Sedentary behavior throughout adolescence is associated with the risk for depressive symptoms at age 18 years.
Early-life stress caused by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has been linked to alterations in HPA axis activity that persist into adulthood, which may play a role in mental health disorders, including depression.
There is a modest association between problematic video game involvement and certain forms of violence in adolescents, according to study data published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research.
Rates of access to and engagement with internet-based communication and/or social media were high, with most participants (96%) indicating access to a cell phone and social media sites, and most participants engaging in at least 1 social media activity per day.
Among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), girls often receive a first diagnosis of autism later than boys.
The relationship between eczema phenotypes and school-age emotional and behavioral problems, as well as the bidirectional relationship between eczema and emotional and behavioral problems in children between birth and age 10 years, was analyzed in this study.
Children and adolescents who self-harm have an increased risk for suicide.
A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry provides some context for the increased susceptibility to interpersonal dysfunction and psychiatric disorders observed in adults with exposure to childhood maltreatment.
The study provides strong evidence for the utility of resting-state fMRI measures in predicting the development of attentional or mood disorders in children.
Prenatal exposure to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter <2.5 µm is associated with a decrease in corpus callosum volume in children.