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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

ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure November 05, 2014

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design November 05, 2014

Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds November 03, 2014

Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger October 31, 2014

Even 15-month-olds can recognize ways to avoid arousing the wrath of a grown-up

Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says October 28, 2014

Researchers link psychiatric issues to 'behavioral insomnias of childhood'

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives October 23, 2014

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too October 22, 2014

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows October 17, 2014

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone October 16, 2014

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression October 15, 2014

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression October 14, 2014

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

Eating Disorders May Start in Elementary School October 13, 2014

They're often linked with other mental health issues, researchers say

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say October 08, 2014

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests October 06, 2014

But a number of other factors affect schoolwork and achievement, experts stress

Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds October 06, 2014

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

Study Shows Benefits of Building Baby's Language Skills Early October 02, 2014

Helping infants learn to focus on sounds appears to speed up speech-related brain development

Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study September 25, 2014

They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy September 25, 2014

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia September 24, 2014

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study September 22, 2014

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School September 20, 2014

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills September 18, 2014

Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids September 12, 2014

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD September 11, 2014

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys September 11, 2014

Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder September 10, 2014

Dramatic changes in lifestyle can lead to behavior problems, study suggests

Teens' Daily Marijuana Use Linked to Poor Outcomes September 10, 2014

Everyday pot habit reduced odds of higher education, increased suicide risk, study contends

Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays September 09, 2014

But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects September 08, 2014

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap' September 03, 2014

Two years of instruction was followed by brain changes in children, study found

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says September 01, 2014

Support, communication appear to be buffers

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules August 17, 2014

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls August 07, 2014

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study July 29, 2014

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse July 10, 2014

But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC July 09, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

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