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About One In 20 American Children Have Depression Or Anxiety, Study Reveals

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Jan 20, 2019 … ATLANTA — Analysis of nationwide data revealed that 2.6 million American children — more than 1 in every 20 — were diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression between 2011 and 2012. According to the report, anxiety in children and adolescents increased in the United States, while depression diagnoses have remained at the same levels as previous…

Wearable Device Accurately Detects Anxiety, Depression In Young Children In Seconds

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Jul 20, 2019 … BURLINGTON, Vt. — It can be difficult for many parents to decide that their moody child isn’t just displaying typical teenage angst, and that there’s a more serious problem that needs professional attention. Now new technology could help make things easier. A wearable device developed as a mental health screening method for children has been…

Strand Of Hair Could Be Key To Diagnosis, Prevention Of Depression In Children

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Jul 29, 2019 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — A single lock of hair could one day be key in the diagnosis and prevention of depression an other mental health disorders in children, according to a study by researchers at The Ohio State University. The study examined cortisol levels in the hair of teens. The researchers searched for potential relationships between…

Kids who play sports less likely to suffer from depression, study finds

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Dec 16, 2020 … TRONDHEIM, Norway — There’s plenty of heart-healthy reasons to get children involved in recreational sports, but now the emotional benefits may be just as important. That’s because a new study finds active children are less likely to experience depression. That conclusion had already been reached in previous studies for adults, but researchers at the Norwegian University of…

Depression On The Rise In America, Particularly Among Children, Study Finds

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Nov 05, 2017 … NEW YORK — Depression rates, particularly among young Americans, have increased significantly over the past decade, a new study finds. Researchers at Columbia University and the City University of New York (CUNY) examined data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annually-administered survey conducted among Americans aged 12 or older. More than…

Post-natal depression a struggle for one in six fathers of premature babies

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Jun 19, 2021 … CHICAGO — Giving birth to a premature baby can be a heart-wrenching experience for moms and dads alike. The uncertainty and stress leaves new parents in a state of constant worry and can continue well after their infant finally leaves the hospital. But doctors say the number of preemie dads suffering mental health effects deserves…

Poor sleeping habits during adolescence may lead to depression

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Jan 13, 2021 … OTTAWA, Ontario — Good sleep is an essential component in good health, especially while you’re growing up. For adolescents, a new study finds poor sleeping habits may ultimately lead to depression. Researchers at the University of Ottawa say restless nights can be be a gateway to poor mental health for young boys and girls. Researchers…

Boys who play video games regularly less likely to suffer from depression

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Feb 19, 2021 … LONDON — While parents probably don’t like the idea of their children sitting around all day playing video games, a new study finds it could actually benefit the mental health of young boys. Researchers from University College London say boys who regularly play video games are less likely to suffer from depression when they reach…

Overweight Children 4 Times More Likely To Be Depressed As Adults, Study Finds

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May 19, 2017 … AMSTERDAM — Children who are overweight are as much as four times more likely to battle depression as adults, a new study finds. Researchers from the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam say that kids face an increased risk if they’re obese during one of two points of childhood, while those who are heavy continuously as a child…

Study: Spanking Raises Child’s Risk Of Depression, Substance Abuse In Adulthood

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Nov 09, 2017 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Spanking can leave an indelible mark on a child well into adulthood, raising one’s risk for battling depression or substance abuse, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at data on over 8,300 adults of all ages who had participated in the CDC-Kaiser ACE study, which asked…

40,000 children have lost a parent to COVID-19, study reveals

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Apr 06, 2021 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Losing a parent at any age is a devastating experience. When such tragedies happen to younger children, their entire future may be put in jeopardy. Researchers at Penn State estimate that nearly 40,000 American children have lost at least one parent to COVID-19. Their study finds the coronavirus pandemic could be…

Loneliness From Months Of Lockdown May Have Lasting Impact On Children’s Mental Health

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Jun 01, 2020 … BATH, England — As the summer months begin, many parents are left wondering if they will be able to send their children to camp or if they’ll continue to spend the year in lockdown. With children already missing out on their last few months of the school year, many — if not most — are…

Three Studies Link Air Pollution In U.S. To Serious Mental Health Issues In Children

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Sep 25, 2019 … Research “first to show association between daily outdoor air pollution, increased symptoms of psychiatric disorders” among kids. ‘Smog-induced feelings of anxiety and suicidal thoughts’ more prevalent in children living in poorer neighborhoods. CINCINNATI — Exposure to polluted air, or smog, can result in a number of physical health problems. There have also been numerous studies associating…

Study: Children Don’t Have Skills For Crossing Streets Safely Until Age 14

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Dec 18, 2017 … IOWA CITY, Iowa — What parents have long suspected is true: Crossing the street is not child’s play. In fact, a new study finds that up until the age of 14, children lack the skills needed for crossing streets as safely as adults. Researchers at the University of Iowa tested a group of children ages 6…

COVID-19 is making symptoms of OCD, anxiety worse in children and young adults

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Nov 10, 2020 … AARHUS, Denmark — For children dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or anxiety, the world can be very difficult to navigate. Researchers in Denmark say the coronavirus pandemic is only making obstacles these young people face even more challenging. Their study finds the majority of children and young adults diagnosed with these conditions are suffering…

Children Who Participate In Team Sports May Have Healthier Brains, Study Finds

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Mar 22, 2019 … ST. LOUIS — Signing your kids up for youth soccer or Little League may benefit more than just their physical health and social skills. A recent study by neurologists at Washington University found that participating in team sports in childhood can improve brain structure, and may also lead to fewer instances of depression in boys as…

Frequently yelling at your children may wind up shrinking their brains, scientist warns

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Mar 22, 2021 … MONTREAL — Parents who have a short fuse and often find themselves angrily yelling at their children could be doing more than just hurting the child’s feelings. According to one new study, shouting at kids frequently can actually make their brain shrink during their teenage years. Scientists say that “harsh parenting,” which falls below the…

Less Than Half Of U.S. Children Are Getting Enough Sleep On School Nights

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Oct 31, 2019 … NEW ORLEANS — While waking up in time to catch the morning school bus may be a distant memory for many of us, every age group can relate to feeling exhausted all day due to lack of sleep. The problem may especially be more prominent for kids, whose developing brains need sufficient rest each night. Now,…

Study: Suicide-Related Hospitalizations Among Children Double Over Past Decade

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May 17, 2018 … NASHVILLE — A new study reveals a disturbing surge in the number of young children hospitalized over suicidal thoughts or attempts in the last decade. The report published by researchers from Vanderbilt University shows that hospitalizations of children between the ages of 5 and 17 have doubled since 2008. The study focused on trends in emergency…

The Struggle Is Real: Baby Sleep Problems Can Lead To Parental Depression

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Jan 23, 2018 … VANCOUVER — As any parent of a newborn will attest, sleep is hard to come by. But do baby sleep problems lead to parental depression? A recent study at the University of British Columbia looked at the impact of children’s sleep habits on the mental health of their parents. “Researchers already have a good understanding…

Children who don’t get enough sleep more likely to battle mental health issues later in life

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Sep 22, 2020 … TRONDHEIM, Norway — As a new school year gets underway, getting kids off their summer sleep schedules may be more important than ever before. A study by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) finds children who don’t get enough sleep at night have a greater risk of developing mental health problems…