February 3rd 2023
The same risk was not found for offspring of fathers with primary immunodeficiencies.
January 18th 2023
November 29th 2022
Assessing COVID-19’s impact: Adolescent psychosocial functioning and suicidal ideation in outpatient pediatric practiceAugust 12th 2021
The long-term impact of COVID-19 on mental health may not be known for years, but right now it's vital to assess mental health in teenagers to help them get the help they may require.
Small but meaningful link between teen oral contraceptives and future depressionAugust 2nd 2021
Adolescent oral contraceptive use is associated with a small yet meaningful increased risk of experiencing an episode of major depressive disorder (MDD) in early adulthood, especially among women with no history of MDD in adolescence.
Emotion dysregulation in childhood may increase risk of anorexia nervosa as a teenJuly 15th 2021
Eating disorders have been associated with an inability to control one’s emotions. An investigation examines whether dysregulation in childhood may increase the risk of a future anorexia nervosa diagnosis when a child reaches adolescence.
Addressing mental health concerns in type 1 diabetes patients in a pandemicJune 25th 2021
Although the mental toll of the pandemic has been high for everyone, it’s been especially difficult for children with chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes. A session at the virtual Scientific Sessions for the American Diabetes Association addressed how one program tackled these concerns.
Looking at mental health disparities in gender diverse and transgender teensJune 24th 2021
Being a gender diverse and transgender adolescent can mean an increased risk of mental health concerns. When those concerns lead to treatment programs, are they more likely to have worse outcomes than their cisgender peers?
Is internet-delivered CBT effective in treating social anxiety disorder?May 18th 2021
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective way to treat social anxiety disorder, but some children and families struggle to find a local therapist that can help. A study examines whether internet delivered CBT can be effective.
Suicide ideation and suicide attempts are common in teens with mental health problemsJune 9th 2020
Suicide has been on the rise in the pediatric population. Now a new report looks at the prevalence of suicide ideation and suicide attempts in teenagers and young adults with mental health problems.
Does bullying of LGBTQ teenagers increase risk of suicide?May 29th 2020
Bullying and suicide in the pediatric population have shown disturbing upward trends in recent years. A new investigation examines the link between the two among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) children and teenagers.
Recognizing the signs of depression in kids and teensDecember 26th 2019
As the rate of suicide climbs, the ability to access shows like 13 Reasons Why without parental supervision grows, and social media pushes an impossible quest for perfection, it has become more important than ever for parents, caregivers, and educators to have a good understanding of what depression is and what the signs are.
Riddle me this: The making of a bullyJune 14th 2019
This month’s Riddle Me This! online quiz explores the study evidence to reveal some unexpected traits, risk factors, and trajectories for these children. Are there common functional skills traits in younger bullies? What does the literature say about the familial linkage of bullying-is it learned at home?
How to identify and treat bullying
Bullying is a preventable health problem that has lasting impacts. Pediatricians need to screen patients for risk factors, empower families with coping skills, and advocate for antibullying resources in their communities.