child psychology

Is There A Link Between Early Stress And Mood Disorders In Adulthood?

Is There A Link Between Early Stress And Mood Disorders In Adulthood?

New psychological research from Concordia University has been performed to investigate the link between childhood stresses and later onset of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder. The researchers discovered higher levels of Cortisol within test subjects from families with a history of mental disorders. However, researchers stated that the test subjects from “at risk” families might not go on to develop mood disorders of their own.

Early Intervention Program For Children Could Prevent Antisocial Behavior Later In Life

Early Intervention Program For Children Could Prevent Antisocial Behavior Later In Life

Psychologists have developed an intervention program aimed at children as young as 3, which could assist in preventing antisocial behavior later in life. Additionally, initial reports from the first year of this program’s study states an 86% reduction in symptoms such as shyness, depression and social isolation for the children who participated.

Report Details Psychotropic Medication Oversight In Foster Care

Report Details Psychotropic Medication Oversight In Foster Care

The Tufts CTSI has today released a multi-state study on psychotropic medication oversight in foster care. The research notes a majority of states reviewed within the study reported an increase of minors within the foster care system taking psychotropic medications.

Parents Admit To “Forgetting” How To Play With Children

Parents Admit To “Forgetting” How To Play With Children

A new report by Professor Tanya Byron suggests that parents have forgotten how to play with their children. Additionally, a third of parents interviewed for the study who do actively attempt to take part in family activities find them boring, with one in ten parents considering family play-times a waste of time.

Teenage Smokers Have An Increased Risk Of Depression

Teenage Smokers Have An Increased Risk Of Depression

New research released by the Universities of Toronto and Montreal has discovered that teenagers who smoke have an increased risk of exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Early Sexual Encounters And Mainstream Media Influence Not Linked

Early Sexual Encounters And Mainstream Media Influence Not Linked

A new study released in Developmental Psychology this month states that the link between the prevalence of sex in mainstream media and early sexual interactions in teens might not be as strong as once thought.

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