaginary child called Jack who has been avoiding school as much as possible for a month. Standard practice would be cognitive-behavioral therapy or psychoactive drugs to help Jack deal with his anxiety. But what if Jack's social network instead mobilized to help him regain the role of student?
Greater perceptions of discrimination during adolescence are linked to more depressive and internalizing symptoms.
A new study suggests digital media use among adolescents has a smaller negative effect on well-being than bullying or smoking marijuana.
A new article suggests integrating physical activity throughout the day may help to address the mental health of students.
Study highlights the importance of early interventions for institutionalized children.
New research emphasizes the impact of school connectedness and community engagement interventions on students' mental health.
A qualitative study explores young adults’ childhood bullying experiences.
Psychiatrist and psychologist outline pharmacological and psychotherapeutic strategies for discontinuing antidepressants.
New review ties increased screen time to increasing anxiety and depression among young adults throughout the United States.
A new study in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience has found that the smell of lavender extract has an anxiolytic effect.
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.