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Transgender Kids With Family Support Can Have Good Mental Health

Transgender Kids With Family Support Can Have Good Mental Health

A new study has found that transgender children who have the support of their families have positive mental health, with rates of depression and anxiety no higher than a control group of children. The findings challenge [...]

$12m to rebuild mental health care for youth in Qld: Howard

$12m to rebuild mental health care for youth in Qld: Howard

MENTAL health services remained in the spotlight this week with Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard addressing Parliament yesterday on the government’s commitment to support services in regional areas. During Mental Health Week last week, Health Minister [...]

Bipolar Disorder Drug For Adults Safe For Children, Study Finds

Bipolar Disorder Drug For Adults Safe For Children, Study Finds

A new study, published in the Oct. 12 issue of Pediatrics, found that a bipolar drug usually prescribed to adults is also effective and safe for children to use on a short term basis. Bipolar disorder is [...]

Bullied, unhealthy and unhappy: a quarter of children doing so much worse than their peers

Bullied, unhealthy and unhappy: a quarter of children doing so much worse than their peers

One in five children are bullied at least once a week, causing stress-related health problems, with those with a disability the most vulnerable, according to a landmark study. The national survey of 5500 children aged 9 to [...]

Helping Anxious Parents Raise Calmer Kids

Helping Anxious Parents Raise Calmer Kids

A new study finds that a family intervention can help anxious parents raise calm kids. Children of anxious parents are at an increased risk of developing anxiety, but that doesn’t have to be the case, according [...]

Parents need to be alert for childhood mental illness, psychiatrist says

Parents need to be alert for childhood mental illness, psychiatrist says

With many young families still facing the stress of September — new schools, new routines, sports tryouts — parents need to be aware of childhood mental health issues, says the University of Calgary’s new specialist in that area. [...]

Mother-Daughter Closeness Can Ease Stress

Mother-Daughter Closeness Can Ease Stress

A new study from Australia discovers physical or psychological closeness with a loved one can help reduce situational stress. Researchers from Queen’s University discovered evidence of emotional load-sharing between partners in a close relationship. In the [...]