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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…

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…

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…

Three Studies Link Air Pollution In U.S. To Serious Mental Health Issues In Children

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Sep 25, 2019 … Research “first to show association between daily outdoor air pollution, increased symptoms of psychiatric disorders” among kids. ‘Smog-induced feelings of anxiety and suicidal thoughts’ more prevalent in children living in poorer neighborhoods. CINCINNATI — Exposure to polluted air, or smog, can result in a number of physical health problems. There have also been numerous studies associating…

Kids & COVID-19: Children want to understand coronavirus better, learn how to stay safe

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Jul 25, 2020 … New research shows young children are very much aware that COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and they want to learn more about what they can do. Kids are finding various ways to cope with their anxiety, including playing games like ‘corona tag’ or creating virus-related songs. TURKU, Finland — COVID-19 continues to interrupt the…

Study: Obese Children Lose More Weight, Feel Less Anxious When Mindfulness Added To Diet

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Feb 13, 2020 … MEXICO CITY — Childhood obesity is linked to stress, but treatment strategies usually focus on diet and physical exercise. These strategies fail to address the mental health of the children. A new study from the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) finds that combining mindfulness-based therapy with dieting will make obese children less stressed and hungry…

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…

Dogs can sync up their behavior with children, but they do it better with adults

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Feb 24, 2021 … CORVALLIS, Ore. — For many families, a dog can act like a friend, protector, and even another sibling for their children. While kids may love to be around their furry friends, are dogs really learning anything from these youngsters, or does mom and dad have to do all the training? A new study finds dogs…

Children addicted to online video games at no greater risk for psychiatric issues

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Oct 02, 2020 … Researchers say children diagnosed with ‘Internet Gaming Disorder’ actually less likely to experience anxiety than other kids. TRONDHEIM, Norway — Internet Gaming Disorder is a uniquely modern ailment. Scientists generally describe it as video games interfering with one’s life to the point it becomes an addiction. IGD is seen most often in young children and adolescents. Now,…

Children who don’t get enough sleep more likely to battle mental health issues later in life

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Sep 22, 2020 … TRONDHEIM, Norway — As a new school year gets underway, getting kids off their summer sleep schedules may be more important than ever before. A study by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) finds children who don’t get enough sleep at night have a greater risk of developing mental health problems…

Quarter Of American Children With Autism Go Undiagnosed, Study Finds

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Jan 11, 2020 … NEWARK, N.J. — Individuals on the autism spectrum are just as capable as anyone else of having an enjoyable, meaningful life. However, it’s important that children who show signs of autism be properly diagnosed as quickly as possible, as early detection can go a long way towards improving quality of life. That’s why the findings of…

Children Born To Older Parents Are Better Behaved, Study Finds

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Aug 01, 2019 … AMSTERDAM — Over the past 20 years or so, more parents all over the world are waiting to have kids at a later age. With this trend in mind, a Dutch study conducted across multiple universities set out to examine behavior patterns among children born to older parents. Researchers discovered that children born to older parents…

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…

Children Involved In Organized Sports Less Likely To Have Emotional Difficulties

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Jan 03, 2020 … MONTREAL — Youth league or elementary school sports programs are surefire ways to help kids get in some daily exercise, but a new study finds a further benefit: children who play organized sports starting at a young age are less likely to deal with emotional issues or difficulties by the age of 12. “The elementary school…

Having Pets Reduces Risk Of Allergies, Obesity In Children, Study Finds

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Apr 07, 2017 … EDMONTON, Alberta — Children born into a house with pets are more likely to be immune to certain allergies and less likely to be obese, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Alberta discovered that babies in homes with pets had greater levels of “gut microbes” that prevent allergic disease and obesity. This was especially…

Study: 1 In 5 Children Suffers From A Mental Health Disorder

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Apr 20, 2019 … HAMILTON, Ontario — One in five children suffers from a mental disorder — with notable increases in depression and anxiety over the past 30 years — yet less than one-third have had contact with a mental healthcare provider, a new study finds. Results from the 2014 Ontario Child Health Study actually mirror findings from a similar…

Born To Be Wild: Disruptive Children Don’t Inspire Unruly Behavior In Siblings, Study Finds

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Apr 06, 2017 … TEL AVIV — Parents can breathe easy: having one wild child in the house won’t increase the likelihood of having two. A new study finds that disruptive children don’t inspire their siblings to act out similarly. In fact, siblings of disruptive children might be more likely to learn how not to behave by watching their unruly…

Anti-Immigration Policies Causing Anxiety To Surge Among U.S.-Born Hispanic Teens

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Jun 26, 2019 … BERKELEY, Calif. — Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, there is no denying that immigration, more specifically Latinx immigration, has become a hotly contested and debated issue in the United States following the 2016 presidential election. Now, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley finds that all of this…

Children Who Live Near Green Spaces Have Stronger Attention Spans, Study Finds

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Oct 26, 2017 … BARCELONA — Being surrounded by foliage or green spaces might help boost a child’s ability to concentrate, a new study finds. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain evaluated 1,500 children over the course of a decade, hoping to determine how proximity to nearby “greenness” affected an adolescent’s attention span at different…