Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

A new study shows that adversity early in life affects a child’s executive function skills, such as their ability to focus or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to changes in a child’s...
Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Girls are bullied more often than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Nursing Research. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning...

Kids With Immigrant Dads at Greater Risk for PTSD

A new study finds that children with immigrant fathers are much more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The register-based study, conducted by researchers from the University of Turku in Finland, included 3,639 children born in Finland...

Parents Don’t Have to Be Perfect, Just ‘Good Enough’

New research finds that caregivers need only “get it right” 50 percent of the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby. For the new study, Dr. Susan S. Woodhouse, an associate professor of counseling...

Depression and Everyday Stress May Lead to Cardiovascular Issues

New research suggests everyday stress may play a significant role in overall health among adults with depression. A team of investigators from Penn State found an association between daily stress and blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression who are otherwise...

Older Adults: Anger More Harmful to Health than Sadness

New research finds that anger may harm an older person’s physical health by increasing inflammation. Inflammation is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer. However, investigators discovered not all negative emotions are...