Tag: childhood mental health

Q&A: How Can I Best Advocate for My Child in the...

Steve McCrea, MA, advises on how to research options, set goals, look out for a child's interestsā€”and speak up, if need be.

Why Some Children with Depressed Parents Show Resilience

Children of parents who suffer from depression have a severely heightened risk of mental health problems, but new research points to several factors that seem to strengthen young peoplesā€™ resilience and predict good mental health.

Poor Evidence and Substantial Bias in Ritalin Studies

The authors of a large scale well-conducted systematic review of methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, conclude that there is a lack of quality evidence for the drugā€™s effectiveness. Their research also revealed that Ritalin can cause sleep problems and decreased appetite in children.