The Long-lasting Effects of Child Abuse


People who recall being abused or neglected as a child are more likely to experience periods of anxiety or depression as adults than those where court records show maltreatment was present, but the adult does not recall it, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medicine Psychiatry. The study conducted at King’s [...]

The Long-lasting Effects of Child Abuse2023-07-28T12:44:50-05:00

Anxiety in Children and Teens: The Treatment Process


The number of children and teens diagnosed with anxiety has risen steadily since 2006. Yet, a study released in a journal from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that more children and teens are receiving medication for anxiety without receiving therapy. The study, which examined records from 2006 to 2018, found that visits to [...]

Anxiety in Children and Teens: The Treatment Process2023-07-13T17:58:25-05:00

Raising a Baby With Mental Health Challenges


While we often focus on teen and adult mental health, babies can face mental health challenges. Getting treatment early often produces better outcomes. Therefore, consider these pertinent facts if you are the caregiver of a child under three. Signs of Mental Health Challenges in Babies One of the advantages of seeking [...]

Raising a Baby With Mental Health Challenges2023-07-13T18:00:06-05:00

Food Insecurity Leads to Mental Health Challenges


There is a direct connection between food insecurity and mental health. People facing food insecurity are at a 257% higher risk of anxiety and a 253% higher risk of depression than the general population, according to the Centers for Disease Control. While food insecurity includes the lack of food, it also [...]

Food Insecurity Leads to Mental Health Challenges2023-06-19T17:26:47-05:00

ADHD in Babies and Preschoolers


Researchers at Tulane University have studied results collected from over 10,000 children born between 2005 and 2009 for signs of ADHD. The researchers looked at 40 different factors known before or during birth and identified 14 factors that predicted the presence of ADHD in a child. Researchers are hopeful that identifying [...]

ADHD in Babies and Preschoolers2023-05-11T13:14:40-05:00

Eliminating Test Anxiety


Up to 40% of students experience test anxiety. These students often feel physical and psychological distress and may have trouble performing their best on tests. Sometimes, test anxiety becomes so severe that they resist tackling higher education. If you are one of these students, there are some steps you can take [...]

Eliminating Test Anxiety2023-04-28T17:25:55-05:00

Teens With Healthy Parental Relationships Are Happier Adults


If you are a parent, you know how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy relationship with your adolescent. Yet, new research analyzing data collected from over 15,000 adults shows that children who had a healthy relationship with their parents enjoy better mental health throughout life. Using data from the [...]

Teens With Healthy Parental Relationships Are Happier Adults2023-04-18T15:24:00-05:00

Improve Your Child’s Mental Health by Not Being a Helicopter Parent


A new study by prominent researchers at Florida Atlantic University draws a correlation between children's mental health decline and the lack of self-directed play. The researchers point out that children were more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety in 2022 than in 1950. Meanwhile, days spent in school have increased [...]

Improve Your Child’s Mental Health by Not Being a Helicopter Parent2023-03-31T11:54:48-05:00

The Effects of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health


The average American spends 2.5 hours on social media daily. Teens are on social sites about 8 hours a day. Furthermore, studies show that 26% of social media users are between 18 and 29. Spending so much time on social media can affect mental health. Psychologists are especially concerned about people [...]

The Effects of Social Media on Teens’ Mental Health2023-03-27T13:21:43-05:00