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Moms Can Transmit Psychiatric Trouble To Kids

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Individual symptoms, such as anxiety, avoidance and a heightened response to stress, can be transmitted from mother to child and even grandchildren by multiple nongenetic mechanisms, a new study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and other institutions shows. The pre-clinical findings, published May 13 in Nature Communications, may lead [...]

Six Ways Good Parents Contribute To Their Child’s Anxiety

How parents contribute to a child's anxiety. Photo: Getty Kids have it hard these days. It doesn't seem like it when they're playing on their $500 tech gadgets, but they do. Twenty-first century living is taking its toll, and many kids are finding it hard to cope. The number of children dealing with [...]

Studies Show Owning A Cat Can Lead To Severe Mental Illness Later In Life

Results of a new study has cat lovers defending their feline friends. Though most cats love to cuddle and can serve as a nurturing companion for years, a third study now shows that people who come in contact with litter boxes may later develop sudden rage, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.  - Heather Holeman Source: Studies show owning [...]

Teaching Kids How to be Sad

Helping the next generation live with feelings, not pathologise them. Young people in our society are increasingly worried and upset – not about any aspect of their life in particular - but about being worried and upset. This is a relatively new phenomenon. In the 1980s, surveys of teens showed they were worried about school, [...]

Eating Disorders: Promoting Health and Wellbeing in your School

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that are associated with significant physical complications. Eating disorders not only involve considerable psychological impairment and distress, but they are also associated with major wide-ranging and serious medical complications, which can affect every major organ in the body. Eating disorders occur in both men and women, young and old, [...]

Mental Health Care Needs to be More Scientific

Management of mental health often seems intuitive, so many interventions have been developed and rolled out on the basis of good intentions rather than good science eg, post-traumatic stress disorder counselling after natural disasters. We do not deny the role of clinical expertise and the art of the individual psychiatrist, but we believe that studies [...]

Happiness is Overrated

To seek happiness as a permanent state derives from two primitive evolutionary impulses: avoiding pain (which we associate with danger and the risk of death) and seeking gratification (which helps ensure that our genes get passed on). But it also turns out that pain and discomfort are critical to growth, and that achieving excellence depends [...]

There’s No ‘Rushing Women’s Syndrome’ But Hormones Affect Mental Health

Political controversies often use the suffix “gate“ to embellish their significance. In pop psychology, the equivalent is the made-up “syndrome”, which involves a combination of symptoms and circumstances to explain behaviours and reactions. The latest is “rushing women’s syndrome”, which former swimmer Lisa Curry used to explain her hormonal shifts leading to her divorce. But [...]

Up to 1 in 5 children suffer from a mental disorder, CDC says

Up to 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, and the number of kids diagnosed with one has been rising for more than a decade, according to a report released on Thursday by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In the agency's first-ever study of mental disorders [...]