In the United States, one in ten children suffer from a mental disorder severe enough to interfere with normal development and functioning, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Those disorders cover a wide range of issues from anxiety to autism to bipolar disorder.
Children in the child welfare system are given psychotropic medication, drugs prescribed to affect the mind, emotions and behavior, at rates approximately three times higher than children and adolescents in the general population. Rates of psychotropic medication use are also significantly higher in rural than urban areas.
One in 5 adolescents have a diagnosable mental disorder. The brief addresses different mental disorders that present in adolescence, including attention deficit disorders and major depression.
Americans in poverty are more likely to suffer from chronic health problems than their peers, according to the Gallup-Healthways poll.
Texting, tweeting, and watching TV at the same time may be harmful to young girls, says a group of Stanford University Researchers.
The report suggests that toxic stress has lifelong developmental consequences for kids.
Victims of cyber bullying are more likely to report higher depression than victims of traditional bullying, and are more likely to report feelings of isolation and helplessness.
The study, which required participants to abstain from media devices for 24 hours, suggests that college students are addicted to social media.
A compilation of the latest statistics on the health and welfare of U.S. children, including individual fact sheets on each state.
The report summarizes the effects of and misconceptions about fear-eliciting experiences that occur early in life.
The research brief analyzes the connections between how youth spend their free time and positive or negative attitudes about themselves and their future plans.
The study finds that emotionally sensitive children possess a great potential to thrive when raised in supportive, nurturing and encouraging environments.
The study finds that abuse in childhood is strongly linked to migraines and other pain disorders in adulthood.
The brief reviews the effectiveness of existing home visiting programs for vulnerable families.
The report explores recent research on the effects of maternal depression on families and children.
The study suggests that financial burdens are deepening for families with disabled children, with Medicaid and SCHIP expenses varying widely by state.
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