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Child visits to Victorian emergency departments for mental health issues triple
Child visits to Victorian emergency departments for mental health issues triple (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown over the seven years between 2008 and 2015, mental health presentations have tripled amongst children in the 10-14 and 15-19 age group. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, ... Read More »

Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’
Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’ (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research has revealed new clues which might help explain why young people with the most severe forms of antisocial behaviour struggle to control and regulate their emotions, and might be more susceptible to developing anxiety or depression as a result. ... 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 »

Diet and depression link is not all in the mind
Diet and depression link is not all in the mind (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New evidence of a biological link between diet and depression has come from the first study to analyse associations between diet, body mass index, inflammatory markers and mental health in adolescents. The association between overweight/obesity and depression is known, but ... 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 »

Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time
Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new UCL-led study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry and funded by MQ: Transforming Mental Health and the Economic ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... Read More »

13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever
13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The National Drug and Research Centre Annual Symposium heard about research that finds the heaviest teen drinkers consume 11 to 15 drinks in one session. Fewer young people are drinking, but the one in five teenagers who are continuing to drink at risky levels appear to do ... Read More »

‘Picking up’ a good or bad mood from your friends
‘Picking up’ a good or bad mood from your friends (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may ... Read More »

Why teens take risks: it’s not a deficit in brain development
Why teens take risks: it’s not a deficit in brain development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex – and its weak connectivity with brain reward regions – explains teenagers’ seemingly impulsive and risky behaviour. But an extensive literature review to be published in ... Read More »

 
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