anxiety

Student test anxiety relieved by new research
Student test anxiety relieved by new research September 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests letting kids look at exams before they begin can help reduce anxiety and improve performance. Child development researcher and PhD student Myrto Mavilidi, from the Early Start Research Institute at UOW, said that test anxiety is a major threat ... Read More »

Easing childhood anxiety at hospital
Easing childhood anxiety at hospital August 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An interactive “storybook” style app is making trips to Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) less daunting for children. Kidz@GCU Hospital, which is based specifically on the GCUH experience, allows youngsters to follow the journey of six characters through a hospital ... Read More »

Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety
Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety August 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A major study of high school students by University of Adelaide psychology researchers has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. School of Psychology PhD student Pasquale Alvaro surveyed more than 300 South Australian high ... Read More »

Free help for expecting and new mums at risk of depression
Free help for expecting and new mums at risk of depression August 2, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With postnatal depression affecting almost one in seven women giving birth in Australia, QUT and the White Cloud Foundation have launched an innovative model of care to provide early access to treatment for expecting and new mothers at risk of depression. QUT’s Faculty ... Read More »

Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety
Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety July 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new program aimed at reducing the impact of parents’ anxiety or depression on the family is being trialled in Australia. The Let’s Talk about Children program is being offered to parents by researchers at the Krongold Centre at Monash University. The program, developed ... Read More »

Treating the emotional scars left by burns
Treating the emotional scars left by burns June 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Treating the emotional effects of burns in children is just as important as healing the physical scars, according to new research from ECU. Working with burn victims and their families at Princess Margaret Hospital, Lead Researcher Dr Sarah McGarry found ... Read More »

Teddy Bear Hospital aims to reduce children’s anxiety
Teddy Bear Hospital aims to reduce children’s anxiety May 30, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Today 35 University of Tasmania medical students from years 3-5 acted as “teddy doctors” at the third “Teddy Bear Hospital” visit to Albeura Street Primary School. Kindergarten and Prep children and their teddies visited different activity stations, each simulating different ... Read More »

Free online program proven to help children with anxiety
Free online program proven to help children with anxiety May 26, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A free, evidence-based program that has been proven to help prevent and treat anxiety in young people aged between 8 and 17 is now available online. The BRAVE program, which has been trialled and evaluated over the last 13 years, is ... Read More »

Tackling depression in primary school kids
Tackling depression in primary school kids May 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have trialled a program which has shown potential to significantly reduce short-term depressive symptoms and emotional difficulties in Western Australian (WA) children attending low socio-economic status (SES) primary schools. As part of the study, 467 Year 4 ... Read More »

Effective Treatment for Youth Anxiety Disorders has Lasting Benefit
Effective Treatment for Youth Anxiety Disorders has Lasting Benefit March 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that the majority of youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders responded well to acute treatment with cognitive behavioural ... Read More »







 
 
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