Child DisordersInfo Center
The Mental Health Meds Teens Are Taking
A wide range of psychotropic medications are available to treat mental health conditions, including disorders in teens. But how many teens are actually taking these medications?
Spank 'Em, Ground 'Em or Time Out?
Using spanking for discipline with preschoolers is still a very common practice. But how, if at all, does it affect kids later on? A recent study found that there are some negative long-term effects, depending on who does the spanking and when.
Language Challenges for Children of Teens
Having a baby as a teenager can present various challenges to these new, young moms. Those challenges may influence the way their children develop as well.
Consistent Bedtimes Good for Children
Children's attempts to delay bedtime become the stuff of folklore at times. But staying firm about a consistent bedtime can be important.
Growing a Baby in Dirty Air
The environment around a pregnant woman can influence a growing baby. High levels of pollution may be one thing that affects a developing baby.
Mental Health Medication Trends for Kids
Diagnosing very young children with behavioral conditions can be challenging. Deciding how to treat them, and whether to use medication, is a challenge as well.
The Mysterious Aches of Bullying
As bullying receives more attention, researchers are learning more about its possible effects on children. The long-term effects may be more than emotional or psychological. They could be physical as well.
Foster Children and Orphans Facing Fetal Disorders
Children not living with biological or adopted parents often already face greater challenges than other children. But events before their birth may add to those challenges.
Working Out Development for Cerebral Palsy
All children develop at different rates even if there are "averages" that exist for the typical child. Children with disabilities may vary even more in their development.
Another Risk Factor for Teen Suicide
There is no research showing that it's possible to successfully "prevent" suicides. But, it is possible to know risk factors so that people can get help, potentially reducing the chance they will attempt suicide.