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Kids' Mental Health

Is My Child Too Young To Be Depressed?

Pacer | Posted 11.29.2016 | Healthy Living

“Is My Child Too Young to Be Depressed?” originally appeared on and was reprinted with permission. When Christie walked into her son’...

An Astonishing Number Of Kids Have Psychological Disorders

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living

Prioritizing mental well-being is crucial as you age, but alarming new research highlights just how important it is to monitor in kids. Researchers f...

Dads' Age Linked With Kids' Mental Health Problems

Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 02/26/2014 04:34 PM EST on LiveScience Men planning to have kids may want to keep an eye on their bi...

Rate Of Mental Health Treatment Increasing Faster For Kids Than Adults

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/27/2013 04:53 PM EST on LiveScience The use of mental health treatments in children has increased...

Study Finds Health Benefit To Day Care

Posted 06.19.2013 | Parents

By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/19/2013 04:43 PM EDT on LiveScience Day care may reduce the risk of emotional proble...

Research Identifies Psychopathic Traits Seen In Children's Brains

Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/02/2013 12:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Children with severe behavioral problems have ...

The Hypocrisy Behind the Gun Lobby's Focus on Mental Illness

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Not only are NRA-affiliated spokespeople ignorant about mental illness, but they deceptively use the issue to fool people into thinking that they have broader social concerns. In any real "national conversation," about mental illness and violence, the NRA and its proxies would be mute.

Children's Mental Health After the Shooting in Newtown

Eva Alisic, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Alisic, Ph.D.

In the wake of a disaster of horrific impact and proportions, many wonder about children's responses to traumatic events and how best to support them.

Stakes Are High For Children Who Live Through Chronic Financial Instability

Posted 05.16.2012 | Parents

By Rebecca Ruiz Drew McWilliams, a clinician and the Chief Operating Officer at Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland, Ore., suggests that...

Questions About A 9-Year-Old "Psychopath"

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents

This weekend, The New York Times Magazine's powerful cover story, "Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?," explored the experience of a Florida fami...

Why Treatment Is Critical for Youth With Mental Illness

Michelle Roberts | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roberts

Childhood is supposed to be a time of curiosity, learning and growth. But children and teens with serious emotional or behavioral problems often miss out on these normal developmental phases.

Mental Illness Is The Top Cause Of Disability In Youth | Kathleen Doheny | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living

By Kathleen Doheny In the report, researchers find three main causes of disability in those ages 10 through 24, says researcher Colin Mathers, PhD,...

Don't Let Your Marriage Be A Casualty Of Your Child's Mental Illness

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

If couples with typically developing children need things like "date nights" to keep their relationships alive, parents of children who are unusually needy or disruptive need and deserve it even more.

Why Are People So Divided When It Comes To Children's Mental Health?

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

There are many important and complicated issues in child mental health. We're only beginning to understand healthy brain development and what happens in the brain when psychiatric disorders emerge.

Changing How We Think And Talk About Child Psychiatric Disorders

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Children's lives can veer off course due to the maladaptive coping and biological processes that underlie psychiatric disorders; and their lives can be improved with effective treatment and support.

Kids Of Deployed Soldiers Face More Mental Health Woes

Yahoo! News | Maureen Salamon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Children of deployed military face numerous stressors, including frequent moves, prolonged parental absences and the risk of a parent's death, the stu...