An Ode Against “Recovery” by Rebecca Donaldson
An Ode Against “Recovery”: Flourishing After Childhood Trauma by Rebecca Donaldson I remember when a therapist of mine once told me I could “recover.” The...
Traffic Pollution Linked to Anxiety and Depression in Childhood
New research explores the impact of exposure to traffic-related air pollution on levels of anxious and depressive symptoms in childhood.
Children Taking ADHD Drugs More Likely to Take Antidepressants as Teens
Adhering to a commonly prescribed medication for ADHD in children is associated with higher chances of being prescribed antidepressants in adolescence.
Green Space in Childhood May Protect Against Adult Mental Health Issues
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
Treated Infections in Childhood Linked with Later Mental Health Service Use
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%.
Minimal Evidence for Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in Childhood
Researchers offer a critical take on the inclusion of the Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in the DSM-V.
Exploring the Tension Between Educational Psychology and Child Psychiatry
Researchers explore efforts to integrate educational psychology and child psychiatry.
Study Explores Pain Assessment for Medically Complex, Nonverbal Children
To what extent are healthcare providers equipped to assess nuance in the experiences of pain among nonverbal children?
Parental Conflict Changes Emotion Recognition in Children, Study Finds
Study suggests interparental conflict causes lasting damage in the way children are able to recognize and process emotions.
Childhood Trauma May Alter Immune Function
A new study finds an important link between childhood trauma, immune activation, and the development of psychiatric disorders.
What Was the Child?
From The New Inquiry: An interview with Paul Rekret, author of Down With Childhood, about the ways our changing public understanding of childhood serves...
Late Night Snack – Shrink: Sarah Silverman
In this video, comedian Sarah Silverman recounts her journey with mental health treatment and discusses how therapy has helped her.
Touches Early in Life may Make an Impact on Newborns’ Brains
From Science News: A recent study found that early tactile experiences are associated with important differences in infants' brain responses and and patterns. Article →
Good Relationships are all in the Family
From Scientific American: A decades-long study recently found that men raised in warmer, more nurturing family environments have stronger relationships in adulthood. Article →
Video: “How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult”
Dr. Vincent Felitti details the connection between childhood trauma and negative mental health outcomes in adulthood in a powerful video.