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Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study November 27, 2015

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes November 13, 2015

The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services October 23, 2015

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality October 19, 2015

Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors October 12, 2015

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance October 09, 2015

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids October 05, 2015

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

Want Your Kids to Exercise? Skip the Guilt September 23, 2015

Pressuring middle schoolers to get active can backfire, researchers say

Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain September 22, 2015

They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study September 18, 2015

Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment September 16, 2015

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids September 14, 2015

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children September 14, 2015

Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds September 01, 2015

Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade August 17, 2015

Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families August 17, 2015

Subset of children struggle to cope with effects of parents serving in war, study shows

Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim August 14, 2015

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD August 14, 2015

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s August 04, 2015

Reduction may be due to programs that try to break cycle of violence, experts say

Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids August 03, 2015

1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

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