mental health

Australian children and adolescents increasingly use psychotropic drugs
Australian children and adolescents increasingly use psychotropic drugs June 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More Australians, particularly children and adolescents, are using psychotropic drugs, a University of Sydney study examining prescribing patterns shows. The study examined trends across a four-year period from the start of 2009. Its results show Australia has one of the ... Read More »

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies
Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies June 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies. The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers ... 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 »

Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids
Lead exposure only part of the story for Port Pirie kids May 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that while childhood lead exposure in the South Australian city of Port Pirie has been a significant factor in their cognitive and mental health development, the family environment also has played a ... Read More »

Quick test can help spot depressed teenagers
Quick test can help spot depressed teenagers May 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A few minutes spent filling out a widely accepted mental health assessment in a health care provider’s waiting room could make a big difference for some teenagers suffering from depression, according to new study from a UT Arlington nursing researcher. ... Read More »

More TV watching may mean less sleep for children
More TV watching may mean less sleep for children April 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study that followed more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The report, by investigators at Harvard School of Public Health ... Read More »

Girls’ Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined
Girls’ Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined April 21, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications for their mental health. “I found that girls’ risk of severe depression, thoughts of suicide, and suicide ... Read More »

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 »







 
 
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