AAP Recommends More Playtime for Kids
Monday, October 09, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Parenting

It might seem like a contradictory sentiment in a culture of competitive, overstimulated children, but on Monday the American Academy of Pediatrics released a report aimed at stressing the i... more


Psychiatrists Often Fail to Diagnose Bipolar Disorder in Children
Monday, October 09, 2006 By BlogMeister
Category: Bipolar Disorder

When testing children and adolescents for bipolar and manic tendencies, clinicians rely on the same standard measurements used for adults. Because of this, the disorders often go undiagnosed at a ... more


NEA List Aims to Combat Dropout Rate
Friday, October 06, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Assessment & Evaluation

This week, the National Education Association released a 12-point "action" plan designed to reverse America's bloated high-school dropout rates. Based on the belief that every American child is ... more


Legal Status Says Little About a Drugs Destructive Capabilities
Friday, October 06, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

In preparing a story called "Legally High" for The New Scientist, British writer Gaia Vince turned himself into a human guinea pig, testing many of the substances he was writing about. While we can on... more


Corporal Punishment Debate Heats Up
Friday, October 06, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Behavior/Conduct Disorders

Educators have argued over the merits of physical punishment for more than a century, sponsoring numerous inconclusive studies intended to identify the most effective methods for administering c... more


Beat Back Father Time With a Positive Attitude
Thursday, October 05, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Depression

There is a hypothesis, one that has been gaining a lot of steam too, that as we age our health is effected by our very perceptions of aging and being old. We've all heard someone say, "You're only as ... more


Parents Not Aware of Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Adolesence

A new study that appears in this month's edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research illustrates just how out of touch parents are about their adolescent and teen children's drinking. Fr... more


Bush Plans School Violence Conference
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category:

In response to three horrific incidents of violence in American schools over the past week, the White House plans to arrange a conference to address the issue, spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters o... more


Parents Not Aware of Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

A new study that appears in this month's edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research illustrates just how out of touch parents are about their adolescent and teen children's drinking. Fr... more


New Communication Technologies Still Not Taking Off in Medical Practices
Tuesday, October 03, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) released the results of their recent look at the use of e-mail by doctors in the clinical environment. According to their data, 24% of doctors report... more


Update on School Shootings, Terrell Owens
Monday, October 02, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Depression

Two of last week's most compelling stories have spilled into a new line on the calendar. The first of these was the school shootings of which there were two last week: one in Colorado and one in Wisco... more


Suicide Rates See Decreases, SSRI Link Takes Hit
Monday, October 02, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Depression

When the FDA placed black-box warnings on labels for SSRI class antidepressants on October 15, 2004, they threw open the doors to a debate that has raged throughout the mental health field. We have w... more


Recent Incidents Should Shine Spotlight on School Safety
Friday, September 29, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Parenting

We have only just recently embarked on a new school year, but reading the headlines from across the country, it would seem that violence at schools has skyrocketed in the last couple of weeks. Beginni... more


Recent Incidents Should Shine Spotlight on School Safety
Friday, September 29, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Bullying/Victimization

We have only just recently embarked on a new school year, but reading the headlines from across the country, it would seem that violence at schools has skyrocketed in the last couple of weeks. Beginni... more


Testosterone Overload Kills Brain Cells
Thursday, September 28, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

"Roid Rage," depression and many other negative side effects have been observed and categorized in relation to the use of steroids and other androgens. New research suggests that a possible explanatio... more


Troubled Star, Terrell Owens, Serves as Reminder of Mental Health Problems' Many Forms
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

Most sports fans, and probably even those of you who don't know a homerun from a touchdown, will probably have heard by now about Cowboy's star receiver Terrell Owens's suicide attempt last night. At ... more


Obesity Intervention Programs Are Not Helping Kids
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Eating Healthy/ Eating Disorders

More than 70 percent of obese children will remain dangerously overweight and risk developing heart disease and diabetes if they do not shed the extra pounds by the end of adolescence, but the vast ... more


Allen Institute Completes Landmark Brain Imaging Work
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Our Psychology

In September 2003, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen announced that he was putting $100 million of his own money into a project that would create a genome-wide map of gene expression ... more


AA Linked to Lower Murder Rate
Monday, September 25, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

A little while back Dr. William Hapworth wrote about the value of 12 step programs in helping many beat addiction and the anxiety and depressions that often accompany it. Work out of University of Tor... more


Stress, Depression Wear on Caregivers
Monday, September 25, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Depression

New research reported today in USA Today has found that caregivers, a group whose health is typically much poorer than contemporaries not caring for a loved one, endure stress and health deterioration... more


Educators Debate SAT-Optional Policies
Friday, September 22, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category:

Continuing a debate that intensified earlier this year as more institutions of higher education opted not to require SAT scores from applicants, Reed College President Colin S. Diver recently wrote ... more


New Survey: MBA Students Most Likely to Cheat
Friday, September 22, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: Classroom Issues

While law schoolers generally endure the most dismissive ridicule, a new survey suggests that MBA students more often engage in ethically questionable academic practices. In a pool of more t... more


To Break the Cycle, Sex Offenders Need Mandatory L
Thursday, September 21, 2006 By William E. Hapworth M.D.
Category: Our Psychology

A week ago, Matt Lauer, of Today Show† fame, interviewed Debra LaFave, the 24-year-old high school teacher who made headlines for sleeping with a student 9 years her junior, for NBCís Date... more


Surveyed Teachers Need More Training and Management Skills
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 By Blog Meister
Category: School Psychology

In this year's Teacher Needs Survey, which was sponsored by the American Psychological Association's Center for Psychology in the Schools and Education and involved more than two thousan... more


The Internet: Worse for Students than Alcohol?
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 By TheEditorInChief
Category: Addiction

So clearly we're being facetious with that headline, but data cited in a recent AP article from the Detroit Free Press should give pause to many college students, parents and administrators around the... more


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