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Children at risk respond differently to laughter
Ana Sandoiu - Medical News Today, 30 September 2017. [01-10-2017]
For many of us, laughter is contagious. But new research suggests that for children who are at risk of becoming psychopaths in adulthood, this may not be the case.
Spending time with toddlers helps elderly fight dementia
Sian Griffiths - The Sunday Times, 30 July 2017. [31-07-2017]
Councils and retirement homes in England and Wales are experimenting with sharing care for the very young and the very old after research showed dramatic benefits to the health and happiness of both age groups.
How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain
The New York Times, 12 July 2017. [12-07-2017]
Extreme stress or trauma can cause brain changes that may interfere with learning, explain troubling behavior, and endanger health
How maternal personality problems affect children
Grant H. Brenner - Psychology Today, 14 June 2017. [15-06-2017]
There is consensus that maternal personality is likely an important factor, but there are few if any prospective studies investigating the question about parental personality and the impact on the mental health of their children.
US: A national call to innovate children’s mental health services
Patrick J. Kennedy and Linda Rosenberg - Deseret News, 14 May 2017. [14-05-2017]
One in 5 children in the United States show signs of a mental health condition. In a class of 25 students, it’s likely that five of them will deal with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders or other adverse childhood experiences that make learning a serious challenge.
What children from Romanian orphanages can tell us
Charles A. Nelson - The Washington Post, 14 May 2017. [14-05-2017]
There are many risk factors for autism, some genetic and others environmental. But few are more intriguing — and disturbing — than psycho­social deprivation in infancy.
Blaming your parents for your problems is “the enemy of what you need”
Shana Lebowitz - Business Insider, 5 May 2017. [06-05-2017]
Blaming your parents for your issues is the kind of thing that's just too easy to be good for you — the psychological equivalent of drinking 12 cups of coffee to stay awake at work.
Children in UK mental health hospitals "not improving", parents say
The Guardian, 27 February 2017. [27-02-2017]
More than half of parents with children in mental health hospitals do not feel their condition has improved as a result of treatment, while nearly a quarter say it has actually deteriorated, according to a survey. The research was based on responses from 448 parents whose children have been in mental health hospitals in England over the last five years.
Children who love themselves are on the road to mental health
Anne McCormack - The Irish Times, 12 February 2017. [12-02-2017]
Children in primary school are at a stage where core beliefs about themselves and the world around them are still being formed. What they begin to believe about themselves becomes, over time, their truth. So a child who develops self-beliefs such as “I am kind. I am competent. I am lovable” will likely find themselves on a path to good self-esteem.
10 UK: selfie culture sees anxiety rise by 42% in five years
Laura Donnelly - The Telegraph, 22 January 2017. [23-01-2017]
Soaring numbers of children are being admitted to hospital suffering from anxiety, official figures show. Experts said the figures were “deeply alarming,” reflecting a generation under pressure from “around the clock” social media, fuelling bullying, insecurity and concern about body image.
11 Girls and autism: it can be subtle or absent
Lindsey Tanner - Sci-Tech Today, 25 Octiber 2016. [26-10-2016]
Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition. The gender effect is a hot topic in autism research and one that could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating a condition that affects at least 1 in 68 U.S. children.
12 Stress is not a mental health problem for children
Dave Clements - The Guardian, 20 October 2016. [21-10-2016]
A large part of the children’s mental health problem in this country is antisocial behaviour. What would have once been put down to a child being naughty is today turned into a need, and grounds for potential psychological or even psychiatric intervention.
13 Give children with autism the best start in life
Medical Press, 20 October 2016. [21-10-2016]
A ground-breaking new study has been launched understand how to support families affected by autism as soon as they receive their diagnosis. The trial funded by autism research charity Autistica, will test whether offering the Incredible Years parent supporting programme to families very soon after their child is diagnosed can result in long-term benefits.
14 Kind word makes the difference to mental illness
Sean Parnell - The Australian, 9 September 2016. [12-09-2016]
Children are likelier to use their strengths to cope effectively with minor stress if they were subjected to strength-based parenting.
15 Why bedtime is so important for children
Mia de Graaf - Daily Mail, 22 July 2016. [25-07-2016]
According to experts at the University of Houston, children who suffer inadequate or disrupted sleep are far more likely to suffer depression and anxiety as adults.
16 UK: children's mental health services
Sarah Marsh - The Guardian, 4 July 2016. [04-07-2016]
New data shows six in 10 children and young people across England do not get treatment for problems such as anxiety and depression.
17 Talking to your children about weight
Anna Almendrala - The Huffington Post, 1 July 2016. [01-07-2016]
The balance between concern for a child’s health and the psychological and physical damage that can result from cruel or clueless comments about weight.
18 Psychiatric help prevents child abuse, neglect
Jim Dryden - The Source. Washington University in Saint Louis, June 20 2016. [23-06-2016]
Kids whose families received psychiatric support have better-than-expected outcomes.
19 More mental-health patients committed
Eilish O’Regan - The Irish Independent, 21 June 2016. [23-06-2016]
In Ireland, growing numbers of patients whose mental health has reached crisis point are being committed to psychiatric wards by distraught families or the police.
20 Mental health is a family affair
Janine Francolini - The Huffington Post, 6 May 2016. [07-05-2016]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and one of the important things to remember is that mental health is a family affair for many reasons. First, it is crucial that people understand that many mental illnesses are genetic disorders. Second, because holistic health in a family is a major factor in contributing to the care of a person living with these types of health challenges.
21 Dementia issues impact all members of family
Alice Adams - Chron, 15 April 2016. [16-04-2016]
It’s perfectly normal for families to be completely caught off-guard when mom or dad start missing a beat or become confused, engage in unusual behavior and the other symptoms that come with the diagnoses that come under the umbrella of dementia.
22 Parental depression: long-term impact on children
Nancy A. Melville - Medscape, 5 February 2016. [06-02-2016]
Children of depressed parents show significant reductions in academic performance at the age of 16 years, adding to various other known adverse effects of parental depression on offspring, new research shows. “Our results suggest that diagnoses of parental depression may have a far-reaching effect on an important aspect of child development, with implications for future life course outcomes,” the author writes.
23 The importance of family values and convictions
Kaye Frataccia - NWI times, 27 December 2015. [28-12-2015]
To reiterate the six characteristics of a strong family is important from time to time in order to refresh one’s memory of the family traits which build relationships and give teens protective tools to help them deal with day to day situations.
24 Study finds more than 2% of children have autism
Liz Szabo - USA TODAY, 13 November 2015. [13-11-2015]
A new survey has found a big jump in the number of children with autism, although researchers caution that the increase is likely due to the way that questions were asked.
25 4 tips to parenting children with ADHD
Justin Olsen - HeraldTimesOnline, 18 October 2015. [19-10-2015]
Parenting children with ADHD can be very difficult and frustrating at times, but with some skills and effort, parents can help their children and families to have a productive and happy life. While counseling, I come across a lot of parents asking what they can do calm down their children with ADHD and get them to start following directions.
 
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