One in five children experiences a serious mental disorder at some point in their life, according to the NIMH.
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from May 13 to 17. To commemorate this, Healio/Psychiatry collected the most popular research articles on children’s mental health in 2017.
Transitioning to poverty negatively affects children’s mental health
Experiencing a new transition to poverty significantly increased risk for mental health problems among children in the U.K., according to recent findings. Read more
AAP report provides guidance on managing child abuse
The American Academy of Pediatrics and other pediatric behavioral health organizations released a report that outlines guidance and recommendations for clinicians treating children with past maltreatment. Read more
Biological, environmental factors are key to improving child development
To effectively prevent maladjustment in at-risk children, researchers recommended a shift in national funding priorities from focusing on biological processes to balancing biological and environmental factors. Read more
Pilot project increases mental health care access for homeless
A 5-year program for mental health in homeless children improved access to mental health services and increased educational support, according to initial findings. Read more
Postpartum depression more harmful to offspring than prenatal depression
Exposure to maternal depression during preschool years was more harmful to children’s psychological development than perinatal exposure. Read more