Attention deficit disorders

How COVID-19 increases challenges for youth with ADHD

Compared to their peers, youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to experience significant impairment in school functioning and mental health. Mix in the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Having difficult holiday conversations about COVID-19

December is traditionally a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. But the COVID-19 pandemic will make this season difficult for many, as health experts recommend staying ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Family conflict common during bereavement, study shows

A dying loved one should bring families together but often tears them apart—an uncomfortable dynamic that needs to be better recognized and prevented, says a University of Alberta grief researcher.

Pediatrics

The parenting myth revealed by lockdown

On Thursday, March 26 this year, working parents faced a dilemma—how were they going to work and care for their children during lockdown? The restrictions meant schools, early childcare centres, and kindergartens were closed. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Family dynamics may influence suicidal thoughts in children

Death by suicide in children has reached a 30-year high in the United States. During middle and high school, 10 to 15% of kids have thoughts of suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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