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Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life July 27, 2015

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail July 21, 2015

Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes July 15, 2015

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds June 29, 2015

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids June 29, 2015

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests June 22, 2015

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests June 15, 2015

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries June 15, 2015

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows June 12, 2015

With training, people may be able to identify notes they hear

Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds June 08, 2015

Even witnessing such incidents carries long-term consequences, researchers say

Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims June 05, 2015

Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults May 29, 2015

Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say May 26, 2015

Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism May 22, 2015

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up? May 20, 2015

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S. May 18, 2015

But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life May 15, 2015

Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD May 14, 2015

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health May 11, 2015

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study May 06, 2015

LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens May 01, 2015

Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids May 01, 2015

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect April 28, 2015

Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study April 28, 2015

Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse April 27, 2015

New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens April 27, 2015

Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says

Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life April 24, 2015

Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child

Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others April 15, 2015

Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

Know the Signs of Child Abuse April 13, 2015

All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma April 03, 2015

Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds April 03, 2015

Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools March 30, 2015

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study March 25, 2015

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study March 23, 2015

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

Aggressive Boys Stronger Than Other Teens, Study Says March 09, 2015

Link is likely based in evolution, researchers theorize

Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S. March 05, 2015

CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs

About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study March 03, 2015

But some question accuracy of estimate

Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues March 03, 2015

Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools

ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death February 26, 2015

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds February 19, 2015

Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds

'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study February 13, 2015

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds February 11, 2015

Disclosure of sexual orientation leads to better self-esteem, less depression, researchers say

Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact February 06, 2015

Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says February 06, 2015

Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says January 26, 2015

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds January 26, 2015

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds December 05, 2014

Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'

Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds December 01, 2014

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study November 10, 2014

White children more likely to be identified by schools, but researchers aren't sure what's behind this trend

'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem November 06, 2014

Study finds children who know friends will always care are more resilient

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