child psychiatry

Self Harming Youths On Medicaid Failed By The Medical System

Self Harming Youths On Medicaid Failed By The Medical System

Many emergancy rooms across the US are failing to protect young people who self harm by discharging them without emergancy mental health assessments, a new report by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital suggests. The findings are published in this months Journal of the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, and derived from a national study of Medicaid data.

Childhood Epilepsy: Study Finds Boys At Greater Risk Of Developing Psychiatric Disorders

Childhood Epilepsy: Study Finds Boys At Greater Risk Of Developing Psychiatric Disorders

While it has previously been reported that children with epilepsy have a greater risk for developing psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems; a new study has identified that gender plays a great role in determining the potential development of specific problems. Girls, the study suggests, are more inclined to develop emotional problems, while their male counterparts faced a greater risk for developing hyperactivity and attention deficits.

Victimized Children Exposed To Disasters Are More Prone To Mental Health Problems

Victimized Children Exposed To Disasters Are More Prone To Mental Health Problems

New research confirms that victimized children who have been exposed to disasters are more prone to exhibit mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety than their non victimized counterparts who also experience disaster.