Kids’ Risk of Attempting Suicide Doubles If Parent Uses Opioids

Kids’ Risk of Attempting Suicide Doubles If Parent Uses Opioids

New research shows a connection between two epidemics in the U.S.: The rising suicide rate among young people and the increase in opioid abuse in adults. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh found that opioid use by a parent is...
Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis among offspring, a new Dutch study considered the behavior problems of children born to older parents...
Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

Strengthening Bond with Autistic Child Can Ease Mom’s Stress, Depression

New research finds mothers of young children with autism can reduce parenting stress and depression by improving their relationship with the child. Investigators from Case Western Reserve University examined the effects of this technique in a small experimental...
Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Twins born by cesarean birth may be at greater risk for cognitive problems, according to a new study at the University of Malaga (UMA) in Spain. The findings are published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology. “Twins are very vulnerable, since their birth...
Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

Parents Play Key Role in Preparing Autistic Teens for Driving

When parents of teens with autism prioritize independence, it can significantly help prepare their children for driving, according to a new study published in the journal Autism in Adulthood. The study, compiled by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia...