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Generation Rx: Children Being Prescribed Off-Label Meds At Increasing Rates, Study Finds

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Sep 16, 2019 … NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — American children are already being prescribed various types of medications at exceedingly high rates to begin with, but a new study conducted at Rutgers University finds that the frequency of off-label medication orders for children is on the rise as well. “Off-label” refers to a medication being used to address a different…

Children Born To Older Parents Are Better Behaved, Study Finds

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Aug 01, 2019 … AMSTERDAM — Over the past 20 years or so, more parents all over the world are waiting to have kids at a later age. With this trend in mind, a Dutch study conducted across multiple universities set out to examine behavior patterns among children born to older parents. Researchers discovered that children born to older parents…

Sitting Around Harmful To Teens’ Mental Health; Just An Hour Of Light Activity Can Prevent Depression

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May 25, 2020 … LONDON — The world has spent much of 2020 stuck indoors avoiding the coronavirus pandemic. While some children may enjoy the time off from going to school and other responsibilities, it may not be the best thing for their mental health. A study looking at the mental health of children found that even an hour of…

Children addicted to online video games at no greater risk for psychiatric issues

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Oct 02, 2020 … Researchers say children diagnosed with ‘Internet Gaming Disorder’ actually less likely to experience anxiety than other kids. TRONDHEIM, Norway — Internet Gaming Disorder is a uniquely modern ailment. Scientists generally describe it as video games interfering with one’s life to the point it becomes an addiction. IGD is seen most often in young children and adolescents. Now,…

Surprising study: Teen social media use won’t lead to depression

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Aug 13, 2020 … NEW YORK — Parents, teachers, and doctors alike have speculated for years that frequent social media use predisposes teenagers and adolescents toward depressive thoughts, feelings, and episodes. Now, however, a surprising new study from Columbia University finds daily social media use is not associated with an increased risk for depression. It hardly felt possible before COVID-19,…

Depression Among Teens Often Confused For Typical Angst, Study Finds

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May 25, 2017 … CHICAGO — Many teens experience symptoms of clinical depression — a recent study found a “startling” increase in rates — but the feelings often wind up being dismissed as simply industry-standard teenage angst, increasing the child’s odds of not getting proper help and only getting worse, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago…

Study: 1 In 5 Children Suffers From A Mental Health Disorder

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Apr 20, 2019 … HAMILTON, Ontario — One in five children suffers from a mental disorder — with notable increases in depression and anxiety over the past 30 years — yet less than one-third have had contact with a mental healthcare provider, a new study finds. Results from the 2014 Ontario Child Health Study actually mirror findings from a similar…

When Dad Is Sad: Postpartum Depression In Men Must Be Taken More Seriously, Study Finds

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Mar 11, 2019 … LAS VEGAS — As many as 1 in 10 new dads suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), but how does the condition differ for men compared to women? A new study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas finds six commonalities among fathers suffering from PPD, and ultimately highlights the need for better screening…

It Runs In The Family: Treating Child’s Depression Can Help Relieve Parents’ Symptoms

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Aug 16, 2018 … CHICAGO — As depression rates rise, standard tools for treatment may prove inadequate. Recent research addresses this emerging issue head-on, offering a new solution to cases of depression that seem to have genetic ties. Depressed teens, the new study finds, can improve both their and their parents’ depression by seeking therapy — even if they’re…

Overweight Kids Ostracized By Peers, Have More Enemies In School, Study Finds

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Jun 09, 2017 … LOS ANGELES — Overweight youths experience a disproportionate number of problems socially and find themselves battling more “frenemies” when compared to more svelte kids, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) assessed surveys of 504 preteens in the Netherlands, hoping to determine how one’s weight impacted their school-related social interactions.…

Born To Be Wild: Disruptive Children Don’t Inspire Unruly Behavior In Siblings, Study Finds

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Apr 06, 2017 … TEL AVIV — Parents can breathe easy: having one wild child in the house won’t increase the likelihood of having two. A new study finds that disruptive children don’t inspire their siblings to act out similarly. In fact, siblings of disruptive children might be more likely to learn how not to behave by watching their unruly…

Tai Chi For ADHD: Training In Ancient Martial Art Lowers Hyperactivity In Children, Study Finds

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May 15, 2020 … BALTIMORE — Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can create challenges for young students and their parents too. For some, both children and adults, the disorder is treated with medication. A new study says there may be another way to help reduce the effects of ADHD: through the ancient practice of tai chi. The study, published…

Power Of Positivity: Male Depression Can Impact Pregnancy Odds For Couples Battling Infertility

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Jul 09, 2019 … BETHESDA, Md. — Struggling to conceive can be a distressing process for prospective parents, but new research indicates that it may be important for the men in these relationships to keep a positive mindset. Additionally, women being treated for infertility while taking a certain kind of antidepressant may be increasing their risk of early pregnancy loss.…

Spats With Your In-Laws Increase When Children Enter The Picture, Study Finds

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Feb 21, 2018 … HELSINKI, Finland — What many of us have long suspected is true: Becoming a parent really does alter family dynamics, especially with the in-laws. A new study shows that people with children experience more tension with their spouse’s parents than couples who have yet to enter parenthood. Researchers at the Academy of Finland wondered what…

Depression Tied To Faster Brain Aging, Poor Memory In Seniors, Study Says

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May 14, 2018 … MIAMI — One more reason to take extra care of your mental health, especially on the hard days: Depression among older adults may lead to faster brain aging and memory problems, according to a new study. The study also revealed that elderly people with depression have slightly different brain structures compared to those without depression symptoms.…

Children whose parents divorce have lower ‘love hormone’ levels in adulthood

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Sep 10, 2020 … WACO, Texas — Renowned American author William Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead, it’s not even past.” Now, a new study is lending some scientific credence to the notion that one’s past influences and dictates their present and future. Researchers from Baylor University say that adults whose parents divorced while they were a child show lower…

Teens who don’t get enough sleep much more likely to battle depression

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Jul 02, 2020 … READING, England — A good night’s sleep is really important for the developing brain. The brain’s growth and development can suffer if it’s not well rested. That’s especially the case for younger minds. A new study led by researchers from the University of Reading shows a strong connection between poor sleep in teenagers and a…

Social Media Use Doesn’t Lead To Teen Depression, Study Finds

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Jul 09, 2019 … ST. CATHARINES, Ontario — The rise of social media over the past fifteen years has coincided with an alarming uptick in teen depression. Consequently, it is becoming an increasingly common belief that social media isn’t psychologically healthy for teens. Surprisingly, a new Canadian study found no evidence linking social media use with later depressive symptoms. However, researchers did conclude that…