Researchers experimenting on mice found that exposure to fluoxetine (Prozac) in utero resulted in behaviors considered in animal studies to be analogous to autism in humans.
A new study examines the role parent borderline pathology plays in the perpetuation of childhood maltreatment.
What physical activity-based programs are being implemented in schools, how are they being researched, and what kind of impact have they made?
Neuroscience researchers find no differences in brain connectivity between children with diagnoses of autism, ADHD, and those with no diagnoses.
Knowing the client’s history can help foster genuine empathic responding, a key component to child-centered play therapy.
Twice as many teenagers with ADHD experienced severe psychosis when taking Adderall, as compared to Ritalin, according to a new study.
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
Depression, serious psychological distress, and suicide attempts have risen substantially since the early 2000s among young adults – what’s changed?
Study examines the effects on participants of being told they are at risk of developing psychosis.
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.
From Intellectual Takeout: When children have educational experiences that aren't geared to their developmental level, it causes them feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and confusion.
Greater perceptions of discrimination during adolescence are linked to more depressive and internalizing symptoms.
New research points to numerous harmful effects of high-level lead exposure in childhood on adult mental health and personality characteristics.
A new study suggests digital media use among adolescents has a smaller negative effect on well-being than bullying or smoking marijuana.
Researchers explore the effects of augmented treatment at various points in interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents diagnosed with depression, highlighting previously unidentified critical decision points (i.e., relatively early in the treatment sequence).
Children who were exposed to anti-seizure drug valproate in utero were 48% more likely to develop ADHD, according to a new study.
Historical, current, and potential future complexities of cognitive assessment; a longstanding, controversial fixture in schools throughout the United States.
A new article suggests integrating physical activity throughout the day may help to address the mental health of students.
A new study has found that children and adolescents taking a high dose of antipsychotics are almost twice as likely to die of any cause than children on other types of medications.
Researchers detect a striking relationship between the month of school enrollment relative to peers and patterns of ADHD diagnoses in a large sample of elementary school students throughout the US.
A new study explores feelings of belongingness as a protective factor for childhood trauma and adult mental health outcomes.
Severe infections requiring hospitalizations increased the risk of hospital contacts due to mental disorders by 84% and the risk of psychotropic medication use by 42%.
A new as-yet-unpublished trial of duloxetine (Cymbalta) for fibromyalgia has presented more evidence of suicidal events in teens.
New research suggests that when parents model emotion suppression strategies in social interactions, their children’s approaches to social engagement may suffer.