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When dad is sad: Depression in fathers and children linked, regardless of genetic relatedness

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Jul 08, 2022 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Our children are reflections of ourselves, and that holds true regardless of genetics. Scientists at Penn State say paternal depression may be contributing to an observed rise in adolescent depression and behavior issues — even among fathers and children who aren’t genetically related. “A lot of research focuses on depression within biologically…

Strand of hair could be key to diagnosis, prevention of depression in children

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Jul 29, 2019 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — A single lock of hair could one day be key in the diagnosis and prevention of depression an other mental health disorders in children, according to a study by researchers at The Ohio State University. The study examined cortisol levels in the hair of teens. The researchers searched for potential relationships between…

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…

Depression on the rise in America, particularly among children, study finds

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Nov 05, 2017 … NEW YORK — Depression rates, particularly among young Americans, have increased significantly over the past decade, a new study finds. Researchers at Columbia University and the City University of New York (CUNY) examined data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annually-administered survey conducted among Americans aged 12 or older. More than…

Nearly 1 in 10 American adults, 1 in 5 teens report having depression

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Sep 20, 2022 … Data reflects ‘public health crisis intensifying in the U.S. even before onset of the pandemic’ NEW YORK — Depression is on the rise in the United States, according to sobering new research from Columbia University and City University of New York. Even more troubling, study authors add that even as depression has increased, there hasn’t been…

Cyberbullying increases the risk of suicide among children more than ‘traditional’ bullying

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Jun 28, 2022 … PHILADELPHIA — Cyberbullying has a stronger impact on adolescent victims than “traditional,” in-person bullying, a new study reveals. A team from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) says victims of online bullying in early adolescence are more likely to report suicidal thoughts and attempts, going far beyond that of offline bullying. Researchers at Lifespan Brain…

Losing a grandmother can trigger long-lasting depression, especially for teen boys

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Jun 26, 2022 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Losing a grandmother may trigger depression among her surviving family members, according to a new Penn State study. Any death in a family is a tragedy, but study authors report a significant correlation between a grandmother passing away and depression, This appears especially true among adolescent boys. The study states that for…

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…

Avoiding social media for just one week significantly boosts well-being, cuts depression

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May 09, 2022 … BATH, United Kingdom — Doctors may soon be writing a very simple prescription to improve your mental health: “get off social media!” A new study finds avoiding social media platforms for just one week significantly improved a person’s well-being and also lowered levels of both anxiety and depression. A team from the University of Bath found…

Teen boys insecure about their looks far more likely to battle depression as adults than girls

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Mar 27, 2022 … ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands — Boys who are insecure about their looks as teenagers are almost three times more likely to suffer from severe depression as adults, a recent study warns. The study by researchers at Erasmus University in The Netherlands tracked 4,000 teenagers for several years. Researchers found that young men are a staggering 285…

Taekwondo can help children control their emotions and behavior

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Jan 17, 2022 … GUILDFORD, United Kingdom — True mastery over one’s emotions and actions is a tough task at any age, but adolescence can be a particularly turbulent time. However, researchers from the University of Surrey find practicing the martial arts — specifically Taekwondo — can help kids improve their “self-regulation.” In other words, Taekwondo promotes stronger emotional control,…

Regular exercise could be the key to children getting good grades in school

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Jan 09, 2022 … GENEVA, Switzerland — Could joining a soccer team or taking a daily jog be the key to good grades for children? There is a correlation between a child’s cardiorespiratory health and their academic success, particularly in language and math, according to a recent study. Such intellectual qualities, including memory and concentration, may be improved by…