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Why don't children belong to the clean plate club? (12/10/2014)

Why don't children belong to the clean plate club?New Cornell research aggregated six different studies of 326 elementary school-aged children. It showed that, if their parents are not around, the average child only eats about 60 percent of what they serve themselves. More than a third goes right in the trash. ...> Full Article


Video game could help anxious children (9/30/2014)

Tom Hollenstein is running a two-year trial to see if the video game MindLight can help youth cope with and eventually conquer their anxiety. ...> Full Article


Fighting parents hurt children's ability to recognize and regulate emotions (9/26/2014)

Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. ...> Full Article


Message to parents: Babies don't 'start from scratch' (8/21/2014)

There's now overwhelming evidence that a child's future health is influenced by more than just their parents' genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of Adelaide researchers. ...> Full Article


Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, research finds (7/31/2014)

Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers', new research suggests. And not just 'natural' fears: If a mother experienced something before pregnancy that made her fear something specific, her baby will quickly learn to fear it too -- through the odor she gives off when she feels fear. ...> Full Article


Lead in kids' blood linked with behavioral and emotional problems (7/12/2014)

Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. ...> Full Article


Children born to women after fertility treatment at greater risk of psychiatric disorders (7/11/2014)

Children born to women with fertility problems have a higher risk of psychiatric disorders than naturally conceived children. The increase in risk was described as 'modest' by researchers from Denmark, but was found to persist throughout childhood and into young adulthood. ...> Full Article


Anxious children have bigger 'fear centers' in the brain (6/20/2014)

The amygdala is a key 'fear center' in the brain. Alterations in the development of the amygdala during childhood may have an important influence on the development of anxiety problems, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry. ...> Full Article


Parental addictions associated with adult children's arthritis (4/4/2014)

The adult offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. ...> Full Article


Depression in pregnant mothers may alter the pattern of brain development in their babies (12/12/2013)

Depression is a serious mental illness that has many negative consequences for sufferers. But depression among pregnant women may also have an impact on their developing babies. ...> Full Article


Kids whose bond with mother was disrupted early in life show changes in brain (12/9/2013)

Children who experience profound neglect have been found to be more prone to a behavior known as "indiscriminate friendliness," characterized by an inappropriate willingness to approach adults, including strangers. Now UCLA researchers are reporting some of the first evidence from human studies suggesting that this behavior is rooted in brain adaptations associated with early life experiences. ...> Full Article



Prenatal exposure to alcohol disrupts brain circuitry (12/8/2013)

Prenatal exposure to alcohol disrupts brain circuitryPrenatal exposure to alcohol severely disrupts major features of brain development that potentially lead to increased anxiety and poor motor function, conditions typical in humans with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, according to neuroscientists at the University of California, Riverside. ...> Full Article


Maternal mood disorder and newborn neurobehavior (12/5/2013)

Researchers from the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown University, in Providence, RI, have now tested the influence of maternal depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy on newborn neurobehavior. ...> Full Article


For anxious children and teens, context counts, researchers say (11/27/2013)

UCLA researchers have shown that teenagers with anxiety disorders show increased activity in a specific part of the brain, the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), when they are interpreting a neutral situation negatively. Ultimately, the mPFC may serve as a biomarker for illness. ...> Full Article


Mothers' relationships can influence adolescent children's relationships, MU study finds (11/17/2013)

Mothers' relationships can influence adolescent children's relationships, MU study findsGary Glick, doctoral candidate, the MU College of Arts & Science, Department of Psychological Sciences, found that mothers' relationships can influence adolescent children's relationships with their friends, particularly the negative and antagonistic aspects. ...> Full Article


Bad boys: Research predicts whether boys will grow out of it -- or not (11/16/2013)

Using the hi-tech tools of a new field called neurogenetics and a few simple questions for parents, a University of Michigan researcher is beginning to understand which boys are simply being boys and which may be headed for trouble. ...> Full Article


How are children affected by maternal anxiety and depression? (10/31/2013)

Maternal symptoms of anxiety and depression increased the risk of emotional and disruptive problem behaviors in children as early as 18 months of age, according to new research findings from the TOPP study. The risk persisted into adolescence and also gave an increased risk of depressive symptoms. The study is published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. ...> Full Article


Managing children's screen time: What parents need to know (10/27/2013)

UC research is represented among the national, regional and local experts to be featured at a Cincinnati symposium. ...> Full Article


What's best for depressed pregnant women and their infants? (10/23/2013)

Do the benefits of treating depressed pregnant women with antidepressants outweigh the risks of the drug exposure to their babies in terms of neonatal health and long-term development? That hotly debated question will be at the center of the 2013 Perinatal Mental Health Meeting Nov. 6-8 in Chicago. National experts from various fields will present new research findings on perinatal depression as well as offer workshops in how to best treat it with psychotherapy. ...> Full Article


1 in 10 women drink a little alcohol while pregnant (10/21/2013)

Researchers in Norway found that negative affectivity is linked to light alcohol use and binge drinking during pregnancy. Results published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, show 16% of women had light alcohol use in the first trimester and 10% in the second trimester. Binge drinking occurred in 12% of women during their first trimester and 0.5% in the second trimester. ...> Full Article


Postpartum depression spans generations (10/19/2013)

A recently published study suggests that exposure to social stress not only impairs a mother's ability to care for her children but can also negatively impact her daughter's ability to provide maternal care to future offspring. ...> Full Article


Listening matters for mothers (10/10/2013)

Listening matters for mothersA University of Iowa study shows that mothers with prematurely born babies benefit emotionally and mentally from one-on-one sessions with a hospital nurse. The pilot "listening visits" may provide a framework for helping pre-term infant mothers combat anxiety and depression. Results were published in the Journal of Perinatology. ...> Full Article


Psychotropic medication use, including stimulants, in young children leveling off (10/7/2013)

The use of psychotropic prescription medications to treat ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety and other mental health disorders in very young children appears to have leveled off. ...> Full Article


Stress early in life leads to adulthood anxiety and preference for 'comfort foods' (8/7/2013)

New research finds that adult rats reared in a stressful neonatal environment demonstrate more anxiety and stress, and they prefer to eat more foods rich in fat and sugar. ...> Full Article


Adolescents are what they don't eat, too (8/6/2013)

Adolescents are what they don't eat, tooDiets lacking omega-3 fatty acids -- found in foods like wild fish, eggs, and grass-fed livestock -- can have worsened effects over consecutive generations, especially affecting teens, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. ...> Full Article


The verdict on tiger-parenting? (6/28/2013)

Long before Amy Chua's provocative 2011 memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," raised the bar for tough-love parenting, psychologists at UC Berkeley were studying the effects of three kinds of child-rearing: authoritarian (too hard), permissive (too soft) and authoritative (combo). Now, with the recent release of Berkeley alumna Kim Wong Keltner's memoir, "Tiger Babies Strike Back," along with other scholarly works and testimonials, the results are in. ...> Full Article


Early stress may sensitize girls' brains for later anxiety (11/14/2012)

High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls, according to new results of a long-running population study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists. ...> Full Article


Education program developed for preventing antisocial behavior in 3-year-old children (10/8/2010)

Education program developed for preventing antisocial behavior in 3-year-old childrenThe program Aprender a convivir (Learning to live together) found that 90 percent of children interacted more actively with other children, and that 86 percent reduced anxiety/depression, shyness or social isolation. The University of Granada researchers responsible for this project -- where puppets are employed -- worked with a sample of 131 children for 3 months. ...> Full Article

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