Pediatrics

Book offers hope to parents of children who self-injure

Parents who discover their children intentionally hurt themselves—by cutting, carving, scratching or burning their skin—often feel guilty and ashamed, assuming they somehow caused their children's emotional distress.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists find that adults take girls' pain less seriously

Gender stereotypes can hurt children—quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more ...

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