Family placement better for deprived kids than institutions
“Being placed in a family reduced the symptoms of reactive attachment disorder to pretty much nonexistent,” said Dr. Kathryn Humphreys.
Significant increase in vitamin D deficiency in kids with major depressive disorder
The findings reiterate the importance of screening for vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents, with or without depression.
Child murder by parents: Toward prevention
Awareness of the characteristics and motives can help target prevention efforts.
From the Editor
Is the contemporary mental health crisis among youth due to DMN disruption?
The advent of unprecedented technologies drastically altering the behavior of children and adolescents, compounded by prolonged isolation from a...
Serious mental illness not a factor in most mass school shootings
More than three-quarters of all perpetrators of mass murders in academic settings had no recorded history of psychotic symptoms.
The family firearm often used in youth suicide
About 8% of suicide attempts result in death, but when an attempt involves a firearm the percentage jumps astronomically to 90%.
Eating disorders in children is a global public health emergency
Eating disorders are among the most life-threatening mental disorders.
From the Journals
Study says casual pot use harmful to teens
“The more you use it, the more it negatively affects your thinking. That’s increasing the likelihood of depression and more suicidal thoughts.”
News from the FDA/CDC
FDA moves to curb misuse of ADHD meds
The boxed warning will also advise heath care professionals to monitor patients closely for signs and symptoms of misuse, abuse, and addiction.
Diversity – We’re not one size fits all
Teaching about diversity does not damage one’s innocence or deprive parents of private conversations.
From the Journals
Most children with ADHD are not receiving treatment
Girls (vs. boys) and children from families with higher incomes and higher education levels were among those less likely to get treatment.