Uninsured Kids With Mental Health Emergencies Often Transferred to Another Hospital

Children without health insurance who present to the emergency department (ED) for mental health issues are more likely to be transferred to another hospital compared to kids with private insurance, according to a new study by researchers at the University of...
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...
Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Twins born by cesarean birth may be at greater risk for cognitive problems, according to a new study at the University of Malaga (UMA) in Spain. The findings are published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology. “Twins are very vulnerable, since their birth...
Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Around 20 percent of kids will develop one or more compulsive tics, such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or shrugging, at some point during childhood. Yet far fewer (only around 3 percent) go on to develop a chronic tic disorder, such as Tourette syndrome. In...
Family Chaos, Depression May Make It Harder to Manage Kids’ Asthma

Family Chaos, Depression May Make It Harder to Manage Kids’ Asthma

A chaotic household as well as child and parent depression are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new paper published in the journal Pediatrics. “Higher levels of chaos — lack of organization or set routines, among other...