depression 

Sexual Assault Victims Often Lose Coping Skills

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Young girls who are sexually assaulted often grow up less able to deal with stress and are prone to depression, obesity, anxiety and other mental and emotional problems.
MSNBC reports researchers from the Univer...
Consequences of incest stretch far into adult years.

Divorce Hurts Kids' Math Grades, Research Shows

Study shows children of divorce may suffer in math. Credit: Getty Images
You might want to stay married. Think of the children.
Research shows divorce makes children feel lonely and sad. They experience depression, anxiety and low s...
Two minus one can equal something entirely wrong for children of divorce.

Listening to Lots of Music Could Mean Your Teen is Depressed, Study Shows

Teen depression may lie within their music. Credit: Corbis Turns out parents don't have to worry about the teen who has sequestered herself in her room, buried in the book "Water for Elephants." But, that kid who constantly has earbuds...Listening to music, reading books may factor into whether or not your teen is depressed.

Facebook Can Lead to Depression in Adolescents, Report Says

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Facebook depression is common among teens. Credit: Getty Images Just when you think you've got the whole social media thing covered with your tween or teen, a new tech-related monster rears its ugl...
Just when you think you've got the whole social media thing covered with your tween or teen, a new tech-related monster rears its ugly head.

Treating Depressed Moms Makes Kids Feel Better, Too, Study Says

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Treating mothers will treat their kids. Credit: Corbis
If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
So it stands to reason that when Mama lightens up, the dark cloud over her children's heads disapp...
If mama ain't happy, nobody happy. But everyone can get better.

Miscarriage Mourning Lingers, Even After a Healthy Baby is Born, Study Shows

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Sadness from a miscarriage can last a lifetime. Credit: Getty Images
The grief following a miscarriage or stillborn is a loss that can lead to anxiety and depression, but researchers are now dis...
The grief following a miscarriage loss can lead to prolonged psychological distress even after mothers deliver healthy babies.

Depressed Dads Spank Kids More Often, Study Shows

A new study finds 7 percent of dads of 1-year-olds are depressed. Credit: Getty With so much focus on maternal post-partum depression, it's easy to overlook the mental health of fathers, but a new study shows depressed dads also are le...Depressed dadswere nearly four times more likely to report spanking their child.

The College Kids Aren't All Right, They're Depressed

Today's college students are 10 percent more likely to be depressed than they were 10 years ago. Credit: Getty If your college kid texts home to say he's hunkering down in his dorm on weekend nights and too exhausted to haul himself ou...The number of college-age students seeking help for depression or anxiety is on the rise.

Girls Who Menstruate Early Can Suffer (Duh!) Depression

If you think periods are depressing as an adult, think how you'd feel if you were younger than 12. Credit: Getty
Hmm, how to put this delicately? Aunt Flo is in town.
Scarlett is returning to Tara. The Red Army is marching south. Th...
Bloating, cramping and bleeding before age 12 is depressing? Stop the presses!

One Third of LGBT Youth Have Attempted Suicide

People participate in a candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in September. Credit: Reena Rose Sibayan, AP
It may get better, but for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, it's still ...
The good news is that 70 percent of the LGBT youth in the study didn't meet the criteria for any mental disorders.

New Recommendations for Maternal Depression

Screening for depression early on can help assure a healthy mom and healthy baby. Credit: Getty Images
Each year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during...
Each year, more than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed, which makes perinatal depression -- depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the first year after birth -- the most under-diagnosed obstetric complication in the United States.

Transitioning to College: Parents Can Help Ease the Process

Parents are often uncomfortable speaking with their college-age children about depression. Credit: Getty Images
As many parents can attest, senior year of high school is a cauldron of emotions. Excitement and fear coexist during this busy transit...

ADHD in Childhood Associated With Risk of Depression and Suicide, Study Says

Early intervention may help kids who develop depression concurrently with ADHD. Credit: Getty Images
Young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempt...
Young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempts five to 13 years after they are diagnosed, according to a report released today.

Worried About Your Child's School-Related Anxieties? Here's How to Help

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Most parents anticipate a certain level of back-to-school jitters for our kids, and even ourselves, but some children's anxieties need to be taken more seriously than others. So, how does...
By knowing what to expect, parents can help their children deal with worries they might not understand themselves.

How to Help Children of Depressed Parents Cope

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Depression in children is very serious. At any given time, 5 percent of children age 9 to 17 meet the criteria for major depression. The symptoms of depression in children include feelings of sadness or hopelessness, los...
In many cases, the root of childhood depression can be found in the people with whom they are closest.

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