Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis among offspring, a new Dutch study considered the behavior problems of children born to older parents...
Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

New research finds mothers of young children with autism can reduce parenting stress and depression by improving their relationship with the child. Investigators from Case Western Reserve University examined the effects of this technique in a small experimental...

Sleep Issues Tied to Poor Mental Health in Natural Disaster Survivors

Sleep problems appear to be closely linked to mental health problems among natural disaster survivors even two years after the event, according to a new study that surveyed survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The findings suggest that sleep health should be a...
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...

Severe Injuries from Violence May Hike Risk for Depression, PTSD

Many individuals who are hospitalized for a serious injury are at greater risk for developing post-injury depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A new study finds that these post-injury mental health risks are even higher among patients whose...

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...