mental health

Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens
Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens March 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 “at-risk” Australian youth. While the survey of more ... Read More »

Energy drinks linked to teen health risks
Energy drinks linked to teen health risks March 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. Researchers are calling for limits on teen’s access to the drinks and reduction ... Read More »

Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health
Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health February 21, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep and low physical activity comprise an ‘invisible-risk’ group that has high prevalence of psychiatric symptoms, according to a large international study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The results of the study are ... Read More »

Health of sole working mothers is suffering
Health of sole working mothers is suffering February 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Sole working mums have poorer physical and mental health than partnered working mothers in Australia, a new study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the School of Psychology and Centre for Health Initiatives at the University of Wollongong, ... Read More »

Prevalence of domestic violence in women seeking antenatal care and abortion services
Prevalence of domestic violence in women seeking antenatal care and abortion services February 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of domestic violence amongst women requesting a termination of pregnancy (TOP) is six times higher than amongst those in antenatal clinics, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This comparative ... Read More »

Teens’ sleep impacted by electronic media use
Teens’ sleep impacted by electronic media use January 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 70% of South Australian teenagers are experiencing insufficient sleep on every school night, with many reporting the overuse of electronic media such as the internet, video games and mobile phones, which could be contributing to the problem. Researchers ... Read More »

Conversations on Sex Lacking Between Doctors and Teens
Conversations on Sex Lacking Between Doctors and Teens January 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Doctors are missing a prime opportunity to share information about sex with their teenage patients by failing to broach the subject during checkups, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The study, published Dec. 30, 2013, in JAMA Pediatrics, found that ... Read More »

Teens from military families suffer from deployments
Teens from military families suffer from deployments November 24, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It is widely known that deployment is stressful for military families, including their children. A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that teens from military families are more likely to feel sad or hopeless, have thoughts about ... Read More »

Head Start workers report poor health
Head Start workers report poor health November 21, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women working in Head Start, the United State’s largest federally funded early childhood education program which serves nearly one million low-income children, report higher than expected levels of physical and mental health problems, according to researchers at Temple University. Their ... Read More »

Why people with depression may struggle with parenthood
Why people with depression may struggle with parenthood October 24, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Although the link between depression and poor parenting has previously been identified, this is the first time that researchers have brought together multiple studies in order to identify the reasons behind the parenting difficulties. The editorial, published in the journal ... Read More »







 
 
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