Resources Tagged With: research

What New Study Findings Tell Us About Serotonin, Depression and SSRIs: A Chief Psychiatrist’s Take

by Vidya Krishnan, MD, Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services, CHC

Approximately 280 million people around the globe have depression, according to a report from the World Health Organization. The personal, familial, and societal effects of this condition are profound. Especially considering that depression, at its worst, can lead to suicide. Read more ›

How Easy Access to Guns at Home Contributes to America’s Youth Suicide Problem

School shootings in the U.S. are national tragedies, and the toll they take in lives cut short and traumatized distinguishes the U.S. from other high-income countries. But there is another way that guns are killing American children, and in far greater numbers: suicide. Read more ›

Report: California Kids Suffer Sharp Rise in Anxiety, Depression

California kids experienced the second-largest increase in depression and anxiety among U.S. states from 2016 to 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in lockdown orders and school closures, a national child welfare advocacy group reported.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2022 Kids Count Data Book analyzing how children and families are faring nationally found that California ranked 33rd overall among the states in child well-being, the same as in last year’s 2021 report. Read more ›

Study: Losing a Grandmother Can Have Long-Lasting Mental Health Effects for Kids and Adolescents

The death of a grandmother can have severe and lasting mental health consequences for both her adult children and grandchildren, according to our recently published study.

This finding may be surprising, because the death of a grandparent is a normal, even anticipated, part of life. Yet the effects are profound. Read more ›

Autism Spectrum Disorder Continues to Grow Steadily, Study Suggests

A new study estimates the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder at 3.14% among children and adolescents in the United States in 2019 and 2020, a rising trend. Read more ›

5 Tips for Parents of New Kindergartners Who Are Younger Than Their Classmates

A good kindergarten experience sets kids up for success in school and into adulthood. Students in smaller kindergarten classes are more likely to go to college than students from larger classes. And by age 27, students who had more experienced kindergarten teachers were earning more money than their peers who had less-experienced teachers in kindergarten. Read more ›

Playing Drums May Improve Socialization, Focus in Teens With Autism

The percussive skill needed to bang out rhythms on a drum may help improve socializing, inhibition control and focus among teens with autism, new research suggests. Read more ›

Children in Remote School Faced More Sleep, Behavior and Social Challenges

Millions of children spent months, even more than a year, attending school virtually from kitchen tables, bedrooms and laptops during the pandemic.

And this shift to computer-based learning may have led to negative consequences for younger kids, suggests a new Michigan Medicine study of a sample of families in Michigan. Read more ›

Pandemic Babies With Developmental Delays Can Be Helped to Make Up for Lost Social Interaction – 5 Tips for Parents

Typically, about 1 in 6 children experience a developmental delay. But children born during the pandemic, a 2022 study has found, have nearly twice the risk of developmental delays in communication and social development compared to babies born prior to the pandemic. Read more ›

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