Category Archives: Science Daily


Jan

25

2019
Giving children the skills they need to tackle life’s toughest challenges

Giving children the skills they need to tackle life’s toughest challenges

Mental health is not just an adult issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the last 15 years among girls 10 to 14 years of age in the United States. More detailed analyses of the data only paint a bleaker picture for some minority populations.


Jan

24

2019
Genetic risk for ADHD manifest in brain structure in childhood

Genetic risk for ADHD manifest in brain structure in childhood

There is only scant scientific evidence on whether the genetic risk for developing specific psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits is manifest in brain structure from childhood and, to date, studies have focused primarily on adult populations. The question remains unanswered.


Jan

24

2019
Children shape their learning environment

Children shape their learning environment

Researchers are exploring how parents and children influence each other when they interact, and the longer term impact this has on language acquisition.


Jan

16

2019
How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?

How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?

A new study was able to successfully predict — with 72.8 percent accuracy — if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth. The scientists predicted this depression trajectory using four maternal characteristics that put the mother at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance…

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Jan

16

2019
Fighting perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on multiple levels

Fighting perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on multiple levels

Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of women in their lifetimes and up to 50 percent in some specific populations. PMADs can lead to a variety of adverse outcomes for both mothers…

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