There is often a long delay between the onset of bipolar symptoms and correct diagnosis and treatment which puts vulnerable young people at risk of suicide.
Criticism and lecturing won’t help. This will.
Less than half of the children aged 0-14 who have TB are diagnosed – so they never even start treatment.
Many children and adolescents fall victim to online exploitation, but there are some steps parents can take to protect their children online.
Adults don’t always listen to or understand children when they are abused.
The rate of suicide attempts in children and adolescents increased by 22 per cent during the pandemic compared to before the pandemic.
Addiction to social media can affect the emotional well-being of adolescents and young adults. But staying offline — even for only a few hours a day — can help.
The mental health of teenagers has grown far worse over the last decade. But a new report shows that, compared with boys, teen girls are disproportionately experiencing sadness and hopelessness.
Black, Latino, Asian and Indigenous teens have different online experiences – both positive and negative – than their white peers. These differences are overlooked when research focuses on white kids.
The risk of developing eye complications is high in young people with Type 2 diabetes, which is increasingly affecting children and adolescents, especially those who are more sedentary.
Nearly 1 in 5 US teenagers battle depression. But parents can help by communicating openly, creating a behavior contract and finding low-pressure opportunities to interact with their teen.
Experts across the board have identified inequality as a major challenge to efforts to end AIDS.
Parents are enablers, motivators and facilitators of their children’s education.
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing children and adolescents. But research shows that early screening – including in school settings – can identify children who are at risk.
Should teens drink alcohol? Ideally, no. But in the real world, here are some tips on how to minimise harm.
Adolescent biology, early morning classes and too much evening screen time are a few of the key drivers behind teen sleep deprivation.
Young people who experienced violence between other family members, and had been directly subjected to abuse, were 9.2 times more likely to use violence in the home.
Primary care doctors have long played an important role in providing birth control. Now, with the fall of Roe, they could help fill a critical need for comprehensive family planning services.
Parental controls and surveillance have their place but internal safeguards like empathy, resilience and values serve children throughout their lives, whether online or offline.
Models shows that some 4 million people in the US have lost a grandparent to COVID-19. But until now, there has been a dearth of research into the mental health effects of losing a grandparent.