In: children

Mindfulness for Children
June 2, 2017

Mindfulness for children may be a hard concept to envisage if your family life is something other than the ideal home…

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Childhood Insomnia
April 23, 2017

In an era of ever-present video and constant texting and snapchatting, many parents are trying to figure out how to deal…

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Children of Bipolar Parents
May 11, 2016

A series of presentations at the 2015 meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry point to the importance of…

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Children at Risk for Depression
May 8, 2016

James Hudziak, and other researchers, presented information suggesting a strategy for improving brain health, and reducing anxiety and depression in children…

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Childhood Bipolar: Mother Knows Best
January 25, 2016

A recent blog post in Bipolar News (one of our favorite resources for up-to-date information on bipolar research) argues that mother’s evaluations…

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Children at Risk for Bipolar
December 1, 2015

Greater Mental Health Risks For Children Of Bipolar Parents From the American Journal of Psychiatry: David Axelson and colleagues find that,…

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Treating Mother’s Depression Helps Kids
May 15, 2015

Sometimes the very best way that mothers can help their children is by helping themselves. Fascinating study just published in the…

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Suicide in Young Adults
October 4, 2014

Suicide in young adults and adolescents is one of the most troubling issues facing any of us dealing with depression. This…

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Children of Bipolar Parents – Risk of Having a Mood Disorder
May 27, 2014

One of the most common questions I am asked is, what are the odds, if I am bipolar, of my children…

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Family Therapy Effective for Bipolar Teenagers
March 23, 2014

Family Therapy– Family-focused treatments have been shown to be effective adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizing medicine in adults with bipolar disorder…

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Maternal Warmth Protects Against the Negative Effects of Maternal Depression
January 18, 2014

I recently spent time with a friend who is a mother-to-be and struggles with depression. She was worried about how her…

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Do Maternal Antidepressants (SRI’s) Cause Autism in Their Children?
December 11, 2013

Maternal Antidepressants. Two studies have suggested a link between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medication and autism spectrum disorders.  We are pleased…

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Outcomes of Childhood Bipolar
November 3, 2013

What happens to children with bipolar disorder? Boris Birmaher, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues…

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Depression in Pregnancy Affects the Child
October 10, 2013

A new study reported in the latest issue of JAMA Psychiatry, suggests that a child “born to a woman who suffers depression…

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Oxytocin and Maternal Depression
October 8, 2013

There is lots of interest these days in how maternal depression affects kids, and also in how to prevent those effects….

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Child Abuse Update
September 15, 2013

Twenty years ago the National Research Council (NRC) issued a comprehensive report on child abuse. That report noted that child abuse…

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Depressed Mothers and Oxytocin
July 16, 2013

Oxytocin is often brought up in conversations about childbirth. After childbirth, new mothers normally experience surges of oxytocin that increase feelings…

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Amygdala Differences in Depressed Individuals
July 10, 2013

The best way to tackle an illness is to start treatment as early as possible. In the case of depression, recent…

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10% of Americans Suffered Childhood Sexual Abuse
February 5, 2013

Approximately 10 percent of American adults were sexually abused as children, according to a study reported in Comprehensive Psychiatry. They are more at…

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Stranger Danger
December 19, 2012

I have been avoiding the newspapers for the last couple of days, because I don’t want to get caught up in…

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