Archive for September, 2010

Higher Incidence of Bullying Experienced by Children with Food Allergies

September 30th, 2010
Higher Incidence of Bullying Experienced by Children with Food AllergiesApproximately 35 percent of children with food allergies over the age of 5 have been victims of bullying, teasing or another form of peer or adult ...

Conflict Patterns Increase Divorce Risk

September 30th, 2010
Conflict Patterns Increase Divorce RiskA new study out of the University of Michigan (U-M) reveals that divorce rates are higher in partnerships where one spouse deals with conflict constructively and the other spouse withdraws. Researchers noted that this pattern ...

Early Intervention Drastically Reduces PTSD in Children

September 30th, 2010
When children witness or experience a potentially traumatic event, such as a car accident, a sports injury, a physical or sexual assault or violence, as many as 1 in 5 will develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, researchers found that a new approach, ...

Autoimmune History Does Not Increase Risk for Bipolar Disorder

September 30th, 2010
Autoimmune History Does Not Increase Risk for Bipolar DisorderThe findings of a recent study revealed that while there is an association between family history of autoimmune disorders and increased risk for schizophrenia, there is not an association ...

Decline in Suicides Not Related to Antidepressants

September 30th, 2010
Decline in Suicides Not Related to Antidepressants As part of an ongoing research effort, scientists have concluded that decline in suicide rates over recent decades, and increase in sales of new antidepressants over ...

Brief, Early Intervention Slows PTSD in Children

September 30th, 2010
Brief, Early Intervention Slows PTSD in ChildrenRelatively brief intervention within 30 days of witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event may help protect children from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Statistically, after experiencing a potentially traumatic ...

Too Much Work Flexibility Can Lead to Stress

September 30th, 2010
Too Much Work Flexibility Can Lead to Stress A new research study suggests having the ability to control one’s work schedule leads to more blurring of the boundaries between work and other parts ...

Loss of Traditional Family Structure Affects Kids’ Wellbeing

September 30th, 2010
Loss of Traditional Family Structure Affects Kids Wellbeing New research investigates the fact that today’s children are less likely to grow up within a traditional family structure. A traditional family structure refers to living with ...

Genetic Link Found for ADHD

September 29th, 2010
Genetic Link Found for ADHDResearchers have found a possible genetic link for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But the researchers also stress that their evidence does not suggest a single gene or set of genes are ...

Teens Disproportionately Affected by Mental Disorders

September 29th, 2010
Teens Disproportionately Affected by Mental DisordersThe percentage of youth suffering from a mental disorder is even greater than the most frequent major physical conditions in adolescence, including diabetes or asthma. About 20 percent of youth ...