mental health

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 »

Girls’ social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis
Girls’ social camouflage skills may delay or prevent autism diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

On parent-reporting measures, girls with autism seem to struggle more than boys with performing routine tasks like getting up and dressed or making small talk, even when the study group is normalized to meet similar basic clinical diagnostic criteria across ... Read More »

Children’s screen-time guidelines too restrictive
Children’s screen-time guidelines too restrictive (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Digital screen use is a staple of contemporary life for adults and children, whether they are browsing on laptops and smartphones, or watching TV. Paediatricians and scientists have long expressed concerns about the impact of overusing technology on people’s wellbeing. ... Read More »

Risk-taking in children may reduce childhood anxiety
Risk-taking in children may reduce childhood anxiety (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new international study suggests that parents who employ challenging parent behavioural (CPB) methods – active physical and verbal behaviours that encourage children to push their limits – are likely protecting their children from developing childhood anxiety disorders. Researchers from ... Read More »

Working at the expense of family time impacts children’s wellbeing
Working at the expense of family time impacts children’s wellbeing (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Jobs that are overly demanding at the expense of family time put the mental health of employees’ children at risk, a new study by The Australian National University (ANU) and La Trobe University has found. The researchers said the study ... Read More »

Father’s rejection may increase child’s social anxiety and loneliness
Father’s rejection may increase child’s social anxiety and loneliness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Healthy relationships with their parents are vital for adolescents’ development and well-being, according to Penn State researchers who say rejection from fathers may lead to increases in social anxiety and loneliness. The study — conducted by Hio Wa “Grace” Mak, ... Read More »

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens
Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Chronic sleep deprivation—which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school—has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But ... Read More »

Talking to your baby makes all the difference
Talking to your baby makes all the difference (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

One in seven Aussie mums (16 percent) will experience the debilitating symptoms of peri-natal and post-natal depression. While research into its cause continues, Western Sydney researchers have found evidence that infants of mothers with post-natal depression (PND) are less communicative ... Read More »

Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety
Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) psychology academic says while rural women and men are at the same risk of suffering from pre- and post-natal depression as their metropolitan counterparts, the way they experience them are unique. Associate Professor Gene Hodgins ... Read More »

Preventing adult mental disorders with help at kindergarten
Preventing adult mental disorders with help at kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Being exposed to abuse or neglect before age five is the strongest predictor of whether a child will be at risk for future mental illness, a study from UNSW Sydney finds. Primary school teachers could detect children at high risk of developing ... Read More »

 
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