There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Christa Santangelo Ph.D. on January 17, 2019 in Hope and Empowerment
Bill Gates waited until his daughter was 14 to give her a smartphone. Maybe he and others who choose to wait intuit what some research now shows.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on January 17, 2019 in Sleep Newzzz
Teenage sleep is a unique time in the sleep lifecycle—and teen sleep amounts have been on the decline for decades.
By Elizabeth Jeglic Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Understanding the stages of sexual grooming can help protect a child from sexual abuse.
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
More more women die in childbirth in the United States than in any other developed country. This year, several researchers have done in-depth investigations to find out why.
By Michael A. Ellis DO on January 13, 2019 in Caring for Autism
11 important points to know before your child's next IEP meeting.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on January 08, 2019 in Singletons
How do you prevent your fears from being absorbed by your children?
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Learning about love is not taught in the classroom, but through young life experience and the lessons can have abiding value.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on January 06, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
A youth was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for a friend's overdose.
By Jessica L. Borelli Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Thriving
Why do well-checks and physicals all but ignore mental health? What early signs do we miss by not looking?
By Richard Gunderman MD, PhD on December 31, 2018 in Fully Human
Mary Poppins is "practically perfect in every way" and can do practically anything. So how does she choose to spend her time?
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in The Imprinted Brain
As Robert Plomin explains in his new book, Blueprint, DNA determines most of our psychology.
By Linda Esposito LCSW on December 28, 2018 in From Anxiety to Zen
The omission of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) by the DSM-5 does not mean it's not a thing.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on December 28, 2018 in Finding Purpose
These are scary and exciting times. All the world’s knowledge is in your child’s pocket. Here's how to instill perspective, curiosity, motivation, and critical thinking.
By David Rettew M.D. on December 27, 2018 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
A recently published review paper summarizes what is currently known about the potential risks and benefits of caffeine use in youth.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in Tech Happy Life
The holidays often mean new video games and devices combined with lots of down time. Screens offer many benefits, but it's easy to overdo it.
By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on December 25, 2018 in Stress Relief
Therapists should be more transparent with caregivers about a child's treatment.
By Jenn Granneman on December 21, 2018 in The Secret Lives of Introverts
Your child would rather stand back and watch than play with other kids, and she spends a lot of time alone. Congratulations: you've got an introvert.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on December 20, 2018 in Tech Happy Life
The stream of news about the effects of screen use can be alarming, but at other times it can seem like there's nothing to worry about. What's the deal?
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Freedom to Learn
In the United States, almost anyone who wants to can get into college, and research shows it doesn't usually matter, in the long run, which college one goes to.
By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Our Innovating Minds
What can we learn from seeing the world through a child's point of view?
By Barbara J. Risman Ph.D. on December 17, 2018 in Gender Questions?
In our new research, we found good news about American's attitudes towards equality. We've come a long way, baby. Why doesn't anyone want to hear?
By B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., Anthony Rostain M.D. on December 17, 2018 in The Stressed Years of Their Lives
A recent APA survey confirms that 90% of Generation Z is "stressed out." With rising rates of anxiety and depression in youth, we explore the causes and offer tips to cope.
By Abigail Fagan on December 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
New analyses also find that nearly a third of children with autism may lack treatment.
By John Elder Robison on December 12, 2018 in My Life With Asperger's
What happens when emotions explode at school or in residential care? Is restraint essential or unthinkable? Is it a path to safety or a road to abuse?
By Mesmin Destin Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Finding Their Way
It might feel challenging to connect with adolescents, but a little bit of effort from an adult can make a big difference for a teen.