Published October 17, 2010
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Published August 26, 2016
As the new school year begins, it might be helpful to review APA’s “Top 20 Principles” for teachers as possible topics for teacher in-service during the year. Enjoy the new term!
Published August 24, 2016
A new study, summarized in Psychiatric Times, suggests that children and teens taking medication for diagnosed ADHD are less likely to engage in risky behaviours than those diagnosed but not taking medications. Accurate diagnosis is a key, though, and reasons for differences in prevalence rates among different groups is discussed.
Published August 19, 2016
An interesting study, reported as a Harvard Health Publication, examined the effects of exercise on teens who were depressed and being treated, as well as the effect of exercise alone. Bottom line – exercise can help, but isn’t a cure-all.
Published August 16, 2016
Education Week has published an interesting article on the shared responsibility of schools and society in identifying and preventing mental health issues in children and youth. The statistics are American, but they likely reflect Canadian numbers too.
Published July 28, 2016
New research from the University of Cambridge, reported in BBC News, explores how the various regions of the teen brain develop, and make associations with the onset of mental problems when the development goes awry. There are interesting side-bar articles as well.
Published July 21, 2016
A new report by CAMH, which surveyed a large number of Ontario teens, found that rates of anxiety are on the rise. An overview of the study and its results was made available on CBC this morning.
Published July 19, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement, reported by CBC, warning parents of the potential damage which can be done to children who use violent video games and media. Although the suggestions may not be new, they do reinforce the possibility that some children are more vulnerable to the impact of violent games and media than others. The Canadian Pediatric Society is forming a task force to study the issue as well.