Paying to get your kids into prestigious universities is an example of a 'bulldozer parenting' trend, which reduces exposure to failure and can lead to mental health difficulties.
Mental health is impacted by both genetic and environmental factors. But new research reveals that many mental health disorders may flow from early disturbances in fetal development.
Depression can affect people at any stage in life – here, an expert in psychology answers a young reader's question about how to help.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
There are more than 1.3 million young Australian voters in NSW, but they feel excluded from traditional politics. To win the youth vote, politicians must address the key issues that matter to them.
When we have a panic attack, our body is mobilising to respond to a high level of stress. As unpleasant as panic attacks may be, it's helpful to keep in mind they're not dangerous.
Diseases like psoriasis and lupus are linked with a heightened risk of mental health disorders in younger adults.
When teenagers sleep for less than eight hours a night, they are at increased risk of suicide, being overweight, high rates of injury, poor sustained attention and low school grades.
Online therapies for mental health can be as effective as talking therapies. If we want to expand access to mental health care, it's important we embrace digital approaches.
The media frenzy surrounding George Pell's conviction may force victims of child sexual abuse to relive their own trauma.
Disability, autonomy and euthanasia – an uncomfortable debate.
Children’s lives are being stifled. No longer are they able to spend time with friends unsupervised, explore their community or hang around in groups without being viewed with suspicion.
Research using massive databases -- such as the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register -- is enabling a whole new understanding of the links between life history, the gut and mental health.
The transition to parenthood comes with plenty of stress. A psychology researcher suggests that paid family leave could help lift some of the burden – with positive health benefits down the road.
There can be many benefits in practising mindfulness. But it's not a way to relax or escape from your problems.
There is a clear link between women who have experienced domestic violence and mental illness. This link needs to be better addressed in mental health services.
Almost half of people with depression don't appear as sad as you'd expect, but are at a particularly high risk of suicide.
Early intervention is a proven way to address the burden of mental ill health. We just need to better understand who is at risk of developing a mental disorder – and how best to treat them.
Young people turn to social media for support and encouragement, when society fails to help.
Popular accounts of the effects of microdosing don't quite match the experience of long-term microdosers, according to this new research.