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Psychology & Psychiatry

New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), is as efficacious as ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cocky kids: The four-year-olds with the same overconfidence as risk-taking bankers

Overconfidence in one's own abilities despite clear evidence to the contrary is present and persistent in children as young as four, a new study by the University of Sussex Business School has revealed.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Self-regulation for kids: At home, at school and with autism

As every teacher will assert, self-regulation is the key to optimal learning; it helps kids tune in, stay focused and be ready to learn. But what if your child isn't wired this way? For many children, self-regulation is hard ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Supporting children's mental health during a pandemic

Knowing how to talk to your children about risks is difficult at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Now, as most of us social distance to give health care workers the best chance to confront the COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New app allows NICU families to 'visit' baby during COVID-19 pandemic

With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, many hospitals and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are limiting the number of people who can visit newborn babies to reduce the risk of contamination. At Northwestern ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Transgender teens have high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts

Two-thirds of transgender teens have depression, and many also have suicidal thoughts and self-injuring behavior, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants prefer individuals who achieve their goals efficiently

From birth, we acquire information and learn through interacting with others; that is why it is so important to be able to identify the most suitable individuals to interact with. To interact with others, it is important ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19's impact on youth mental health the focus of new research

COVID-19 has led to an elevated awareness of threat in the environment and has caused major disruptions to families' lives, through social distancing, school closures, and now effective lock-down. A new research survey, launched ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Children and COVID-19: How to help kids cope and practice safety

Many children may be confused and frightened about the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents can do a lot to help children cope and stay safe during the outbreak, a University of Mississippi psychology professor advises.

Autism spectrum disorders

US autism rates up 10 percent in new CDC report

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance ...