The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today’s youth has significantly increased compared to prior generations, which may be taking a toll on young people’s mental health, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that frequently presents in childhood, and, like many pediatric mental health issues, is misunderstood, underreported, and misdiagnosed. In children, it may be particularly easy to dismiss the hallmark behaviors of OCD
In a study that feels beyond overdue — and yet extraordinarily timely, given the recent, rampant conversations (including our own Women & Work panel last year) around India’s leaking pipeline of professional women — researchers at the University of Ghent
In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois explored possibly the most realistic scenario in the history of the world: to what degree stressed mothers are able to support their children’s stress while they handle their own. Research
Kids with a depressed father are more likely to be at-risk for teen depression, finds a new study led by researchers from University College London. While the link between mothers’ depression and depression in their children is well-established, the new Lancet Psychiatry study is
The latest trend in the horror show of 21st-century adolescence? Self-cyberbullying. The behavior — also called “digital self-harm” or “self-trolling” — is surprisingly prevalent, says Sameer Hinduja, PhD, a researcher and bullying expert at Florida Atlantic University who recently led a
Postpartum depression in women is starting to get the medical and societal attention it deserves, but postpartum depression in men is still little understood. While paternal postpartum depression has been documented in 7 to 10% of new fathers, some mental health
Luckily, it really does get better. A new study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying is directly responsible for mental health issues years later — but also evidence that these detrimental effects decrease over time.
Respecting teenage friendships and relationships can take a lot of parental self-restraint. But this might make you feel a little better whenever Anika-of-the-Pink-Hair invades your home: a new 10-year study suggests teenagers’ friends have an important, positive effect on their
The tragic death of 14-year-old Manpreet Singh, of Mumbai, has stirred up concern around the Blue Whale Game, an online ‘game’ in which young people must complete escalating tasks from an administrator that culminates in an instruction to commit suicide.
On the heels of a week full of mental health feel-good news, this comes at the right time: You can continue caring for your mental health during pregnancy without worrying you’re harming your still-developing baby. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers
New research sheds light on what causes anorexia and upends popular understanding of it as an eating disorder caused by low self-confidence and poor body image. Researchers have identified a potential metabolic root cause to the eating disorder, as well as