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Mental Health News & Research

This page lists some useful resources related to children and mental health.

Single Mom’s Hostility Can Cause Problems

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children living with single mothers are at greater risk for social, academic and psychiatric problems than their peers who live in two-parent families. But according to Canadian researchers, factors such as family income, a mother's...

Kids on Behavioral Meds

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them. Children on medication for behavioral problems is a major concern for parents. The information presented at this site is for general use only and is...

Breast-feeding to support resilience to stress

SUNDAY, Jan. 6, 2007 (HealthDay News) -- "Breast-feeding is considered a great way for a mother to form a close bond with her infant. And now there's evidence to suggest it may also help kids be more resilient to stress."Conclusions include that "breast feeding is...

Celiac Disease Present in 1% of 5-Year-Olds in Study

(The Nemours Foundation) Celiac disease results from a sensitivity to a dietary protein (called gluten) found in wheat and certain other grains. The immune system's abnormal response to this protein causes damage to the lining of the intestine, interfering with its...

America’s Child Death Shame

Published: 17 October 2011 Last updated at 07:35 ET, BBC © 2011 "Every five hours a child dies from abuse or neglect in the US. The latest government figures show an estimated 1,770 children were killed as a result of maltreatment in 2009. A recent congressional...

Aggression Relates to Time in Child Care

Children who spent more time in child care were rated by caregivers, mothers, and kindergarten teachers as having more behavior problems than did children of the same age who spent less time in child care.

Discipline Disputes

Continued behavior problems often indicate that a child’s program is not appropriate. If parents suspect that behavior problems are preventing their child from succeeding at school, they should write to the principal and request an IEP Team Meeting or “Pre-Hearing Conference.”

Violence and Substance Abuse

Exposure to Violence Linked to Substance Use in Teens (The Nemours Foundation) Children and teens who witness violence or who are victims of violence in their communities are more likely to use dangerous substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and other...

Some Adolescent Violence Is Predictable

CHICAGO, May 16 (Reuters Health) - Adolescents who are exposed to violence, abuse alcohol or drugs and have only one parent are at increased risk of killing someone, Dr. Robert Zagar and colleagues from the University of Illinois reported here at the American...

Violence-Related Behaviors in Adolescents

A Cross-national Study of Violence-Related Behaviors in Adolescents June 2004— "Violent behavior among adolescents is a significant problem worldwide, and a cross-national comparison of adolescent violent behaviors can provide information about the development and...

Stress Disorder Common Among Children

In 90 percent of families with children injured in a traffic crash, the child or a parent will suffer at least one significant acute stress symptom, according to a study at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. And 25 percent of children and parents experience more pervasive symptoms that warrant clinical attention.

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