Psychology & Psychiatry

When to worry about kids' temper tantrums

Temper tantrums in young children can be an early signal of mental health problems, but how does a parent or pediatrician know when disruptive behavior is typical or a sign of a serious problem?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Child's behavior linked to father-infant interactions, study shows

Children whose fathers are more positively engaged with them at age three months have fewer behavioural problems at age twelve months, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study suggests that interventions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Training peers improves social outcomes for some kids with ASD

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who attend regular education classes may be more likely to improve their social skills if their typically developing peers are taught how to interact with them than if only the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Breastfeeding tied to stronger maternal response to baby's cry

A new study from the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry finds that mothers who feed their babies breast milk exclusively, as opposed to formula, are more likely to bond emotionally with their child during the first ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Latino siblings of children with developmental disabilities at risk

Latino siblings of children developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism may face their own challenges, including anxiety and lower school performance, according to a new study led by researchers with the Bradley ...

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