mental health

Stigma and parenting a child with an emotional or behavioural disorder
Stigma and parenting a child with an emotional or behavioural disorder (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Studies in Australia, America, and China, to name a few, consistently show that a large majority of parents experience stigma. Kim Eaton (Registered Psychologist and PhD Candidate) and Dr Jeneva Ohan (Registered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer) in the School of ... Read More »

Mental health of separated families
Mental health of separated families (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

USC Psychology researchers are examining the impacts of Australia’s family law system on parents and children going through separations and custody negotiations. PhD student Leanne Francia is seeking participants for an anonymous online survey for her project exploring the relationships ... Read More »

Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression
Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time have been linked to poor mental health of adolescents in developing countries. Researcher Dr Asad Khan, of UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, found that teenagers in Bangladesh who did ... Read More »

More support needed for mums after perinatal loss
More support needed for mums after perinatal loss (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More support services for pregnant women who have previously suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a newborn are needed, according to University of Queensland researchers. A study led by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences evaluated the effectiveness of a ... Read More »

What youth want from GPs
What youth want from GPs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by medical students from the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School has revealed what young people really want when visiting their general practitioner. The medical students surveyed 155 teenagers aged 16-18 from a rural Tasmanian high school, ... Read More »

Intervention That Engages Youth on Ethnic and Racial Identity Can Enhance Positive Development
Intervention That Engages Youth on Ethnic and Racial Identity Can Enhance Positive Development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study examined the Identity Project, a mental-health promotion intervention that engages youth in exploring and resolving issues around their ethnic and racial identities. It found that the program helps promote key developmental constructs that can enhance the positive ... Read More »

Staying connected a key to beating baby blues
Staying connected a key to beating baby blues (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who maintain connections with their social groups after having a baby are at lower risk of developing postnatal depression, according to University of Queensland research. UQ School of Psychology researcher Magen Seymour-Smith said women who positively embraced the new role of mother as ... Read More »

Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years
Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of college students. The study, which involved 480 college freshmen through seniors, indicated that the detrimental effects of bullying may ... Read More »

Children with reading difficulties are at elevated risk for mental health problems
Children with reading difficulties are at elevated risk for mental health problems (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have identified and are examining potential research streams which could shed light on why children with reading difficulties are at increased risk of mental health problems. Growing literature indicates children with reading difficulties are at an elevated ... Read More »

Helping children find their “voice”
Helping children find their “voice” (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

When children report on disturbing events – such as child sexual abuse – how does society respond? This is one of many important questions that was discussed at an ambitious public symposium at The University of Melbourne. Children’s Voices in ... Read More »

 
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