Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Girls are bullied more often than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Nursing Research. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning...

In China, Teens with High Screen Use May Face Greater Risk of Depression

Teens in China who either spend more time on screen activities, such as watching TV or surfing the Web, or less time on non-screen activities are at much greater risk of depression, according to a new study published in the journal Heliyon. The link is even stronger...

Kids With Immigrant Dads at Greater Risk for PTSD

A new study finds that children with immigrant fathers are much more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The register-based study, conducted by researchers from the University of Turku in Finland, included 3,639 children born in Finland...

Weekend Food Program Increases School Attendance for Kids at Risk of Hunger

Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they’re participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, according to a new study at the University of Illinois....

Goal Persistence, Optimism Tied to Reduced Anxiety, Depression

People who persevere toward their goals and maintain a positive outlook on life tend to have less anxiety and depression over time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. “Perseverance cultivates a sense of purposefulness that...