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Research links prenatal stress to babies’ health in war zones

Research links prenatal stress to babies’ health in war zones

Children from war-torn areas of the globe are affected by trauma even before they are born, according to a new University of Florida study. To gather their results, researchers went to the eastern Democratic Republic of [...]

‘Social Brain’ Impaired In Children With Autism

‘Social Brain’ Impaired In Children With Autism

Researchers discovered that the “social” part of the brain in children with autism is underdeveloped, according to a recent study.  The study results showed that children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have something called hyper-perfusion, [...]

$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 [...]

Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing

Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing

Australia’s prison population is growing at unprecedented rates. In some states Indigenous prisoners far outnumber their non-Indigenous counterparts. Last year in the Northern Territory, 86% of those in prison and 96% of those in juvenile detention [...]

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 [...]

‘I felt terrified all the time’: A mother’s experience of postnatal depression

‘I felt terrified all the time’: A mother’s experience of postnatal depression

When Erin Palmbas fell pregnant in 2010, she was excited to be a mother for the first time and to finally have the baby boy she had always wanted. But once he was born, she struggled [...]

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 [...]