Category Archives: Psych

Heavy Screen Time Appears to Impact Childrens’ Brains

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Researchers have found “different patterns” in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing US study. The first wave of information from the $300 … Continue reading

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Infections In Childhood Linked to Increased Risk of Mental Disorders

[Source:  Psych Central] A new study shows that fevers, sore throats and infections during childhood can increase the risk of also suffering from a mental disorder as a child or adolescent. According to researchers, the study’s findings expand the understanding of the … Continue reading

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Brain Alterations May Help Explain Why Some Kids are More Resilient

[Source:  Psych Central] A new study sheds light on the mystery of why some children are more vulnerable to the effects of maltreatment — a major risk factor for psychiatric complications including anxiety, depression, addiction and suicide — and others seem more resilient. Researchers … Continue reading

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Pinterest Pin Board of the Week: Hanukkah!

Christmas-time is around the corner.   It is a wonderful time of year, but it is also a time for other celebrations as well. Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah) is HERE!    Here is a great collection of holiday activities to do … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: Suicides Are on the Rise. Here’s How Schools Can Help

[Source: Education Week – Rules for Engagement Blog] By Guest Blogger Lisa Stark  “Extremely discouraging.” That’s how the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention describes the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC found in 2017, more than 47,000 people … Continue reading

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