child psychology

Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni
Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An ACU-led study has found that teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enrol in university than their younger peers. The study of more than 10,000 ... Read More »

Younger aged children with symptoms of ADHD show physical brain differences
Younger aged children with symptoms of ADHD show physical brain differences (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children as young as four years old with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) showed reduced brain volumes in regions essential for behavioural control, according to a study published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. The study, funded by ... Read More »

Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation
Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new decade-long study of preventable self-harm and assault hospitalised injuries of children aged 16 years or less was published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. In the largest study of intentional child injury hospitalisations and ... Read More »

The key to young people with autism thriving after school
The key to young people with autism thriving after school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of young people on the autism spectrum believe their children’s unique skills will help them achieve their full potential if workplaces are flexible and modified to suit their individual needs, new research led by the Curtin University Autism Research ... Read More »

Childhood trauma link offers treatment hope for people with schizophrenia
Childhood trauma link offers treatment hope for people with schizophrenia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

People with schizophrenia may now benefit from more effective, tailored treatments and greater self-empowerment, thanks to research establishing a link between childhood trauma and some of schizophrenia’s most common symptoms. Researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence for Youth ... Read More »

Study debunks fears of increased teen suicide risk from popular flu drug
Study debunks fears of increased teen suicide risk from popular flu drug (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study published by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the drug oseltamivir, commonly known as Tamiflu, does not cause an increased risk of suicide in paediatric patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration originally ... Read More »

Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years
Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A child’s growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy – even going back to adolescence – according to a new paper. The article in the latest edition of Nature argues that tackling ... Read More »

New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders
New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study led by researchers at Macquarie University has identified a psychological pathway that can lead to body size and shape misperception in individuals, putting them at greater risk of developing conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and ... Read More »

More children are starting school depressed and anxious
More children are starting school depressed and anxious (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Starting school for the first time can be stressful. Children are suddenly thrown into a foreign environment, juggling the pressure of learning new academic skills and establishing relationships with peers. Some thrive, but others may need support through this transition. ... Read More »

Early autism diagnosis, better outcomes
Early autism diagnosis, better outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A La Trobe University researcher has found the earlier children with autism are diagnosed, the better their outcomes are in school. PhD candidate Megan Clark from La Trobe’s Olga Tennison Research Centre studied 48 children who were diagnosed early at ... Read More »

 
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