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Too much screen time linked to ADHD, aggression, anxiety in children

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May 14, 2022 … CALGARY, Alberta — Too much screen time increases the risk of behavioral problems in kids such as ADHD, aggression, anxiety and depression, according to new research. Children are choosing electronic media over reading, playing and interacting with family and peers. Scientists at the University of Calgary say it is impacting their social development – leading…

COVID-19 is making symptoms of OCD, anxiety worse in children and young adults

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Nov 10, 2020 … AARHUS, Denmark — For children dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or anxiety, the world can be very difficult to navigate. Researchers in Denmark say the coronavirus pandemic is only making obstacles these young people face even more challenging. Their study finds the majority of children and young adults diagnosed with these conditions are suffering…

Majority of children regularly battling anxiety: ‘Possibly most stressed generation ever’

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Nov 05, 2019 … New survey reveals that children as young as seven are experiencing symptoms of anxiety quite often. More than half of the parents surveyed admit feeling anxious “all the time” themselves. LONDON — It’s becoming more and more common these days for adults to report feeling overwhelmingly stressed and anxious on a daily basis. Now, a disconcerting…

Wearable device accurately detects anxiety, depression in young children in seconds

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Jul 20, 2019 … BURLINGTON, Vt. — It can be difficult for many parents to decide that their moody child isn’t just displaying typical teenage angst, and that there’s a more serious problem that needs professional attention. Now new technology could help make things easier. A wearable device developed as a mental health screening method for children has been…

About one in 20 American children have depression or anxiety, study reveals

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Jan 20, 2019 … ATLANTA — Analysis of nationwide data revealed that 2.6 million American children — more than 1 in every 20 — were diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression between 2011 and 2012. According to the report, anxiety in children and adolescents increased in the United States, while depression diagnoses have remained at the same levels as previous…

Children manage stress, anxiety better by doing yoga at school, study finds

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Apr 17, 2018 … NEW ORLEANS — Keeping young minds happy and healthy as school grows more challenging can pose a challenge for parents, but a new study finds that the schools themselves can help to greatly reduce anxiety a child may be experiencing. Researchers from Tulane University found that school-based yoga helped improve the emotional health and overall well-being…

Evolution of anxiety: Humans may show signs of stress to gather support

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May 17, 2022 … PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom — Science has finally uncovered the evolutionary reason why we tend to bite our nails, touch our face, or fidget when under stress. To evoke support! Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Nottingham Trent University report that showing signs of stress may make people more likable and subtly encourage others to act…

Intense childhood anxiety may lead to psychosis during adulthood

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Dec 29, 2021 … BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Children and young teens who constantly experience high levels of anxiety are more likely to develop psychosis by their early 20s, according to researchers from the University of Birmingham. On a more positive note, their study also finds intervening early in an individual’s life — by targeting stress hormones and non-resolving inflammation…

Adults with ADHD 4 times more likely to develop generalized anxiety disorder

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Nov 19, 2021 … TORONTO, Ontario — Researchers from the University of Toronto have found a significant connection between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Their study finds roughly one in four adults under the age of 40 living with ADHD also had a form of anxiety. Moreover, people with ADHD are four times more…

Half of opioid prescriptions given to children come with ‘high risk’ of side-effects

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Aug 19, 2021 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Opioids have become a go-to solution for doctors trying to ease their patient’s post-surgery pain. While powerful prescription painkillers like these can be very effective, they also come with the risk of addiction and potentially dangerous side-effects. In a concerning new report, researchers from the University of Michigan say half of opioid…

Back-to-school anxiety: 3 in 5 parents stressed out just thinking about packing lunches again

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Aug 16, 2021 … NEW YORK — Two in five parents are the most stressed out before the school day even begins. That’s according to a survey of 2,000 parents of school-aged children that looked at some of the biggest pain points for parents getting ready for back-to-school season. Trouble begins at the grocery store of all places for more…

Children highly unlikely to experience lingering symptoms of ‘long COVID’

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Aug 04, 2021 … LONDON — ‘Long COVID’ continues to be a major concern for coronavirus patients, months after their initial illness. Luckily, as schools prepare to reopen in the fall, a new study reveals that children are very unlikely to deal with long-lasting side-effects of COVID-19. A team from King’s College London has discovered that kids testing positive for…

Back-to-school anxiety? Quarter of parents don’t want kids riding school bus during pandemic

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Aug 01, 2021 … NEW YORK — With COVID-19 rates starting to tick back up this summer, parents are more anxious than usual about back-to-school season. In fact, American moms and dads believe the morning hustle of getting their kids ready for school will be their biggest pain points of the next school year. A survey of 2,000 parents of…

One in five children may have benign bone tumors and not know about it

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Apr 05, 2021 … INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Children are constantly growing however, a new study finds that process doesn’t always go as planned. Researchers have discovered that up to one in five children could be harboring benign bone tumors in their bodies. Although the figure may sound frightening, study authors emphasis that these growths are harmless, common, and may…

Frequently yelling at your children may wind up shrinking their brains, scientist warns

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Mar 22, 2021 … MONTREAL — Parents who have a short fuse and often find themselves angrily yelling at their children could be doing more than just hurting the child’s feelings. According to one new study, shouting at kids frequently can actually make their brain shrink during their teenage years. Scientists say that “harsh parenting,” which falls below the…

Peanut treatments early on can protect most children from suffering severe allergic reactions

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Dec 16, 2020 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For parents of young children dealing with food allergies, checking their food is safe can be a full-time job. In the hopes of preventing serious allergic reactions, a study is looking at how children can beat their peanut allergy head-on. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital…

Yoga can improve symptoms for people dealing with anxiety disorders

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Oct 09, 2020 … NEW YORK — For people dealing with anxiety, nervousness and feelings of worry are constant reminders that something is wrong. These feelings may be running especially high amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Although mental health treatments are readily available, not everyone has access or wants to participate. A study finds those seeking a different approach should turn…